Posted Thursday, May 27, 2004 8:39 AM | Contributed by Sarah Jackson
Geauga Lake changed its position on DARE tickets issued by former owner Six Flags, and will accept the tickets.
Read more from WEWS/Cleveland.
Also kids who remembered to breathe, kids who could chew food, kids who answer to their name and kids with hair got free entry vouchers.
The only one who missed out was the bald, illiterate, starving, blue faced kid who wasn't involved with drugs in some way that seemed constantly lost...
...he got screwed
*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 5/27/2004 9:56:29 AM ***
That last response was the first thing that I read on line in quite a while that actually made me laugh out loud.
I hear SFWoA had a free ticket program for people who got screwed ;)
If you pay to get into a Six Flags park, you paid too much. They seem to be good at giving away the gate.
No wonder they can't afford to keep the place clean...
Or paint over the Dino Island "theme" at the Mach 1 Adventure. (NJ, 2003)
(walking away from the soapbox before I go on a rampage)
sometimes people's blatant ignorance and insensitivity leaves me appalled...
Weird, when I typed that I hestitated on the second part, not the first. The first comment only potentially offends one demographic - the second comment nails 5 in one quick slash.
If I had to shut up every time I was about to say something potentially offensive to someone, I'd live my life in silence.
In all honesty I thought it was a mildly clever comment on the whole ridiculousness of SF giving away vouchers to kids for every last thing they did, a play on PerrysburgGuy's comment, and just twisted enough to illicit a chuckle.
And hey! Wait a minute! My comment of kids selling drugs is more offensive than PerrysburgGuy's comment of the kids actually doing them? (I'm assuming this based on the verbiage you used) That seems backwards to me.
At any rate, fair enough. Sorry you took offense to the jokes.
(see I'm a nice guy :) )
Your hypersensativity caused you to miss the joke, which was about children being bribed to do things that just should be done, in this case staying off drugs. You may note that the story was regarding the DARE program. I took it to the ridiculous extreme that if no tickets were offered, they would turn to drugs. If we were talking about the reading program, the hook would be without the tickets they couldn't read.
It just goes to show that no matter how ridiculous a statement is, some fool will take it seriously. Anyone looking to be offended will find something to offend them. I have long ago discovered that's the problem of the person, not me. If I try to not offend anyone, I will not please myself or anyone else.
You need to find a sense of humor. The good news Six Flags has a free ticket program for you.
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