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July 13th, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese

If you were to say to me, “Chuck E. Cheese is the most evil place on the planet,” I probably wouldn’t open my mouth to disagree. However, the oddest thing happened this weekend: my wife and I took our daughter there for her friend’s birthday party, and we all had a good time. Crazy, I know!

I mean, there’s no doubt that the place was like an insane asylum where the patients were hopped up on caffeine and allowed to run free. I stepped on kids, got bumped into without apology, and worried my daughter was going to get trampled in the riot-like atmosphere, but even considering all that, I had an OK time. Perhaps because my daughter had a good time (aside from one throw-down tantrum which was barely audible above the games and the hundred other screaming kids), or maybe because I was able to retreat to a separate restaurant area when I needed a breather, the experience was bearable.

One thing I can’t understand, though: adults without children that go there just to eat dinner. Really? Do you like your food served with a side of insanity? Or do you just love their food that much?

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COD July 13, 2009, 6:59 pm

//One thing I can’t understand, though: adults without children that go there just to eat dinner. Really?//

The phrase child molester comes to mind pretty quickly when considering childless adults that voluntarily hang out at Check E Cheese.

jk July 13, 2009, 7:08 pm

Ew! Or maybe they are hearing impaired and unaware of the insanity surrounding them.

Matt July 14, 2009, 6:56 am

To tell the truth, I went to Chuck E Cheese a few times during college breaks for lunch. The pizza is quite good for the type of place it is.

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