Teambuilding yesterday with the crew from the day job.
Good old fashioned bowling.
If you haven’t been bowling in a while, dust off your shoes, pull out your ball and get ready for a surprise.
They are now color coded – pink ones are 10 pounds, blue ones, 12 pounds and so on. Is this to prevent people from getting their balls mixed up?
Did you learn how to bowl with the slide (like the guy in the picture)? Too bad. You pay $3.95 for shoes that stick to the floor. Apparently the shoes are only for show.
I remember when these machines came out. They seemed cool.
Twenty years later I wonder what percentage of the bowlers know how bowling is scored (hint: you don’t count how many total pins get knocked down).
Turkey brie sandwich on ciabatta with raspberry sauce? My Grams would roll in her grave!
And they let you eat in the lane area. They even serve it to you in the lane area!
The beloved rumble of the ball, the falling of pins and the pinsetters scooping the pins away are drowned out by annoyingly loud pop music. To distract you further from your strike (that you don’t care about because you don’t know how it scores), there are TVs at the end of the lanes!
Occasionally there will be a neon pin that shows up in the stand. Only then you notice the black light pointed at the pins. I can’t figure out if there is meaning to this.
Lights? What lights?
They spent so much money on fancying the place up that they can’t afford to turn on the overhead lights.
The one saving grace. Beer’s still around. You may be hard pressed to get a pitcher, but you can still get a nice glass (not plastic anymore) of crap light beer.
What did I miss? Please share in the comments.