Sunday, August 13, 2006

Hershey Park! Sounds like fun (did anyone get that pun?) right? You know it! That's where I was at today. While The Workplace picnic headed to Idlewild for the day (along with some people with hangovers I'm sure) I went to a real amusement park with some camp buddies. To kick things off let's talk about people's math skills. So there must have been at least 30 people in front of me at the opening gates and my guess is all of them paid for their ticket with their credit card. So of course me, liking to be different, paid with straight up cash. Now, the cost for my ticket was exactly $35.95 and I gave the ticket booth lass two twenties. This of course entails change of precisely $4.05. Not difficult. In fact I bet there are second graders out there that are quite capable of doing that math. So The Booth Lass opened the change drawer and just stared blankly at it. At this point I was pretty puzzled and I could see her trying to do the math in her head. And unfortunately she was struggling, bad. I could have just told her, "four oh five," and been done with it, but you know, I don't want people getting the idea that I'm arrogant or anything.

So The Booth Lass proceeds to get a five dollar bill out of her drawer. "You have got to be kidding me," I thought. Luckily after puzzling over whether that was in fact the correct amount of change for too many seconds she put the five back in and got out four ones and a nickel. This is what you get America when you refuse to teach your math classes without a calculator. I guess I could have helped her out and used a credit card as well, but I had the cash so I used it.

So moving on. The rest of this entry is going to be pretty dull so here it goes quickly. First we hit up The Great Bear (which was great), then the new ride, Storm Runner, by the creators of Kingda Ka (Storm Runner was absolutely KICK A** by the way, unlike it’s larger cousin!), followed by the Sidewinder (the dizzying dizz I like to call it), then the Wild Mouse (extremely wild I must say), followed by the Wildcat (oh so very nice as well), after which we raced Lightning Racer with Justin and I coming away with the victory on Lightning and then Thunder, then the infamous Reese's Extreme Cup Challenge (a laser tag type ride in which I always win apparently), then lunch and Chocolate World (I hate singing cows and always will), followed by the Comet, Superdooperlooper (a great combo right there) and rapping the day up with one more attempt at people beating me at Cup Challenge (still didn't happen). So that was my day. And I must say, it was AWESOME!

I don't want to go to work tomorrow . . .


Moose said...

Good thing you didn't give her $41, you probably would have made her brain melt.

Justin said...

I'm still bitter over Extreme Cup Challenge!