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Blueberry
07-27-2008, 12:49 AM
So my dept. was kind of sponsoring this race. It's a pretty big deal, lots of media coverage, both here and in the States.
The finish line is here, so there was a big party happening all day, with local politicians and celebrities waving the flag every time a car passed the finish line.
Now remember, it's billed as a RACE. RACE.
I received a call that morning from a woman whose first question, which burst my brain was:
'So what time do the cars arrive?'
:eek:
I had to explain to her that it was a RACE. We don't know when the cars arrive, there is no set time because it's a RACE!!! They just arrive when they arrive.
'Well, I really don't want to spend all day down there because I'm waiting for a specific car. Are you sure you don't know when it will arrive? I would like it to arrive around 2, are you sure you don't have a list of times for when the cars arrive?'
Yet another explanation ensues about the nature of races.
I still don't think she understood me.

Becks
07-27-2008, 05:05 PM
My brain hurts now. I need cookies.

Bella_Vixen
07-28-2008, 06:03 PM
I don't have cookies, but I do have B&J Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. Will that do?

protege
07-28-2008, 06:18 PM
OK, she made my brain hurt.

Unless the race is a rally...with a series of timed checkpoints, I don't know why she'd ask that.

drunkenwildmage
07-29-2008, 12:46 PM
If it's anything like the race at Indy from the other day, all the cars would be on the side of the road with blown out tires.

:no:

Sheldonrs
07-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Kind of reminds me of the time I was on a working vacation at Yosimite Nat'l Park and one of the tourists asked one of the guides "What time does the deer show start?" :lol:

Becks
07-29-2008, 03:53 PM
I don't have cookies, but I do have B&J Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. Will that do?

That will do quite nicely, thank you most kindly.

JustADude
07-30-2008, 11:26 AM
Kind of reminds me of the time I was on a working vacation at Yosimite Nat'l Park and one of the tourists asked one of the guides "What time does the deer show start?" :lol:

'Round about the first part of November... but there's no admittance for anyone under the age of 18, so you'll have to leave the kids home.

Highlight below to get the joke: :p
First part of November is mating season for Deer.

LibraryLady
07-30-2008, 07:39 PM
Along the same lines, I remember watching the NYC Marathon some years back.

I lived close to the end of the route so before I went out to watch for some friends with some friends I caught the winners on TV.

We met up and were discussing the winners when a nice older woman tapped my on the shoulder.

"Excuse me, young woman. If the winners have already finished why are all these people still running?":confused: