Spring Break has been hectic as loads of people have flooded San Antonio theme parks and other touristy sites. My family opted save $$$ and stay in town and enjoy SeaWorld this week. What a nightmare. People everywhere crowded the theme park. I noticed that the bigger the crowds, the more the mob mentality: Pushing to get ahead of line, stealing parking spaces, etc… Luckily, I came prepared to drown out the world with my Kindle. I got a lot of reading done while waiting for the kids to ride the little Shamu coaster and play on the playground.
I was lucky enough to find the only available chair during the long wait for one of the kiddy rides. After about five minutes of reading, an elderly woman with a cain approached the line of occupied chairs. There was nowhere for her to sit, and none of the twenty or so people offered her their spot. I stood an insisted she take my spot, but not before loudly claiming that it was a shame no one else had also offered. Rather than respond, everyone looked away, pretending to be engrossed in being lazy and selfish.
Hey, Texans, what happened to your Southern hospitality? I hope everyone else in the other 49 states is treating their elderly and disabled better than the folks at the San Antonio SeaWorld. What pissed me off the most was the dad sitting by his teen son. Way to show your kid how to respect the elderly. You’re a top-notch role-model.
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In other, more happy news, TODAY and tomorrow, my friends in The Eclective are giving away their newest book, The Celtic Collection, just in time for St. Pat’s. They are also giving away a FREE Celtic tshirt to one lucky winner. Find out more about the book and the shirt HERE.
David Gaugrahn is offering 30 discounted books on his site. Just .99 all weekend. My buddy, Shéa MacLeod, is offering her Dragon Warrior novel for just .99. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE dragons??? This book has some mature content, so not suitable for young readers.
And by the way, I finished the book that I was reading at SeaWorld, The Sable City by M. Edward McNally. It is by far the BEST fantasy that I’ve ever read, full of dragons, wizards, goblins, demons, etc. It’s got some gore and may not be recommended for young readers. I hope one day this book becomes a movie. I’ve downloaded the sequel and can’t wait for some more long lines so I can read that as well.
Covers in this post done by my fellow artist and friend, Jack Wallen.