Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Trip to Wal-Mart

My oldest daughter, Bonnie, was telling me what a good time she had with a friend last night at the local Wal-Mart. They had been to a birthday party at Jennifer’s, my other daughter’s house, playing on the “Wii” computer game thing; golf and bowling. Bonnie decided that they needed to go to Wal-Mart to buy some socks so they could go to a real bowling alley. The link in the title bar would indicate they should have gone to Target, oh well.

“It’ll be fun”, she told her date. Did I mention that Bonnie’s decided that being an adult doesn’t necessarily require acting grown up; a chip off the old block so to speak.

I then was told how they went to the toy department where a game of dodge ball broke out in the isles. That led to the more advanced game, a combination of hide and seek dodge ball; running down various isles in the store, hiding at the end and peeking around corners, more running down isles and bonking the opponent with the plastic dodge ball. I’m sure the management was thrilled to have these young people in the store.

The nice thing about having Bonnie explain things like dodge ball in the Wal-Mart store is how she can also explain the mathematical formulas involved, the trajectories for each ball could be plotted with X and Y coordinates to establish when it would hit the opponent. Look our NASA, here she comes.

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