She wheels through the door of the driver's room; it's about 11:00pm.
The wheels on her luggage trolley all lit up with tiny Christmas
lights, twinkling away. She heads straight for the station window
where they post the drivers mail. There's mail! She opens her mail.
"THIS IS RIDICULOUS", she exclaims.
Everybody knows her; she's been around for over 30 years. Widely
respected and very well liked by TRIMET patrons, you see her juggling
5-6 balls at a time, or wearing a silly balloon hat. She has a whole
travel case full of circus materials!
"I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS" she complains.
Dutifully taking care of her cousin several times a week, she does
her job with a style all her own. A TRIMET original personality!
And she has weathered 30+ years of bus driving surprisingly well,
although you can see some of the stresses of the job on her face.
Luckily she has enough seniority to spare herself some of the more
rigorous tortures of driving for this company.
"FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, I MAKE IT TO THE NEXT TIME POINT A LITTLE LATE
ANYWAY" she continues.
She's quite an artist, and has a website where she displays her
wares. It's very impressive, I've seen it myself!
"WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM US?" she declares.
"Maybe they'll take that driver of the year award back!" some other
driver shouts from the computer terminal.
She wheels her little luggage trolley out the door, little lights
twinkling away, hops in her car and drives away.
And what was she talking about? Well what else, the REPORT CARD!