The following unrevised rough draft was written by the 1980 version of me for a teacher to illustrate persuasive writing. While I am proof that cruising is extinct where I live, having gotten pulled over just by driving through the local theater parking lot with my blue glow on, I have never stopped. On some level (yes even on my way to work) I am always cruising.
Love to hear your take on cruising. Is it accepted in your hometown, do you have a story to share, what’s your favorite memory?
Tomorrow’s Friday folks. And if you’re like me, you’re not going to sit around on a Friday night. There are many forms of entertainment that we may choose from to occupy ourselves with. To name a few…the movies, going out to dinner, staying at a friends, going to a party. But the one I choose most often is “Cruising”. Cruising to me can be considered a sport… a spectator as well as a participant sport. I more often than not am truly a participant. While some people choose to park their cars in one certain spot I join those that move from place to place either showing off our cars or looking for some poor soul who just might want to try his luck.
But I have a problem. To go cruising I must drive all the way up to South County or down to Festus. Either way the gas is killin’ me. That is why I want to present one more option. Why not stay in Arnold? We wouldn’t have to drive so far. It has restaurants to cruise through, the bowling alley, big parking lots, and much more.
If we start now maybe one day Arnold will be as popular as Festus and South County. And if we don’t start to broaden our options now, cruising might become an endangered species.