I mentioned in my most recent NJ trip recap that I would mention what happened at Billy Elliot. Well, here ya go…
My sister Rosh and I had to wait a while for my mom to meet us at the Billy Elliot box office. While waiting, I studied the large map they had in the lobby. Tour cities were marked, but the states weren’t, so I tested Rosh’s geography skills (nada.)
Then I noticed something…
Do you see it?
Uh, yea. I’m pretty sure Denver isn’t in Wyoming. Colorado most definitely does not border Montana and South Dakota.
Now, per people out here in the Midwest, kids don’t learn enough geography in the Northeast. If my sister Rosh is any indication, that’s true. So I have spent a lot of time (when I should have been doing more important things) studying maps of the good ole USA and think I’m pretty spectacular at state identification. So seeing Denver slapped down one state north of it’s Colorado home was a major party foul on this theater’s part. In my opinion, anyway.
The rest of them were right, by the way. Oh I checked. You betcha.
So, even though she begged me not to… I had to say something. I walked up to the ticket window and asked to show the gentleman behind the counter something. I showed him my phone (which had a US map pulled up on it) and pointed out the error in their lobby.
I’m pretty sure he couldn’t have cared less. He made some sort of “sorry I can’t give you anything” comment (don’t worry, the sense of satisfaction was enough) and went back behind his glassed-in comfort shield. Clearly he’s jealous of my geographical prowess.
Oh and I’m also pretty sure we narrowly escaped being in a lot of trouble…
The moral of this story? Study your maps. Try this fun game and see how you score. I got an error rate of 6 miles (two off mine were a little off.) Also, that little bia Rosh is going to be here TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. I am too excited to breathe. Someone give me CPR.
Is anyone else as upset about geography as I am here?