It was another great year working the front gate at the Allegan County Fair.
This year was extra great for a few reasons: 1) the weather was outstanding! A tiny bit of rain (not enough to keep anyone away) in the middle of the week but otherwise - all 9 days were pleasant as all get-out. 2) no computer problems. Not one. Compared to last year (every frigging day - several times a day which caused all the gate "keepers" high anxiety), it was a walk in the park. 3) Our tech support people - Kim and Misha - were ever-present and so, so helpful. And last but not least 4) no buttheads came through my gate.
I will confess to taking an attitude adjustment break about an hour and a half before my last shift ended because . . . . it was my last shift. I was tired, my feet and back hurt and my usual smart-ass good humor was waning.
I observed something interesting on "Senior Day." The majority of people that came through my gate on this day knew how much $$$ they had to hand me and had it ready - in the right amount. Didn't need change. What does that tell you?
"Veterans Day" was and always has been my favorite day. I loved looking into the eyes of the young and older, the men and the women and telling them I appreciated their service.
So, one corn dog and 2 Gibby's fries later I'm back to my daily routine.