Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Real Man of Genius

Mr. Theme Park Ferris Wheel Operator

I have underestimated you far too long, Mr. Theme Park Ferris Wheel Operator.

You can count by both two's and three's.

And keep several sets of these in your head, mostly without using your fingers or toes.

All the while estimating the total weight of each group.

And balancing our precious cargo "just so".

You don't do it very quickly, but really, who could? That's a lot of numbers to crunch!

Not to mention, the whole time you are calculating, you must divide by two.

Because you are a cunning marketer.

And you only keep your wheel half full.

No matter how long the line gets.

Those roller coaster operators got nothin' on you. You've got the skillz to make your line just as long as theirs, with only 1/10 of the people.

So, here's to you, Mr. Theme Park Ferris Wheel Operator. You had my full attention for about 45 of the longest minutes of my life on Saturday.

You're the man.

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