April 30, 2004

Location, Location, Location

POST #    990

In a blatant case of, "what the hell were they thinking," I saw this outside work yesterday - a children's inflatable play-land. This is in an industrial area, in a gas station parking lot, during school hours on a school day. I think the closest school had to be a half mile away. Did they think the lure of the new gas station (with mini-mart) was enough? Apparently not, because they were blasting music and had a cotton candy machine - which would usually be enough to draw me - but didn't seem to get any customers.

What's the thought process? "Man, those workers from the factories would sure love this during their lunch hour. And we can get all the people from the cars to use this while they are pumping gas! Let's set it up on a Thursday between 9 and 3!"

Posted by tien mao in Photos at 7:30 AM



Where is that? Manhattan or Brooklyn??

Posted by: corie at April 30, 2004 8:22 AM

east williamsburg, brooklyn. the boonies as far as potential customers for the contraption go.

Posted by: tien at April 30, 2004 8:58 AM

I agree, that is kinda bizarre

Posted by: Justin at April 30, 2004 10:13 AM

i was wondering where the hell the spanish music was coming from...

Posted by: halo | veritech pilot at April 30, 2004 10:18 AM

I look at this and think "ouchy!"

Posted by: Jen at April 30, 2004 10:23 AM

god, that's a depressing photo. there's nothing sadder than an empty carnival.

Posted by: jeannette at April 30, 2004 10:27 AM

i think you can only use "carnival" in the loosest of ways for this thing. i would equate calling that thing a carnival to calling an ice cream truck a carnival. that's how bad it was.

i was actually considering going on it, but i thought it would be strange. their only customer all day being this 20-something year old.

Posted by: tien at April 30, 2004 10:31 AM

They didn't come back today did they?

Posted by: joe s at April 30, 2004 3:53 PM

no joe, they were not there today. i guess it was a one day thing...or they just smartened up.

Posted by: tien at April 30, 2004 4:46 PM

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