Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Amusement park or coffee shop?

Captain Caffeine said, “There’s a new Transformers ride at Universal Studios down in Los Angeles.”

Me: “I think I’m getting too old for that stuff. I don’t get a good enough Return On Investment.”

Captain: “What do you mean?”

Me: “Before, I used to love roller coasters. I didn’t mind paying the park fee and waiting two hours in line for each ride. Now, it’s just not worth it to me anymore. Those are two hours of my life I’ll never get back.”

Captain: “What if you went with your friends and you guys could talk while you’re in line?”

Me: “But it’s hot. Why would I want to spend money to stand in a hot line with lots of people when I could instead spend money to be in a coffee shop with my friends, or go have High Tea somewhere and talk there? I’d be in air conditioning and get scones and Devonshire cream.”

Captain (thoughtfully): “You have a point.”

What do you think? Amusement park or coffee shop? What floats your boat at your stage in life?

10 comments :

  1. Well, I'm going to Disneyland with Caroline, so I guess I'll find out.

    But I think I would still prefer the tea...

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    1. As much fun as Disneyland with you and Caroline would be, I think I'd prefer tea. :)

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  2. I LOVED Universal Studios in Orlando, but you're right. The return on investment means you have to stay the whole day.

    Since I'm the gotta-have-it-all girl, I say go to the park once this year and have coffee any other time you want. Then you could have an experience to talk about for awhile, and have your coffee too.

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    1. Actually, I think the Universal Studios in Orlando is better than Los Angeles. :) But a part of me is dying because of the price of admission these days, even if you manage to get a discounted ticket. I'd almost rather spend the money on books or a trip to see a friend or treating my friends to High Tea. I think I'm a fuddy duddy. :)

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  3. I'm a rollercoaster hater, so I'd go with tea any day. :)

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    1. LOL! I don't like the ones with the horrible first drop, those absolutely KILL me. Stuff like the Mattahorn is fun, though.

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  4. I'm not a roller coaster lover, but I still enjoy amusement parks for the most part. ;-) However...I am loving coffee shops these days too!

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    1. You know, I used to love roller coasters and amusement parks so much when I was younger, but I'm now starting to relate to those old men in donut shops sipping their coffee! Doh!

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  5. I was just at an amusement park yesterday...the lines were suuuuper short because it was raining off and on yesterday. :) It was suh-weet! Buuut, now that you mention it, coffee shop sounds soooo much better :)

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    1. Awesome! Although not the rain part. :)

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