Wide Open by Rich Powell

Wide Open

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, over 3 years ago

    Stank is just pure evil.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wow…glad I don’t ride the bus.

  3. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 3 years ago


    Me too.

  4. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I think I had “The Wrath” as my school bus driver.

  5. Rich Powell

    Rich Powell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Back in “my day” the big kids would grab the back seats, pummeling those of us who attempted to sit there to the front, and would hop on the seats to catch air should the bus hit a lump in the road or a pothole. It was really effective, you could hit your head on the roof if you caught it right.

  6. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    As a former school bus driver, I oughta take offense, but it’s just too funny to be grumpy at you. :)

    I drove special-needs children, and it wasn’t the students who were my problem; it was the parents of two of my passengers. One in particular was horrible (she was a bad example of a foster parent). But my supervisor was the worst part of that three-year-long job. He wouldn’t stand behind the drivers; when one parent wanted me to watch her child for seizures, and be ready to stop the bus to administer seizure medicaton – rectally adiminstered – and do this while driving a school bus on busy city streets and keeping to a schedule, My supervisor, Teflon Man, couldn’t bring himself to say that it was wrong to expect me to potentially stop the bus beside a busy road, remove the boy from his wheelchair, lie him on the floor of the bus, (in winter, so maybe -40º), take the kid’s pants down, and start fumbling with his bum. Yeah, passersby would understand that it was first aid. So would the police, I’m sure. And the media would have loved it, too. I can count about six charges for driving and first aid infractions, and that doesn’t start going into the child-molestation part of it!!!

    So please be nice to your child’s school bus driver; they have a difficult enough job.

  7. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 3 years ago

    I lived in the country – our driver actually hit a cow one day and knocked out one of the lower windows on the door.

  8. Ken

    Ken said, over 3 years ago

    Is that the school Crankshaft drives for?

  9. WallyBeaumont

    WallyBeaumont said, over 3 years ago


    Crankshaft trains this group. Melvina of course is his favorite.

  10. Mai Griffin

    Mai Griffin said, over 3 years ago

    Have you met his younger brother Will Stink?

  11. AStarofDestiny

    AStarofDestiny said, over 3 years ago


    JEEZ! How could they have possibly expected this of you!? That is/was in no way legal (no matter what era it was when you were a driver). It sounds like the foster mother and the ‘Teflon Boss’ were lacking in common sense.

  12. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago


    It was 1999-2001, and no, it wasn’t legal, but I had nobody to stand up for me and I needed the money. That’s why I usually say thtat those three years were the longest decade of my life. :)

    There were plenty of mornings where teh young lad was exhausted from having seizures before I picked him up. He had had an aide riding with him previously, but since he had never seizured on the bus, they took the aide away the year I started driving him. He didn’t appear to have one on my bus either; and I did have a cell phone supplied that I could have called EMS with as needed. But Teflon Man? A jerk, through and through.

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