Got dragged to laser-tag again, once more a single day before I'm meant to be working. I resolved to be as lazy as possible, but there was a surprise for us as we got there.
Another group had arrived - a small classroom worth of young kids had arrived for a birthday party. It was the biggest group I'd seen at the place.
One of the guys griped about it, but I simply shrugged. Turned out to actually be a lot of fun - a cross between playing laser-tag and helping to run a kids activity, and our group was split up anyway. So as well as the zerg-swarming 6 year olds with their tiny pew pew guns, my team had to watch out for actual army riflemen. Yay.
It was neat, actually. The presence of us "elites" (blame the dude running the party), some of us in genuine tactical gear (sans actual weapons obviously), made things much more fun for the kids, particularly the older ones. I've dealt with groups of kids before, so it was hardly a bother. Like I said, it's not like we were running low on challenges anyway.
There's a small house in the middle of the grounds, sort of a run-down shack. I nearly wet myself when we stacked on the door, threw a fake flashbang in there and breached... the older kids in there freaked out and ran. They weren't even actually in the shack. That was amusing, but not as amusing as one adult's reaction.
Let's just say he was concerned the flash was real.
When we were leaving the kids to their birthday cake, another slightly older group came in and saw my friends in their absurdly realistic gear. Got a bit of a laugh when we saw them staring and muttering "Look, they're ADFA* personnel!"
Close, kids. Sort of. Yeah, nobody bothered to correct them.
Afterward, ironically, I went to the actual firearms range with another friend. I'm getting worse, dammit.
Anyway, point being: Sunday was fun, now it's back to work... for three hours, then I'm free again. Bwahaha! I pity the fool...s.
Also, nearly finished with another chapter. Won't be long!
* - ADFA is the Australian Defence Force Academy. They thought we were cadets. Our group was made up of enthusiasts and actual soldiers, not cadets.
7 years, 6 months ago
16 May 2011 01:02 CEST