Back in 1997, comedian Chris Rock gave an interview to the New York Times wherein he explained his preference of New York to Los Angeles

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Appreciate Your Bus Driver--Especially Your Bus Driver of the Year

Back in 1997, comedian Chris Rock gave an interview to the New York Times wherein he explained his preference of New York to Los Angeles as follows:

Rock: I live in Brooklyn and actually like living in Brooklyn. It's different between New York and L.A. People in New York are proud of what they do, no matter what the hell they do. In L.A., it's just a routine. No one's proud, everybody's like: ''This is what I'm doing now. Yeah, no, I'm a doctor, but I'm just doing that right now. I wrote a script, and me and the other physicians are shopping around.'' Everybody wants to be in show business.

New York's the best place in the world. You know what I love? It's like the garbage men will have a dance, and they'll rent out a big place, and it's cool. My brother Andre drives a truck. In L.A. you wouldn't want to say you drive a truck probably. My brother Andre is, like, the most proud truck driver you ever met in your life. He walks in a room and goes: ''See that coffee cup right there? A truck bought it to you. Everything in here. People talk about computers going to change everything. Hey! You got to get the computer. Who's going to get it to you? Me. The guy with the truck.''

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The same could be said of Metro bus drivers. People all over the city may perform sexier jobs, but lots of them wouldn't get there were it not for the men and women behind the wheel, who must also deal with all sorts of slings and arrows (and dangling, sperm-filled condoms).

Thus, it seems right that we recognize Metro "Operator of the Year" Ineke DeBoer. She won the award for her safety record, popularity with riders and fellow drivers, and commitment to service, says the Metro release (via Seattle Transit Blog). (Worth noting is that she won the Pacific Coast Region "Big Sister of the Year" from Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2002.) Congrats, Ineke: May your ride be smooth and free of drama.

 
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