I always thought those things were a bad idea for nobody rides them, and the conductors come flying through intersections. I wonder who was at fault.
We were busy today as the pirate festival kicks off the start of our tourist season. May, 5 will mark the end.You will see me with my Corona beer that day drowning my sorrows for the party is over. That's what really sucks about the seasonal nature of Florida.
Today was not a normal Gasparilla day for me. I was working the Westshore area and got three ship runs in a row. They were very nice people from up north that were amazed and loving the beautiful weather we are having. They wondered what all the fuss was about and I explained the pirate heritage of Tampa and why our football team is called the Buccaneers. They had never hear of the event.
That just shows how poorly the city has marketed the event. It is now a frat party for the barley over the drinking age. Long gone are the adults. That's a shame because the parade has gone on for over a century. The build up to it was a celebration of Tampa's heritage. Now, the well off of society throw beads to UT students, who landed in Tampa when the Ivy League rejected them. There is no meaning to it anymore. This could have become a national event, drawing people, and their money, from all over. Now, it looks like a Bud Light commercial.
Two of of my fares were from Chicago and they gave me their perspective on lovie Smith. He did have a winning record over nine years, and was 10-6 when he was fired. Overall, he was liked. However, they felt he was a little low key. John Fox will be more of a Ditka for them.
I am starting to love my job again. This is the first time since 2007 that I am making money. Its been a long time coming.
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Where is the dignity for a young women in public to be showing her ass? That was a common sight today. Look at the mobs of people on freemont who never even went to the parade. A total cluter fuck for the city.