I’ve heard that one so long ag that I couldn’t even tell you if I got the answer right the first time, though I remember it was posed as, “What’s the bus driver’s name.” What I’m wondering is who tells a brain teaser and then doesn’t ever give the answer? Maybe your pre-calc teacher was still hoping you would tumble to the solution eventually.
I can’t tell, (as I already knew the answer), but I think telling it like that with the constantly repeating “you” makes it too easy. I’ve generally heard it as “you’re the driver of a bus, at the first stop 6 passengers…”, with the “you” only used at the beginning.
If the answer is supposed to be my age , then why it does not seem obvious to me must be a local dialect thing. If someone said to me On the bus this morning, did you pick up my brother? there’s no way I interpret that question to mean I was driving.
As Mr Shine noted, if the riddle starts “You are the driver” that makes it a different question.
The riddle was given out near the end of class. We were supposed to approach the teacher and tell him the answer once we got it. Everyone was trying to figure it out and then the bell rang.
Also the riddle in the OP only has a you in the beginning like Mr. Shine said. The grammarless, mispelled version was copied from a yahoo answer when my PS3 wouldn’t load the original link. OP was from a PS4.