The summer of 2003 I worked at what is commonly known as an “amusement park,” where I was in charge of operating the park’s newest roller coaster. Unfortunately, this new coaster was powered by new technology, and it quickly developed a bad habit of breaking down - sometimes as much as ten times a day.
Now, because the ride was brand new, it was popular. And, because it broke down frequently, the wait to ride it was even longer than normal. This created a situation where we had people waiting two, three, even five hours to ride our thirty second roller coaster. What’s worse is that sometimes these poor souls, some who’d been waiting for the aforementioned three or four hours, would have to be told that they couldn’t even ride it at all, generally because the ride had finally broken down for the last possible time that day.