Usually I volunteer to do the book or clock for the ballgames, but tonight I took gate and I was busier than a one armed paper hanger!! First I had to set up the table and realized later that I never displayed the price. When people are there to pay - doesn't count all the passes that walk by - I had to be at the ready to take their money, stamp their hand, give them a program, and keep a running tally of the number of paid adults and students. Then the traffic at the vending machines was constant and the machines weren't taking dollar bills, only change, so then of course, everyone wanted change from me and I had only been given paper money. I must have said it 100 times, but did point them to the water machine where the bills still worked. There isn't anyone more willing to eat junk food than jr. high kids at a ballgame, and then they had no way to make change.
On a positive note, I had several nice, short visits with a past student, Eli. We've come a long way, baby, from him telling me not to talk to him! He makes me smile every time.
Also saw Abby's ortho doctor who has a son in 7th grade already. I guess everyone's kids grow up fast.