but no unicycles allowed because they are too dangerous!
I went to the Renaissance Festival with the family today and thought “what a great place to get a little riding in!” Didn’t work out exactly as planned. Apparently, swords, knives, bow and arrows, etc… are safe and acceptable, while unicycles are dangerous instruments of destruction. Lieutenant Nixon of the Atlanta Police Department who was hired as one of the part time cops to work the festival approached me while I was waiting in in line to buy tickets.
Officer Nixon- “You don’t plan on riding “That” in there are you?”
Me- “Hadn’t really decided.” “I was going to wait and see if there was anywhere to ride. Mostly planned on riding from the car and to the car.”
Officer Nixon-“Well you can’t ride it in there.”
Me- “Oh, is there a regulation that prohibits it? Because I am pretty sure I have seen a unicycle ridden in there before.” “I’d be curious to read the rules that say unicycles are prohibited.”
Officer Nixon- " No there isn’t, but you just can’t ride it in there."
Me-“So do you just randomely enforce non existant rules or was there something special about me that made you feel obligated to enforce this non existant rule?”
Officer Nixon- “Well, you just can’t ride it in there, it could be dangerous.”
I pretty much ended it there, because I didn’t relly want to try to reason with him. He was going to force his will on me no matter what I said. So I rode off and put it back in the car.
Later that day, sure as I had said, there was a performer on a unicycle. On a slack rope no less. It seemed dangerous. Maybe if I was wearing tights I would have gotten away with riding it in.
Once again the “Man” is trying to beat down the unicyclists.