Saturday, 11 December 2010

Not Fair At The School Fair

It was the school fair last night. The auction of promises was a competitive affair, with eager bidders hovering around the bid forms ready to outbid whoever had rudely placed another bid.

I'd made a promise. The promise to drive a bus for free. The bus company had generously donated the bus for nothing, provided the person who won the auction paid for the diesel they used.

Who should place a bid?

Oh no. It was only the local bus company owner.

"Yes I thought I would give my staff a cheap day out." Charming.

"You may have a few back seat drivers."

The thought of having a load of bus drivers sitting behind giving advice or making derogatory comments was purgatory personified. "That was close", "Look Out", "What are you doing?", "I wouldn't do it like that" etc etc was not something to look forward to.

I was saved by the bell. Another person outbid the bus company owner. Phew.

1 comment:

  1. Who outbid them?

    Also, tight management - cancelling a staff day out on the grounds of cost. When it's for charity. Tight git.