Thursday, September 23, 2010

Safety FIRST!!!

We went to the State Fair last Friday night...


AKA The Freak Show.

I saw two police officers in a golf cart, forcing their way through the crowded midway...The cop riding as passenger was eating corn on a stick. He had a kernel of corn on his chin.

I felt safer just looking at him.

Don't you love how you can virtually everything on a stick at the fair?

We stopped to admire a dude spray painting AMAZING landscapes. I failed to notice the drunk guy next to us. Until he literally almost fell on top of Popcorn. I mean, cuh-RAZY drunk...

This was about 8:30. Did you know I hate crowds? I do. I get all nervous and sweaty and irritable. Add alcohol to the mix, and I'm a complete bundle of nerves. I have issues with that too. Seriously. That drunk guy almost sent me into a total chest clutching anxiety attack. Now, I won't pretend I never drink. That would be a lie. But I have an absolute phobia of drunk people. They are just too unpredictable and I am so nervous that I can't even relax.

So. I was having a great time in a crowd surrounded by drunk people...

I kept thinking, "What kind of parents are we to have our kids out in this? Next year, we are leaving by dark." Which is what we typically do. Primarily because we go on Dollar Day, which is a school night. Of course, we couldn't go on that day this year, so late drunk night it had to be...

In other Super Safety Encouraging News, Popcorn wanted to ride every single ride that spun and ESPECIALLY the ones that went upside down...

Bookworm nearly hurled on the swings, and she was done. She did decide to ride the Ferris Wheel. You know those lines take forever to let all the people off and on...

As we finally got close to the front I noticed a disturbing grinding noise. I saw one of the workers climb under the ride, open a door, and begin to bang on something with a wrench. Loudly. I started to question the safety of this ride, but in typical amusement park fashion, I was hesitant to step out of line to get on one of the other 4 Ferris Wheels...The line was SO LONG and we had waited forever..."Baby, I think we need to ride a different ride. This one is making funny sounds and they are working on it...While they continue to put people on." She was disappointed, but as we walked away, they shut the ride down. WHEW!

In even more Super Safety Encouraging News we had to go shopping Saturday. NOT my favorite activity. However, Popcorn's shoes that were all of 3 weeks old were too small, so we bit the bullet. On our way home we held a vote between Chik fil A and Freddy's Frozen Custard. We unanimously voted on Freddy's. Their fries are to die for...

As we were eating, a strange banging sounded on the roof. We were wondering if it was a nail gun or a sledge hammer when suddenly a loud crash was heard and a large pile of roof fell onto the table across from us. Literally. A hole appeared in the ceiling. As in, a hole you can see sky through. I'm not sure what sort of roofing materials they were using, but I think a sledge hammer was somewhere in the mix.

Remember the fries that are to die for? Well, apparently, they really are.

Because we totally stayed and finished eating.

No joke.

As we left we noted the sign written in ball point pen on a piece of printer paper: Lobby closed dew to construction. Drive thru open.

Good to know that the people at Freddy's not only make a mean fry, but they obviously excel in grammar.

2 comments:

Paula said...

A former student is a missionary in Africa. This week they went to a favorite restaurant and ate some amazing bar-b-qued goat then the hubby took the two kids to get a closer look at a monkey. The hubby noticed a vulture in a tree. He was surprised when the vulture dropped a rat that landed right beside him. Forget the rat...the goat was so good they will go back asap.

Dawn said...

Grammar and spelling!