I’ve been coming across a few people in the past few days that actively avoid roller coasters. The last encounter with this type of person was when I was about to watch the last Harry Potter installment with my co-worker, Mikey. I told him that on my one day off this week, I would love to go on the wooden roller coaster I’d seen off the side of I-95 up near Hollywood, Florida when he informed me that he gets nauseous on coasters and can’t stand them. I was floored. It was worse than him telling me he was a fan of Sarah Palin (which he did a few months earlier). Never will I understand this point of view (both of them for that matter). I have never once gotten off a roller coaster and felt the oncomings of nausea. I absolutely understand the fear of roller coasters, the fear of heights, the fear of the train disconnecting from the track, but you get SICK? I don’t buy it. Man up, get a steel stomach, and enjoy the flight. I’m probably being ridiculous and just choosing not to understand, but this is one argument I feel like I can win. Roller coasters are designed to be smooth riding and having your body work with the centrifugal force, although some don’t pull it off as flawlessly as others. I just want people to enjoy it as much as I do, I reckon.
What are your thoughts? Do you buy this malarkey?