Christmas Code

I have a twelve passenger bus and my daily routine involves driving kids from Driggs to the Community School in Victor in the morning and then bringing them back to Driggs at the end of the day.

Parents know I’ll be sitting next to Barrels and Bins from 0750 to 0815, Monday through Friday, and they can just drop their kids off and get on with their day.

The morning run never stretches my bus capacity but I can fill it up on the afternoon ride back. My dispatch needs to know how many kids I transport so I call the counts in over the radio. I’ve decided to change it up a bit for security purposes so I’m sending them an email tonight as follows:

Dear Dispatch,

Effective immediately and lasting through Dec 25 I will be calling in my school kid counts as a function of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

We are currently referring to our customers by their initials to protect their privacy and by using my Twelve Days code system we can obfuscate the actual number of kids being transported.

Please print this list out and place by your station.

  1. Partridge in a Pear Tree
  2. Turtle Doves
  3. French Hens
  4. Calling Birds
  5. Golden Rings
  6. Geese a Laying
  7. Swans a Swimming
  8. Maids a Milking
  9. Ladies Dancing
  10. Lords a Leaping
  11. Pipers Piping
  12. Drummers Drumming

If I have ten kids I will simply say Lords a Leaping.

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