Tuesday, June 14, 2011

the wheels on the bus won't go round and round

Well we were almost treating to the joys today of having to walk from one end of the airport to the other to get back to our cars when the minibus starting to make rather distressing sounds and jerking motions when it left the office.

Fortunatly it managed to hang in to get us back to the car park so we were fine, mind you anybody finishing at 5.15 was probably in a bit of trouble.

However I found the whole thing rather mausing as most of the guys on the bus at the first odd sounds suddenly switched from customer service agents into highly trained mechanics all convinced that they could diagnose what as wrong with the engine.

We had suggestions ranging from petrol in the tank instead of diesel, the clutch had gone, the gears had gone, the axle had gone ( ???) but the suggestion I liked the best from one guy who concentrated really hard on the noises, closed his eyes tight in concentration before opening them and confidently declaring that what was wrong was " that something on the bus wasn't working right".

Okay so maybe he didn't win any points for coming up with a suggestion that was highly detailed but it was technically correct.

I felt most sorry however for the bus driver who had been driving the bus this morning. First time he ever drives it as a cover and it rather spectacurly breaks down by the afternoon. I don't think he's ever going to leave that one down.

Later folks

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