Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Once Burned Twice Shy?

I think that's how the saying goes, little bit of gold has just come in from Oz!
It'll be more entertaining if I set up the history first; last year on the Cool School Race Camp the campers spent their first night at Steel Blue Oval, home of the Swans (I think) a WAFL footy team, pitching tents on the turf. At about 2am the sprinkler system came on across the ground. Absolute chaos ensued! Kids running everywhere! Tents became fountains! Big Bad Bruce Boelan and myself slept peacefully through the whole debacle in our strategically placed tents, using our incredible ability to ignore any distraction from sleep. The chaos was brought under control by TOM who lead a team of year eleven boys who galantly turned spronklers away from tents for most of the night. TOM himself had prophetically chosen to sleep without a tent in the grand stand, safely out of harms way. (Trust me there were some raised eyebrows about that one the next morning!) After laughing about the whole incident which of course went down in the history books of the Cool School Race Camp I assumed a lesson had been learnt and future problems such as this would be avoided in future....
Or maybe not. I just recieved a text message from TOM to say that the sprinklers have just come on at Perri Lakes Stadium, this years location for the first night of the camp. (For those who haven't gathered; the location of the camp is mobile and campers actually have to work out where they are supposed to be staying each night!) This fantastic piece was destined for my blog the moment I heard it! Absolute Classic!

4 comments:

The Mexican said...

Good one Zac, I trust Tom wasn't in the grandstand this year, there'll be a lynching if he was.

Marcus said...

Well may you laugh from the comfort and safety of your nice warm dry homes!!

I of course was sleeping in one of the committee rooms!

The Heir said...

O there's gona be a lynching!!! The teacher's will know it wasn't a first even if the kids don't, too nice!

jords7socks said...

". . . who galantly turned spronklers away . . ."? spronklers? you bad boy, get ur speellong korect. lol