Happy Oktoberfest for those who think I've gone completely off my rocker.
Yes folks, I live in Oktoberfest hell. Our little Canadian city, becomes a drunken, ride programmed, sauerkraut laden little festival for about 10 days every October. Everyone we know who DOESN'T live here, wants to come and partake in the festivities. Everyone who DOES live here, hides away in their home until the lederhosen, dirndle wearing, feathered hat freaks leave.
Yes, its good for the economy, but its still a big pain in the ass. This does not mean that we don't enjoy a bit of it. We do take the kids to the yearly parade. We also have hats for the kids and collect the tacky pins.
Every thanksgiving Monday, we scurry around the house like mice and gather our gear. We want to be there fairly early this year, early enough to get our kids a front row spot. We succeed. After the parade has started, a pair of asshole parents with a kid of about 8 or 9, step in front the boy and the girl and lay out a blanket on the road, and crouch instead of sit and completely block my kids view. Ummm. Seriously? Do I have to ask you to move? Are you smoking sauerkraut? Who does that?
Our kids lasted only half way through, before the girl started screaming " I GOT TO GO PEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" We left...quickly.
Until next year.....