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RUDE: Bus Driver Takes Three-Minute Break Knowing Full Well This Guy’s Class Started 20 Minutes Ago

RUDE: Bus Driver Takes Three-Minute Break Knowing Full Well This Guy’s Class Started 20 Minutes Ago

FreshmenStudent Life November 7, 2018 The New England Classic

MAIN GATE —On Tuesday, an Eagle Direct bus driver treated himself to three-minutes of personal privilege, despite being fully aware that a student, waiting... RUDE: Bus Driver Takes Three-Minute Break Knowing Full Well This Guy’s Class Started 20 Minutes Ago

MAIN GATE —On Tuesday, an Eagle Direct bus driver treated himself to three-minutes of personal privilege, despite being fully aware that a student, waiting to board the bus, Meninges B. Tinglin (MCAS ‘22), was already twenty minutes late to his 10:00 AM macroeconomics lecture.

As a result of the driver’s reported “disregard,” the student arrived at main campus with a mere 18 minutes left in the period, leaving him no choice but to skip the class entirely.

“It was utter hedonism,” said Tinglin. “I had made it perfectly clear I needed to be somewhere, and this dude had the gall to take a break right in front of me. Absolutely disgraceful.”

Witnesses to the scene confirmed that Tinglin spared no effort in making his situation apparent to the driver. Other students at the scene recounted the scores of impatient looks he gave to the overworked, underpaid, rarely-thanked employee. In addition, reports say Tinglin sighed in exasperation no less than twenty times, an explicit indication of the number of minutes that had passed since his class started.  

Nevertheless, the driver reportedly “took his sweet time” making his “important phone call” to his “child’s school” about how he “wouldn’t be able to make it to the poetry fair” because he had to “cover another shift, I’m so sorry, honey.”

At press time, Tinglin and other students were seen milling around the College Road bus stop, zipping up their Hilfiger jackets and exclaiming that they “work too hard to deal with this shit.”