My name is Sergey Tarasov, I am from a small town Vladimir, Russian Federation. From my early childhood I dreamed to be a driver of a bus. I often was a passenger of German Mercedes-Benz and MAN buses and was astonished by their beauty and power. I even thought I understood each stare and sigh of these buses. It was the most important moment in my life – I immediately decided to become a driver.
Years passed, and I was fortunate enough to reach my aim. I did my best to improve all my skills, and after several years of work on social town routes I became a respectable driver of an intercity bus. You can’t imagine how happy I was! We quickly got acquainted with my Mercedes-Benz O407. I spent days and nights working and then repairing bus (all by myself). All the lights and stickers were bought and set up by me – thus I wanted to show the strength of my sincere feelings to this bus and to my work.
But the company, where I worked, fired me without any explanations, but with an article in my employment record. They are going to close soon, and the majority of drivers are being fired the same way. You know, it is very difficult for me to understand, that now we are apart, me and the bus I love. Furthermore, with the “help” of my employers I’ve lost the last possibility to find the same work on an intercity bus – the article in employment record can ruin my whole life and my biggest dream. (However, this problem is being solved, and I hope everything will be ok).
I want to ask you, my friends, for a little favor. When I began to work on a bus, I had been in a road accident, where my first bus was seriously damaged. The company made me pay for it more than 500000 rubles. In order to pay, I took several credits in banks with enormous per cent. Now, when I lost my only place of work, all the banks don’t accept my explanations. I have to find money to pay. I ask you, people, please, help me! I shall be grateful for any support, even in 50 rubles (it’s less than 1 Euro). I do understand that I have forces to earn money, but the search for work will take time. As a result of all activities of the company (I mean the article in employment record) I have to search for justice in court of law. Unfortunately, this can last from 2 to 7 months. Banks require money right now. Please, dear friends, help me! I want to get out of this hole and to continue doing my favorite job, but it’ll be impossible without your support.
I want you to watch a little slide-show about me and my bus in order to see, that I really love and respect it, and this story is worth trusting.
Thank you for attention! God bless you!
P.S. – for those, who watched the slide-show, the translation of texts from the first and the last pictures:
1) We can’t live in our past as well as in our future. All that we have is our present. But it runs away so quickly, that we can’t fully enjoy it.
He sighed – as did, when he was tired,
And flinched the way he did in horror.
Two days ago, when I was fired,
He broke down in the corner.