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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wally World

In honor of today's shuttle mission, I will now attempt to tell a story that made me laugh so hard when I originally heard it, that I nearly wet myself.

I know, you had to be there, and apologies if you've heard it before, but here goes...

My cousin C was down visiting family in Florida. Her now husband, R, was working at the time for Pizza Uno and was delivering an official Pizza Uno van from Boston to Orlando. They decided to take a break from all the pesky relatives and visit the Kennedy Space Center. As they approached the Space Center and the giant assembly building, they marveled at the wide open road and worried that with the lack of traffic maybe the Center was closed. They were nearly to the assembly building when suddenly, a swarm of black cars appeared out of nowhere, and screeched to a halt surrounding the Pizza Uno van. Serious faced men jumped out and demanded to know what they thought they were doing there. R and C, about as naive as they come, cheerfully explained that they were there to visit the Space Center and wondered how much further it was to the parking lot. The men dryly informed them that they were driving on the runway.

Later when they finally took the tour, they complained that the official view of the launch pad facilities was not nearly as good as the view they had earlier.

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