MAGIC CITY DRIFT BUSTERS
United we stand, divided we fall – Where should that new poster go?
The phrase “united we stand, divided we fall” is often used in reference to more important things regarding American patriotism then my topic today, but I thought it was a fitting play on words regarding a recent observance at our clubhouse during our fall clean-up a few weekends ago.
Having become a member just a few years ago, I have observed the colorful walls in the clubhouse and have spent a fair share of time gazing at their posters during meetings (sorry Jerry). And please don’t tell my soon to be husband, but I’ve spent maybe a little more time looking at the one with Tony Stewart on it. But in all the time I have spent looking at the walls, it was not until clean-up day, that I understood the design behind them.
After inside clean-up was completed, it was time to hang the newly donated posters (thank you Miles). It was quickly determined that, unfortunately, we had been given a few duplicates, and unfortunately… that poster was already on the wall. One poster remained. A cute little cut out window with a snowmobile pictured out the window.
We searched the walls for an open spot for this new poster, and ah… an open spot down at the end just past the Yamaha bar, perfect. So the poster was hung with the only implement at our immediate disposal… scotch tape.
Now scotch tape being scotch tape, and a poster that had spent its summer rolled up in the back window of a pickup, you probably know already that the poster’s adhesion to the wall was short lived. But that was probably a good thing…
As it turns out (here’s that ah ha moment) we had placed an Arctic Cat poster in the Yamaha section of the wall. If you have never visited our clubhouse, the long walls are divided by two brands on each side: Arctic Cat and Yamaha on one side, and Ski-doo and Polaris on the other wall. The walls are painted the brand color with a collection of their posters in each section.
After the new poster relocated itself to the floor, a discussion was held on where to place the new poster into the Arctic Cat section, but no immediate solution was found. The matter was tabled for another day when thumb tacks are present.
But, what I learned about the walls is also telling about the Magic City Drift busters club. Even though its members may choose different brands of snowmobiles (or section of the wall), when the club members get together… all people are there for one reason: to enjoy snowmobiling together as a group!