I Think Epcot is that Way

April 14, 2009

The week after leaving Sarasota, my hubby and I decided to take a little vacation.  That whole not living together for 3 months needed to be rewarded. Our first day of vacation took us to Epcot.  Tim had never been there, so off we were.

Our hotel ran a shuttle, so after waiting for what seemed an eternity, a huge, plush coach bus arrived for the 5 of us waiting.  The gods of infficiency at work. I chose to sit in the front row so that a) we could beat the other 3 on the bus to the front gate (those little kids better be careful. I WILL run them down) and b) being the back seat driver, or front row driver in this case, I like to see where I’m going at all times and instruct the driver at their moment of error.

Like a good little front row driver, I’m watching all the signs pointing the way to Epcot. We go this way and that and around this way and through the woods and over a river and past grandma’s house when finally I see the sign for Epcot entrance. I’m very excited about this…but then I notice that bus is not following the signs to Epcot. It’s going the wrong way! My voice cries inside, “You’re missing the exit! You’re going the wrong way!” But like a bad dream where you can’t utter a noise, nothing comes out! Perplexed by my predicament, I decide that the driver must know a short cut and that I’m wrong. But then I notice him looking around completely perplexed…and I realize I was right, and he was lost.  A moment later he announces, “Ladies and Gentleman, I’m sorry but I got lost and missed the exit to Epcot. I will find my way back.” Ya think? Your job is to drive people from my hotel to Epcot. That’s all you have to do, and you do it everyday. How do you get lost? How do you not know how to follow the hundreds of signs pointing to Epcot? You’re the freakin’ Epcot shuttle bus driver!!!!! Am I back in NYC with a cab driver who doesn’t know the way to Penn Station?!!?!?! What universe am I in!? It’s certainly not Walt Disney’s because he would know the way to Epcot!

Well, my insides finally calmed down, and we made it to Epcot…and you better believe I beat those little children to the front gate.

Evidence that we really did make it

Evidence that we really did make it


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