Life Free Hot Dogs
posted by March 27 at 11:14 AMon
I went to the Sonics game last night at the “not-up-to-NBA-standards” (according to NBA commissioner David Stern and Sonics owner Clay Bennett) KeyArena.
I’m not sure what they mean, though.
It’s pretty roomy.
And the seats are affordable. We paid $16 for perfectly good seats. And the hot dogs are free.
When I went to get a hot dog at half time, the guy behind the counter put my dog in the bun and placed it in the little red paper tray and slid the tray across the counter to me. And that was it. He didn’t ring me up. (He cares about as much as the Sonics do, I guess.) I smiled, walked it to the condiments stand, doused it in mustard and onions and catsup and headed back to my seats.
Although, I guess nothing is truly for free. The city is still paying out about $2 million a year to cover the 1995 deal for the short-on-funds Sonics.