Sunday, September 04, 2005

Today, wifey, boy and I are at the big state fair. The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States (maybe it's the largest?). Today there were probably over a hundred thousand people roaming around at any one time, bumping into each other. That's fine, I can deal with that and I wholly expect it when we go. However, there are the parents with kids. We have a kid, and we've done the trip when boy was younger and thus we had to push him around in a stroller. Strollers are fine, you can see them, and you control where they go. They take up space, yes, but I can deal with parents in strollers.

What I can not deal with is the parent pulling the kids in the red wagons. These things are utterly stealth--you don't see them behind someone being pulled along. And these things are like a sick joke--they are right at the shin high level where they produce a nice black-and-blue mark when you run into it at the invisible level in a group of people. These things should be outlawed--they put the kids at risk for goodness sake. There are a menace, and any parent toting their kids around in these things deserves to be repeatedly run into with a wagon at shin level until they keel over.