And remember, it takes more muscles to frown than …

And remember, it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, even if the jokes aren’t that funny.

Bob, the PDX shuttle bus driver

Bob drives a shuttle bus between the Portland airport terminal and its economy blue lot. At least, that’s what he’s paid to do. Bob obviously views his role as so much more: he wants to bring happiness into his passengers’ lives.

As he drives away from the terminal, Bob introduces himself and explains the routine. He tells a corny joke or two on the way.1What do you call a deer without eyes? No-eye dear (or is that no idear?). Why doesn’t Tigger have any friends? He’s always playing with Pooh. On the overpass, he thanks everyone for riding his bus and for their patience. Then he reminds us to smile because it’s more efficient. And everyone does.

Bob has a routine. The jokes can vary.2Well, they could. But they don’t, not that much. ;-) And the result is always the same. I exit Bob’s bus with a “Thanks, Bob!” and a smile on my face.

Thanks, Bob! You made my day.

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    What do you call a deer without eyes? No-eye dear (or is that no idear?). Why doesn’t Tigger have any friends? He’s always playing with Pooh.
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    Well, they could. But they don’t, not that much. ;-)

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2 responses to “And remember, it takes more muscles to frown than …”

  1. Greg Hughes Avatar
    Greg Hughes

    Ah! Bob the driver – He’s my favorite one of the PDX shuttle drivers. There was a guy on one of the buses at DFW in Texas that I always ran into, too – he was great:

    Stewart the Rental Car Bus Driver at DFW Terminal B

  2. Brent Logan Avatar

    Greg, it’s good to hear there are other engaged shuttle drivers out there.