So, you’ve agreed to plan a bus group with teens. Or maybe you’ve volunteered to be a chaperone. Besides setting you on the track to sainthood, being a chaperone means keeping tabs on kids, monitoring behavior, and making sure everyone on the bus stays safe. You may also have to be a surrogate parent, mediator of disputes, and—should the need arise—a disciplinarian.
There comes a moment during every long bus charter — sometime after you board your motorcoach, fresh and full of energy, and before you actually pull into your destination hours later — when it hits you like a ton of bricks: You’re hungry. Or, you’re tired. Or, you need desperately to use the facilities. Or, you’re bored. You get the idea. You’re only human, after all, and we humans need to eat, sleep and “freshen up” regularly. And while boredom probably never killed anyone, who among us doesn’t like to be entertained?