Day 2 of driving a coach and all is well.
Mind you driving a 40ft tin can down a lane which is in fact not as wide as the coach is a little daunting, negotiating 17th Century Church walls with less than and inch clearance either side all take a bit of getting used to!
This afternoon I had to pick up a load of primary school kids from school and do the school run. Firstly, nothing can prepare you for 40 plus 5, 6 and 7 year olds all shouting, screaming and generally making a racket. I thought the windows of my coach were about to imploud!
Once the teachers got off the bus, a couple of them started talking about the saying "C" "U" "N"ext "T"uesday. If you take those four letters you come up with a word which sort of sums up the vast majority of politicians, but I digress!
So there they all were talking about it, and none of them thankfully could work out what it meant. One bright spark said take the first letters and that makes up a rude word. Oh dear I thought, they could get close to this.
Then one of them asked me "Driver - do you know what "C" "U" "N"ext "T"uesday means?" NO, I said, rather too loudly! A wicked streak did come over me and I thought about saying, why don't you ask your teachers tomorrow! But thought better of it and shut up!
Anyway, they set about trying to work out what the first letters were, 1st letter "S" for Sea! 2nd Letter "Y" for You, "N" for Next and "T" for Tuesday! SYNT - Driver, whats a SYNT?!
Now keeping the coach on the tarmac is difficult enough, and even more so when you are trying not to wet yourself with silent laughter!
So thank goodness for innocence and the English language!
We now have a new swear word, which is unique and very few people will suss what you are really calling them. So feel free to use the word "SYNT" and remember it was made by a group of 6 and 7 year olds whilst on my coach!