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Posted 8/14/09 , edited 8/14/09
The Sun - Council Crackpots Award Lad of 15 a CERTIFICATE for Catching the Bus


A TEENAGER was gobsmacked when he got a certificate for catching the BUS.

Bobby McHale, 15, was posted the award by his local council.

Accredited by an official exam board and entitled Using Public Transport, it recognised his ability to:

WALK to the bus stop STAND or SIT at a bus stop and wait for the arrival of a public bus

Sit on the bus and OBSERVE through windows WAIT until it stops and exit the bus

Bobby did a three-week course at a youth centre when he chalked up the certificate without realising.

His pals also received one but brother Joe, 13, missed out.
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Bobby said: "At first I thought I'd got a GCSE early. When I read it out to the family we all fell about laughing."

He was one of 920 11 to 15-year-olds on the council-run Bury and Rochdale Activity Generation outdoor activities scheme in Lancashire.

About 300 on the Government-funded £20,000-a-year initiative got certificates - ratified by exam board AQA - recognising achievements in various areas.

Other certificates were handed out for using a cafe, undressing and dressing, washing hands and making a cold drink.

Dad Andy said: "We're bemused. We think he may go far - if he gets the bus!"

Barbara Lewis, manager of Bury Youth Support Services, said: "This certificate isn't just about getting on a bus, it's about time management, working out bus routes and travelling alone."

*Edited by Nyarth*
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da fuck? :O
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Hahahahahahaha. How funny and Interesting.
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lol? , E$20,00 for catching a bus
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kuh
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I take a bus, too in NYC. this is weird.
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Posted 8/14/09
ridiculous, absolutley ridiculous. might as make a certificate for being able to blink.
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I guess there will jobs for "sitting in the bus" as a counter for the unemployment rate.
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LOL wth are you serious!?!? hahaha thats great. made my day :))
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I do this all the time. ): Where's my certificate?
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Posted 8/14/09

Shohee wrote:

lol? , E$20,00 for catching a bus


i'd rather buy mangas.
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Well, I think I deserve one of those too... XP
Posted 8/14/09 , edited 8/14/09
What the hell?
Is catching a bus like some kind of talent nowadays? O__O
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XD .. and wtf.. o.o
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Posted 7/10/10
i think i deserve an award too,don'tcha think?
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