Tuesday, October 23, 2018

There's Always That ONE!!

Another 7.26 miles in the books and my total is up to 76.65 in the nine days I've been keeping track.  Pretty crazy, right?  Amazingly my legs are just fine.  My feet talk to me quite often though, and this morning I've got a hitch in my side from bending over and filling sand bags.  More on that later.

In the meantime, it's getting boring at the Patch ..... not really.  Two buses showed up yesterday with 200 kids that were not scheduled until today.  A little bit of a shock, but we got it handled.

So here's a few of the stories that go along with this gig.  Honey bees have been a problem.  It's that time of year when they forage constantly for pollen and syrup before hibernating.  We've got LOTS of snow cone syrup saturating the grounds.  So much so that we had to put a screened tent around the syrup dispenser.

That didn't help the lady who was drinking her soda.  There's always that ONE.  She set it down and wasn't paying attention.  A honey bee flew in the hole for a sip and couldn't get out.  Bees are terrible flyers with no aim whatsoever.

The bee stung her on the tongue as she took her next drink.  Luckily someone had tweezers (who carries tweezers in their pocket?) and was able to pull the stinger out, which honestly probably squeezed the rest of the venom into her tongue.  With a cup full of ice on her tongue, they took her to the hospital.
Then there was the proud Grandma.  She went on and on about how her grandson knew the names of every single dinosaur.  Only four years old, he was as smart as they come.  I thought that must be pretty impressive, so I asked him to name them for me.

I'm naming them here just so you know what they are!  This is a Trexer Track!
This Saugus was walking past the dino dig ... it's the biggest of all .....
And THIS one ..... this one is the Loch Ness.  
Not to be confused with THIS loch ness.
Lastly, while working the snack bar and wrapping hot dogs, the lady asked WHY we didn't have mayonnaise for her hot dog.  Well, mostly because we can't leave a big jar sitting on the counter all afternoon ... it will spoil and you will get sick.  I suppose we could have packets ... I'll check into it.

My girl handed her the hot dog.  WHAT?????  IT'S BOILED!!!!  YOU BOIL THE HOT DOGS?  No ma'am I answered.  They are ROASTED in this huge hot dog roaster so they taste better.  Oh ... okay she said.

It's a turkey roaster with about an inch of water inside that we boil the hot dogs in.  Enough said.


  1. I wasn't kidding when I said the other day about those stingers 'loitering' around at fairs. Sorry someone got stung. Ouch!
    Good grief! Can't please everyone. I've never heard of mayonnaise on hot dogs anyway. LOL

    1. It's true .. some people won't be happy no matter what you do.

  2. Ya never know about some people. I actually carry tweezers in my vest pocket among many other things. Keep up with those miles soon be in shape another marathon.

    1. The mileage is crazy. I'm hoping it lasts until NEXT October!!

  3. George likes to be prepared.
    Got stung on the lip while drinking a pop once. The Bee didn't survive. Went to Emergency to have the stinger removed.
    Never heard of Mayonnaise on a Hot Dog but people have strange tastes. They do sell it in Packets but it probably wouldn't be the brand that she likes.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the miles that you are doing.

    It's about time.

    1. I know of NO one who like mayo on their hot dogs. I think she just wanted to complain about something! Actually tweezers might be a good thing, since I get so many cactus spines in my hands!

  4. “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”. John Lydgate, (c. 1370 – c. 1451) an English monk and poet

    1. Boy is that true Dave! Nor can you please the people who try to sneak in and get caught!! lol