One of the benefits of working a second job at the Chevron happens to be the yearly Jazz games. These are a lot of fun, and not because I really am into watching the game. Mostly because we are invited to the company’s private box at the Delta Center (I refuse to call it by it’s rightful name). Food and drink are served and we spend most of the time just socializing, with a little attention paid to the game when something interesting happens. Oh, I also like to watch the crowds. One day I’m going to bring my big telephoto lens and get a bunch of people pictures. Today I got to play a real life game of Where’s Waldo & Wife. I first saw them as they were walking down the isle to find their seats. Fortunately, for the game’s sake, they were in the wrong section and I lost track of them when they wandered out of the arena area to find their rightful seats. I spent the next 15 minutes looking for them to reappear, and when I finally did find them I started encouraging other people there to find them also. I was a few minutes late to the game, thanks to the UTA (Utah Transit Authority). Now, normally I wouldn’t blame the UTA because I didn’t think to check if the TRAX (light rail) was running on New Year’s Day, but I will blame them for selling me a ticket on a day they are not running. Is there no way to turn off the ticket machines at the stations? If I’d shown up and not been able to buy a ticket I probably would have thought to check if TRAX was running, rather than sitting out in 17°F weather for 20 minutes before thinking to check. And I am going to ask them for my $4 back, even though they printed NON-REFUNDABLE on the back. Because, although normally you can’t tell if a person used the ticket they want the refund for or not, there is no doubt that I did not use a ticket that was only good on Jan 1, 2011.
The good thing is that I made it to the game before it started (barely) and had a great time anyways.