The Friday Rant Post (11/19/04)

Friday, November 19, 2004 10:03 PM
Well last week I talked about my two favorite phrases in the coaster world. “it goes faster at night!” and “Lets ride in the back, it goes faster”. Most people did not find my humor… well humorous. So this week well reading my post please keep in mind I am only trying to be funny. If your easily offended, go read some other post. If your easily amused, then read away. (untell some one delets the post... then you can stop reading)

I used to work at an amusement park. Its very repetitive work. Every day doing the same thing over and over. Watching people have fun well you sweat out in the heat trying to retain some dignity in the silly uniform they force you to ware. All and all it was a fun job and if I were ever 18 again I would find my self in the human recourse office of my local amusement park. The one thing about the long hot days that drove me crazy more then any other one thing. When working at the front of the line waiting for a small child to try to get on the coaster, we would have to wait with a stick that would measure the height of the child. All and all the job was not that stimulating. But to make it worst well sitting there waiting for those parents who are trying to force there little one on the biggest coaster they can fit them on you get a guy who insists on walking as low to the ground as he can showing that his height (in his mind) might not reach the minimum limits set forth by the rides manufacture. He finds it funny as he walks past you, walking on his knees that he is shorter then the stick and you still let him pasted. In the early afternoon I usually played along with these poor people, but by night fall if some one had the balls to try to pass me well trying to keep there height under the stick I would either send them to the back of the line or beat them with the stick tell they cried like a baby girl.

Next time you are at the amusement park and you are showing off in front of your easily entertained friends people do all them ride operators (most pissed off to begin with) a favor and don’t try to be funny. Just get in line, get on the ride, and enjoy the rest of your day at what ever park your at. Leave them operators alone. (or they will beat you with there stick.) *** Edited 11/20/2004 3:22:57 AM UTC by coasterclint***

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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:18 PM
Clint - I'm sure you have some good things to say but having one large block of text makes it hard for most people to read.

Follow these steps:

Stop One: click on the edit button near the top of your post.

Step Two: reformat your post into paragraphs so it is easy to read and comprehend. You can do that by placing your cursor where you want to start a new paragraph and hitting "enter" on your keyboard.

Step Three: click "Submit."

Thanks ;)

mOOSHie

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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:24 PM
Oh heck...I'll do it:

Well last week I talked about my two favorite phrases in the coaster world.: “It goes faster at night!” and “Lets ride in the back, it goes faster.”

Most people did not find my humor…well, humorous. So this week well reading my post please keep in mind I am only trying to be funny. If your easily offended, go read some other post. If your easily amused, then read away (until some one deletes the post...then you can stop reading).

I used to work at an amusement park. Its very repetitive work. Every day doing the same thing over and over. Watching people have fun well you sweat out in the heat trying to retain some dignity in the silly uniform they force you to ware. All and all it was a fun job and if I were ever 18 again I would find my self in the human recources office of my local amusement park.

The one thing about the long hot days that drove me crazy more then any other one thing was this: when working at the front of the line waiting for a small child to try to get on the coaster, we would have to wait with a stick that would measure the height of the child. All and all the job was not that stimulating.

But to make it worse while sitting there, waiting for those parents who are trying to force there little one on the biggest coaster they can fit them on, you get a guy who insists on walking as low to the ground as he can showing that his height (in his mind) might not reach the minimum limits set forth by the rides manufacture. He finds it funny as he walks past you, walking on his knees that he is shorter then the stick and you still let him pasted. In the early afternoon I usually played along with these poor people, but by night fall if some one had the balls to try to pass me well trying to keep there height under the stick I would either send them to the back of the line or beat them with the stick tell they cried like a baby girl.

Next time you are at the amusement park and you are showing off in front of your easily entertained friends people do all them ride operators (most pissed off to begin with) a favor and don’t try to be funny. Just get in line, get on the ride, and enjoy the rest of your day at what ever park your at. Leave them operators alone. (or they will beat you with there stick.)

(its not perfect, but its better)

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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:24 PM
Its all in good fun... I did not sent it in one big block.. i just ended up that way after i submited it... but there you go carrouseler... thanks for the crash cource in post edting.... oh and sorry about the spelling.. as you can see i am not a good speller due to a mild form of dislexia.. (its funny that they make that word so hard to spell for the people who have it..)
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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:25 PM
Clint - that happens to me a lot when I copy/paste text from another program, like Word. Now you know how to make changes the next time.

mOOSHie ;)

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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:29 PM
Now I understand the basic point of your post, but why do the guests have to just get in line and get on the ride? How about the operators lighten up and realize that they are going to run into people who are cracking jokes and having a good time...because they are at an AMUSEMENT PARK!!!!

It shouldn't be the guests responsiblitly to make the operators day better. I'm not saying that we should totally disregard and walk all over ops but they should be the ones making sure we are having a good time. There is nothing better than a "fun" operator who makes the wait more enjoyable with witty comments and jokes.

Just my opinion.

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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:37 PM
I agree with you mrx... nothing like a witty guy on the mic.... It does make the time fly... but the op i am talking about does not have a mic... he has a chair and a stick lol
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Friday, November 19, 2004 10:44 PM
....there are lots of entertaining things you can do with a chair and a stick. LOL
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Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:51 AM
For instance, put the stick between ur legs and try and hop over the chair. ;)
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Saturday, November 20, 2004 3:15 AM
Never used my stick...I judged by my own eyes when it came to height. Then again, my rides were more along the lines of "family" rides, so usually a parent was with the kid, in which case, things were good and I didn't need my stick.
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Saturday, November 20, 2004 5:44 AM
I always thought the stick was to smack the crap out of the whiney parents who argue about their kids' height. ;-)

-Tina

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Saturday, November 20, 2004 6:31 AM
As it should be!...I really wish we could do that.
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Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:08 AM
Heck, I am even annoyed by those people, or the how about the ones who put their thumbs up and down imatating the platform ops. Yeah, REAL funny.
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Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:13 AM
i thought they used the stick as a golf club...
like, as soon as the train leaves:
(big back swing: "herrrrrrrrre's Johnny!"
there goes somebody's comemorative pepsi xflight cup...
lol
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