This is the way things go in life. Crossing gates are put up at Railroad Crossings only after someone gets killed. Foresight seems to be a thing of the past.
Oh, one other thing. I could almost guarantee that this was a Cedar Fair Management decision from the beginning...and NOT a Geauga Lake Management decision. There is a difference. *** Edited 4/23/2004 1:45:14 PM UTC by wahoo skipper***
Edit: Also, while I do not teach K, I have a kindergartner who gets twitterpated each Monday at the thought of taking her "old" library book back and getting a "new" one. Then again, her parents have 49 years of formal education between them, so perhaps one cannot generalize from that case.
*** Edited 4/23/2004 5:04:59 PM UTC by Brian Noble***
Reading is like vegtables. 95% of kids in grade school don't like veggies and don't like reading. Get into high school, some kids pick up reading as their interests expand (for me, it was a sci-fi role playing game that got me into reading, which has since branched out into all kinds of military books, in addition to all things Middle Earth ... and this was before the movies were coming out ;) ) and they also develop a little more taste for salads. Get to college, more people read for fun, and more people order stir-fry and asian food. Graduate college, and veggies become mainstay food, as well as reading being a good leisure activity.
I just thought that up over my lunch break reading through this thread again and thought I'd put it out there - I know it made me laugh to myself in my cube ...
Now that I think about it, my kids are doomed.
I only recently became aware of the shear variety of lettuce out there - or lettuce substitutes. In my book, there is no better salad bar than Hoss' simply because you choose between an iceberg mix, spring greens mix, or spinach mix. All they're missing is a nice romaine and raddichio mix and it's heaven in hicktown! ;)
Conversations always seem stranger when you're talking about lettuce ...
I argued that it would lead to negative PR, poor community relations, and alienating their target demographic. It certainly won't break the park, but I'm glad they realized it was a poor decision.
Geauga Lake Rep: "I received a number of phone calls from teachers, parents, principals, and students, and it really affected us greatly and we worked together and made this decision that we will in fact accept these tickets."
Scott Taylor: "And you got a call, or, you got calls and e-mails from channel 19 action news, too."
Geauga Lake Rep:"In fact we did from you Scott."
Scott Taylor: "Did that help put a put a [unintelligible] focus on that?"
Geauga Lake Rep (laughing): "Yes, we thank you. Thank you channel 19."
I guess all the stories from other TV stations and newspapers had no effect. :)
What a fine example of journalism. Thanks, Scott, for looking out for us.
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