Running late for school was slightly scary. If I missed the train from my house I'd miss the school bus and that meant having to catch the regular bus. And the reason that was slightly scary was Burp Lady, a local crazy with a thing for school boys. There'd be no one else on the bus and she would come and sit right next to you, making eyes at you and fluttering her eyelids.
Easy enough to ignore until she'd let rip with the most disgusting wet burps you could imagine. And then go back to making eyes at you.