By Paula @ Holiday World

Warm, fuzzy moments happen around here all the time.

And when one of the men on staff tells the story, it’s all the sweeter.

So when the new guy (Tony…our Director of Maintenance) emailed this to our staff of directors, it seemed a pity not to post it here:

Tony PerkinsWhen I was at the Bahari Snacks window today, a young man came up to the window with a receipt and some money. He waited patiently. When he got to the window, he said that his change was wrong. He got back $5 too much!

I asked him if he liked Icees. He said yes so I bought him one. He asked me why I was doing that and I told him that most people aren’t that honest and I thought that was pretty cool.

That boy made my day.

Tony’s last name, by the way, is Perkins.

When it was announced at staff meeting months ago that our new maintenance director was Tony Perkins I immediately formulated a plan to remove his office door and replace it with a shower curtain for his first day at work.

The younger directors looked at me like I was some kind of psycho.

I guess they didn’t catch the meaning of the “eee! eeee! eeee!” screeching sound I made either.

Do me this favor, won’t you? The next time you’re in our Halloween section and the theme from that movie comes on, whisper in a slightly macabre way: Oh, Tony…they’re playing your song. (Originally posted 6/3/08)

Edgar Allan Poe(Added 10/29/11) While blogging about how we named our Raven roller coaster back in 1994, this photo popped up in a Google search.

This is Edgar Allan Poe.

He wrote “Once upon a midnight dreary … ” and the rest of the incredible poem we know as The Raven.

Truth be told, Raven (the poem) was published 150 years before Raven (the coaster) debuted in our Halloween section.

Perhaps I’m a bit too hopped up on Halloween candy to make a fair judgment, but do you notice any similarity between these two dashing gentlemen?

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