Tuesday, June 16, 2009

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

The bowling deal certainly wasn't all it was cracked up to be. When something is advertised as free, I expect it to be free. While there was some truth to the campaign, they sock you with the shoe rental fee.

In our town, you can bowl in your socks if you want to. So I went to a bowling alley in the city fully expecting the same. When I asked if the kids could bowl in their socks, the manager said, "No, no, no..." I asked the shoe rental fee. $3.99 per child. Yowza!! I took my cheap-o hat off and paid the darn fee. And wouldn't you know as we were leaving, I looked at the marquis to check the prices. It was $2.49 per person!! I got rooked!

Anyway, the kids had a good time, but I probably won't be taking them back. The price irked me, and the two games in a row were a little too much for the younger two kids.

Mallory was very proud of her two-sizes-too-big bowling shoes. They were the smallest size they had.

These two pictures should be switched. After the first couple of frames, the manager brought out this rig for Mallory. It was very helpful!

Drew came from behind and won the first game!

Elizabeth picked the pink ball, of course.

Ross has a really funky release.