Awww....Roxy was telling Steve and I about this on the way to SFGAdv. Wasn't it his birthday or something?
It was quite an experience. I had never done that before, give a kid money to ride a kiddie with us. So Roxanne & me were standing there, not allowed to ride on our own. Roxanne had the idea to give a kid a dollar or 2 to ride with us. Since english is not my first language, and because it was here idea
, I let Roxanne do the talking. The kid on the picture was waiting in line and Roxanne asked him. He replied 'I have to ask my mom'. He ran back to his mom and started telling that 2 adults offered him 2 dollars to ride with them .... Well, from the look on the face of the mom, I assume that must have been what het told here. She seemed VERY confused and obviously didn't trust the thing at all. But Roxy, with all her charm, started talking to the mom and explained what we do, etc. But before she could explain everything, the dad was there all of a sudden, and he didn't trust it AT ALL and was looking quite angry to us. But Roxy managed to explain it very well and the parents were ok with our proposal. The older brother of the little guy, didn't dare to ride the kiddie on his own, and he even now had the chance to ride the kiddie with 2 experienced roller coaster riders
So we were there waiting to ride with the 2 brothers. However, the older brother was to tall to ride with an adult unfortunately, so as he didn't dare to ride on his own, we were going to ride with the youngest kid. We gave the 2 kids 2 bucks each, and rode the kiddie coaster together with the little kid.
In the meanwhile we had already build up a deep friendship with the parents and kids and when it was time to say goodbye, the oldest kid told us : 'thank you so much, although I didn't get to ride, I really thank you'.
Ok, we are 2 adults, we can cope with that.
But then the little kid said thank you too and how much he enjoyed it, and thank you for the money and blablabla. The 2 kids AND parents were really smiling big time and then the mother said about the little kid : 'And it's his birthday today !!!!!!
We turned around, looked at each other, and there we were, 2 roller coaster geeks with tears in our eyes. Roxy said to me : damn, this was f*cking emotional !!! But it really was.
I hope the above is understandable and not to weird. I'm sure Roxanne would be able to explain the situation much better, but I did my best.