Wednesday, June 29, 2005

At least I was upwind

Be glad you're not a reporter.

Or be glad you're not me, anyway. On assignment today. At the Grand Canyon. One of the wonders of the natural world. Millions of years of the Colorado River carving out a breathtaking mile-deep gorge in northern Arizona.

I'm working on a story on the maintenance backlog that's slowly being cleared up. The Park Service plans to renovate and expand the restrooms at scenic Yavapai Point this fall.

My job today?

Lurk outside the current restroom building and interview tourists. Here is the transcript of a typical interview:

Me: "So, tell me about your experience with the restrooms at Grand Canyon National Park today..."

Tourist: [sound of retreating footsteps]
Worst of all, no one had a negative thing to say about the Yavapai Point restrooms.

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