Sunday, April 14, 2013

Test Session--Part II

The night before the test session, a lucky volunteer gets to pick the judges up at the airport..

While another volunteer decorates the judges room and lays out a simple table of some snacks, and prepares a light lunch.

But the most important volunteer prepares the judges' coffee. You don't want to see a judge like this in the morning.
Meanwhile, the announcer tests the sound system
"Announcing, World Champions Torvill and Dean....always wanted to do that."
And the music monitor gets the player ready.
"I don't know why, but all it plays is 'How much is that doggy in the window'"
When it doesn't work, the technical crew is called in.
"What is this thing? I've never seen one before.
Push that button over there and see what happens!"
Finally all is ready and the first skater is announced.
Most Skaters pass their tests
But some fail
Finally, the session is over and the Test Chair tidies up the paperwork.
The paperwork never ends
And the judges depart
"See you in a few months."
Then finally, the Test Chair can relax.
"I swear, I'm never doing this again...."

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