When Mike & I worked at Domino’s pizza taking pizza orders, we had a goofy supervisor named Ed. One day when I came to work, Ed & Mike were already there and were in the parking lot flying a kite.
It was always very windy where we were… Our building was located
behind I-270 in a bit of a valley of sorts.. So we got plenty of wind from cars and trucks driving on the freeway. Ed & Mike ended up tying the kite to the antenna of Mike’s car and left it flying in the air before going inside since it was time for us to start taking pizza orders…
When break time came around, Ed gave Mike some money and Mike tied
the kite to another car and went and bought a whole bunch of kite string.. Even though it was dark by this time and he couldn’t see the actual kite, Mike began increasing the length of string so that the kite flew higher and higher up in the sky… When break time was over, he had used half of the string that he had bought and the kite was obviously pretty high up..
When we got off work that night, we found that the kite had crashed down in the parking lot.
So, Mike ran with it and got it lifted back up into the air and fed it a decent amount of string. It was getting late, so he tied it to the antenna of a car that had been broken down and parked in the parking lot for a couple of days.
The next day, we came back to work and the kite was still flying! Mike fed it more and more and more string until it was WAY WAY up in the sky. I am sure that it was up high enough for the traffic helicopters that fly over I-270 to see it clearly. Can you imagine being in a helicopter and seeing a kite flying way up there in the sky with you?? I’m not sure how much string that Mike used, but I know that it was a lot…
Mike left it flying like that for a couple of days. It must have been up pretty high because there was enough wind to keep it up there without it crashing back to Earth. He pulled it down at least once and then put it back up. It was all in good fun until our manager, Mark, found out about it. He was worried that the kite would come crashing down in the middle of I-270 and cause an accident and they would trace it back to the building. So, he made Mike take it down. Mike began pulling down the kite. It took him a LONG time to reel it in…
This was the highest flying kite that I have ever seen! With as much string as Mike used, it had to be a couple of thousand feet up in the air (and I don’t think that I’m exaggerating!). Mike certainly gave new meaning to the phrases “Aim High” and “Go Fly A Kite!”