See Carolina Flywheelers 3841 Highway 421 South Boone, North
I was inspired to write these rules for attending a show after
experiencing a little unpleasantness at several shows through the
years, including our own.
They are not aimed at any particular person; they were done all
in fun. I read them at our last club meeting and our members seemed
to enjoy them. (I heard that October is National Sarcasm
How to attend an engine show (as a spectator, exhibitor or
1. As a spectator, complain at the gate about the cost of
admission even go on to list all the other activities that you
could enjoy for a whole day at $3.00.
2. Go to the show with a ‘chip’ on your shoulder;
be determined not to like any part of it, even if you’ve just
won the lottery!
3. Don’t be friendly, smile or look happy. Someone
might tell you about their engines/toys and they might have more or
better ones than you.
4. Don’t listen to anyone if they don’t think like
you do, no matter how kindly they tell you something. If you feel
the need to complain about something, no matter how great or small,
remember to always wait to do it when there’s a crowd around.
People putting on the show are never short-tempered.
5. During the show always go to the same worker, if you
need something. They are not busy and certainly haven’t had
anything to do for the past two weeks but get ready for the
6. If you’re a club member, don’t attend meetings,
they’re just long and boring. There are so many other things
you could be doing!
7. Don’t volunteer for any duties or responsibilities
before or during the show two or three people can handle
8. Steal as many show signs from along the highway as
possible without getting caught. They don’t cost you anything
and are great recycled for room decoration, target practice, yard
sale signs, etc.
9. If someone in authority tells you not to park, camp or
set up at a particular spot, really rant, rave, pitch a fit and
threaten to take your ‘goodies’ and go home. After all, you
are a guest and have probably been coming to this show and doing
things the same way for the last 20-some years. After all, they are
just putting on the show, what do they know?
10. Please help yourself to as many rolls of paper towels
and toilet paper as you might need. The club will replenish the
supply and you won’t have to use your own. What a savings!