Who knew we were celebrating Bus Driver Appreciation Week? And now the week's half over! From the Metropolitan King County Council:

Last year, Metro operators worked a total of over three million hours, logging about 43 million miles while providing about 112 million passenger trips and received over 2000 commendations from customers. After a passenger assault last month resulted in the hospitalization of a Metro driver, the Council wanted to recognize transit operators, thank them for their work, and encourage the public to acknowledge the drivers they see every day.

Any regular reader of Last Days has had a taste of the daily trials of metro drivers (and riders). There are 2,700 transit operators in King County. Can you imagine the scope of their collective memory of horrors?

Isn't it time you thanked a driver?