When I was in elementary school in southern Virginia (Fairfield if you know of it) I rode the bus after school. We had a very cranky bus driver who, I suspect, secretly hated kids. One day after school she started driving the bus when after a while we realized that she hadn't made any of the normal stops and was in fact headed the wrong direction. An older kid summoned the courage and said "ma'am, no one lives this way." She seemed somewhat startled and muttered something like "Oh, you're right" then turned the bus around and went back on the normal route.

Turned out she had driven half way to the next town before the kid mentioned that little fact to her. She got fired a couple of years later for being drunk while on the job. Looking back it spooks me that I rode that bus for 4 years.