Sunday, August 24, 2008
I got a text from Stacey the other day. She told me she had just explained the Park's version of water polo to her husband. It wasn't much different from regular water polo, really. (At least, based on my quick skimming of the sport's Wikipedia entry, I don't think it was....) Games were held after hours in the Wave Pool and teams were loosely organized along departmental lines. Though sometimes, if a side was short, players were recruited from outside the Park. Like the time Bree showed up with two dudes she met at Burger King, who played while wearing cardboard BK crowns. There were a few differences between our method of play and what you saw on the OC or in Beijing, the most noticeable one being the fact that we played in tubes. No treading water for us. I suppose it was to give the other teams a chance to be on par with the stronger swimmers from Waterworld, though it could also have been because most of us were half drunk during the games. Which would also go a long way towards explaining why the Motorworld team always played in their jumpsuits.