Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Allow me. This is an equestrian event, which until now, has never been held outside Europe. The competition in many ways is similar to the Olympics but also includes reining, Para dressage, vaulting and driving events. People from all over the world will be here and I’m not happy about it. Why am I so unhappy?
They painted our bridges blue. Not UK (University of Kentucky) blue but some weird sky blue that relates to nothing. Must have been a Louisville Cardinal fan on the color selection committee.
We have new city wide welcome signs in different languages. Isn’t Kentucky known for just smiling and waving? In fact I saw a local news interview with a cop where he was asked how he would greet a foreign visitor? He smiled and waved.
We have beautiful new bus stops for our visitors. Where did they put them? They put them in the ghetto areas. What a way to welcome some poor lost visitor.
We have new sidewalks and fancy street lights downtown. I don’t know about you but I have never said, “Oh, lets not go there the sidewalks suck.” What I would say, “I hate that place there is no parking.” Which is exactly what our downtown has, no parking.
To help fight the pounds our visitors may gain while eating our greasy fried delicacies they incorporated a walk to the venue. The numerous stadiums and pavilions are on one side of the farm, parking on the other, watch it rain.
I could go on and on but I know I’m the only one here this impacts. I was really wanting to attend the event until I saw the over inflated ticket prices. Cheapest thing I can pay to do is window shop, which will cost me $45, $20 to park and $25 to shop.
To the selection committee I ask; did you not select us the way we were? If so, then why did our bridges need to be blue?
To my readers: Interested? Want to see more of the next two weeks in pictures? Or better yet does your state have a white elephant like mine?