Playground Swing Hurts People's "Bottoms"
October 27, 2001
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- A playground swing at a local Colorado Springs
city park was deemed "butt unfriendly" by Steve Garufi yesterday afternoon.
Garufi, who was playing with friend Kendra Morrell at
the children's playground adjacent to Palmer Park,
claimed he only sat on the swing for a handfull of minutes before getting up to
relieve the pain in his bottom.
"I love swings, but I couldn't sit on that swing for more than a minute
without my behind being in serious pain." declared Steve.
The material of the seat was a 'hard, sturdy' rubber, according to Steve,
and was traditionally designed with metal chains holding the swing.
"I guess that's the way all swings are made, but I don't remember
a swing being that hard on my tush." Kendra replied.
Steve was most vocal in airing his frustration. "All we
wanted to do was get some coffee
at Dunkin' Donuts and then find
a nice place to sit and talk ... I hope swings at other local parks
aren't as bad as that one." said Steve.
With both disappointed in the difficulty of riding the swing for a long period
of time, Steve decided to tell Kendra The Story of the Golden Goats Milk
near the baseball field.
"(The swing) was very hard alright … but at least I heard the Story of
the Golden Goats Milk. That was really funny!" exclaimed Kendra.
As news of the hard playground swings spread throughout the ColoradoGuy.com community, most were sympathetic to Steve and Kendra.
"I think it's lame that the seats were too hard to have fun on," said Tanya Morton in a phone interview, "I enjoy swings and I'd be upset too."
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