Today I chalked a hopscotch on the sidewalk in front of the bitcoin booth. The first person to enjoy it was a man in his 60’s who asked, “May I?” before hopping along with the pattern. Children and adults alike opted to jump through the chalk squares. For about twenty minutes.
Laurie, the woman who appears to be in charge of the vendors at Cheshire County Fair, came over to me and told me that it had to go. She said that we can’t have children slowing down the foot traffic. She also informed me that we were “already on probation” because of our previous violations (stepping out of our booth to meet people who were walking over to talk to us, wearing a gun, and not wearing a shirt). She later returned and poured water on the chalk.
We got this idea from the Republican tent, who drew a hopscotch with chalk on Wednesday. On Thursday it rained, and the chalk was erased. Ian has chalk in his backpack, so when I heard about this idea, I used his chalk to make my own hopscotch.
Apparently, when we do it, it’s a problem. But just to show they weren’t discriminating, they also shut down the Republicans today.