My school week ended when I did my usual 6th period walk through the Admin building and was motioned over by a staff member to watch a totally bizarre sight.
Ronald McDonald was on a hand truck being rolled out to a pick-up in the parking lot. It wasn’t the clown himself but the statue of McD from a local establishment that is being demolished for a brand new structure. The staff member and I smiled in amusement of the scene in front of our eyes, and I was told that the prank was (obviously) that Ronald was left on a container roof near the back of the school. The mystery is how the beast made it up top; it’s not like the statue was particularly light. However it seems like the maneuver was done in good fun and the attitude was that it was a no-harm-no-foul situation. No property was damaged in the stunt and Ronald McDonald went back to preparing to oversee the McCafe. People got a good laugh and it was truly a harmless high school prank.
My regular week ended on Friday night when I played slow pitch softball for the first time in fifteen years. Two things came to my mind while I was out in left field during the night game;
-Wow, I’m not 19 years old any more and don’t run very fast.
-Oh shit, that ball just sailed ten feet over my head.
I went 1-2, scored a run, and committed four errors while in left field. All of them involved simply misjudging fly balls that looked like cans-of-corn off the bat, and ended with me looking like Alfonso Soriano on quaaludes in the outfield. I might want to start back a bit next weekend.