Ball & pony show | Roll-a-ball taught me one valuable lesson as a kid: only play select carnival games, especially late in the evening. I guess it’s not that valuable a lesson, but it’s still one I learned. This is one of the few games where you play against other people rather than against the game itself. If you play late in the evening, when you have fewer opponents, you have a better chance of picking up a prize. Really, though, why would you want one of those stuffed monstrosities?
Moving along, the guy in the blue shirt presiding over the Roll-a-ball horse races is Bob. He gave me a hard time about taking photos of his stand, but it was all good-natured banter. “Is this gonna be on the internet?” He asked. Yes. He laughed sarcastically as if to approve but feign disinterest. Bob is very good at his job – playfully needling people to entice them to play. You can tell he was a former radio disc jockey or something along those lines and is very, very quick on his feet. There’s a reason he’s on the microphone. I had fun listening to him. Hopefully Bob remembers where to find his picture.