By fuzzybunny566 14 Comments
Yesterday there was an event at my old high school, Newton North, entitled "Bringing Down the House." Basically, my school (class of 2002) is being torn down in a few months, and replaced by a newer high school build next to it on the same property. This event was organized as a way for alumni of the school's 37-year history to come back one last time, see the school, meet old friends and just take in the experience before the building is destroyed forever. I won't get into all the emotion and nostalgia that I feel about this, but I would like to share something cool that happened yesterday.
There was a "yard sale" during the day-long event, in which tons of old equipment, books, uniforms, albums, etc from Newton North High School were being sold off to the attending public. I picked up a few cool things, like a locker front, a lacrosse helmet and even a microscope. It was only $1, and it works great! The most interesting object being sold, however, was an Asteroids arcade cabinet. Seriously, like I never heard anyone ever mention that we had a damn Asteroids machine somewhere in the building. It was sold for $200, but I don't know how well the machine worked. It looked to be in great condition, I couldn't really notice anything like wear and tear.
The cool thing that I experienced was when my friend and I were leaving the school grounds, to bring our purchased items to my car, before heading back to the school. As we left, we saw the Asteroids machine on a cart, and two guys were attempting to load it into their minivan. I just had a vision of good faith enter my mind, and offered to help them load the machine into their car. It wasn't so much the desire to perform a good deed, rather I just wanted to say that I helped somebody load a damn Asteroids machine into a car, which is just cool to think about. I hope for their sake the machine works fine.