Today was the first day of school. This meant that the Single Guy was back on the job, full time. Sure, he had been putting in hours at the school for the last week or so, but today, the kids returned.
He woke up early. He had the best intentions, expecting to arrive at school before the students. He wanted to beat the buses and snag that prime parking spot. But they say if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans, right?
The long commute began well enough for the Single Guy. He had his music going and he was in good voice, so he sang along with every song, even the ones he didn’t really like all that much. He was making excellent time, too, on track to pull into the parking lot by 7:00 a.m. And then it happened…
The Single Guy found himself behind a school bus. “It’s okay,” he thought, “This bus will turn soon.” He kept on singing and, sure enough, the bus turned. Still making good time.
But, several miles down the Single Guy’s next road, there was another school bus. This one was surely headed to the same school, following the same route. There was no getting around it. The Single Guy was stuck.
The first day of school, the Single Guy decided, is just the worst day to get caught behind a school bus. Normally, it’s bad enough to move slowly and have to stop every 20 yards. But on that first day, you also contend with parents taking pictures of their precious child getting on the bus for the first time.
Sure, it’s adorable, but who’s got time for that? Well, parents who want to capture memories have time for that. For the impatient dude in the car who’s trying to get to work on time, it’s not so great.
The Single Guy wasn’t really that annoyed. In fact, he thought was kind of cute and even laughed a little. And, bonus, the fact that he was a little late didn’t set the tone for the rest of the day. Even though he didn’t snag that prime parking spot and, instead, had to park by the road and take the long walk to the entrance.