It was something so much worse: the CD player in the bus broke. We did not have a huge collection of CDs but was better than a bus full of people all talking at once (or the silence when we all ran out of things to say). Now all we have is ourselves for musical entertainment. While we have some genuine talent among us, Mr. K has instituted a few ground rules to keep the peace:
- No sing-along songs such as “The Wheels on the Bus” or “99 Bottles of Beer.” This should always be a rule, no matter what the circumstances.
- Mr. K says that if anyone, even jokingly, requests that he play “Freebird” on his guitar one more time, he will personally turn this bus around and deliver us all gift-wrapped to the cannibals.
- No fiddling with the radio dial. All there has been for the past six years is static; today will be no different.
- No singing unless you actually know the words, and no drumming without rhythm. Rhythm will be determined by a group majority and all decisions are final.
We hope this will keep the peace. But we really hope that we can fix the CD player at our next stop.
What are some of your favorite road trip songs? We could use the suggestions!