It may just be me either getting old or even turning into a miserable old fart, but I found this weekend frustrating.
Saturday was a washout weather wise, it was dull, dismal and quiet. Anybody with sense was at home watching the world cup or Wimbledon tennis perhaps. They sure as hell were not at Orton Mere. The only amusing thing was a car that had found a way into the locked car park. When visited by a ranger he discovered a young couple not wearing a lot and engaged in activities more suitable for the hours of darkness rather than 10am on a Saturday morning. Still looking on the bright side at least they were not trying to break the slats on my platform benches.
I do sometimes wonder if the park is not missing out on a business opportunity by not installing condom machines in the car parks. Installed of course at car window height just in case they leave the purchase until the last minute. Perhaps the machines could be topped with bright neon signs proclaiming that condoms should be used in every conceivable occasion . Just a thought!!! Mind you knowing the intelligence of some of our visitors they would blow one up as a balloon for their special little snowflake and then come to us asking if we sold sticks to attach them to.
Peter & Susan were with me on Saturday and I am sure they both dozed off a couple of times during the day. You can always tell a quiet day when nobody wants a toilet I reckon.
Sunday saw Paddy as my supporting act, he made his grand entrance in shorts in the rain on his bike.
The day was much better than Saturday even though we started off wet and dismal, but being June at least the rain was warm!
Once the vertical wet stuff cleared we had an average day, it was nothing exceptional certainly for the time of year. But we did have some really nice people in during the day both for the shop and also to travel.
So that brings us to looking forward to the Teddy Bears Picnic next weekend, hopefully we will be busy and have a nice number of passengers, but as the last two weekends have shown we are at the mercy of the weather, so we will see what we get next weekend.
Finally a customer made a comment last week and I have been mulling over it ever since, I will do a mid week blog post on what she said around the middle of the coming week.