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That’s the sound of two girls on chat arranging to go bowling. Sam and I met up outside the flats and walked downtown to spend too much cash on tenpin bowling and American atmosphere. As an expat, I felt it my duty to research and compare UK Tenpin to US Bowling.
The UK version of a bowling alley is very similar to an American joint, but more like a movie set parody of one. I’ve never been in a bowling alley that seemed so much like an amusement park! It was garish, loud, expensive, and almost trying too hard. Maybe I’ve only been in small/medium-sized US bowling alleys, but this was nearly circus-like. (My apologies for not having any good pictures of the wackiness. I only had my phone and rubbish lighting.)
Wanna know what two games of bowling costs one person in Maidenhead?
¬£9.50, shoes included. That’s (checks today’s exchange rate…) $17.25 USD!!!
Did you catch that?
— $17.25 —
I shit you not.
It’s outrageous, but we had a good time. We are both really bad at bowling. Gutter balls and single dead pins were common. There were teasing glimmers of prowess when the odd Strike happened, but all in all, we blow at bowling. If it wasn’t so fun, it would possibly be the worst investment I’ve ever made.
After some hardcore bad tenpin, we wandered the land, settling in the park for chat and snacks. Sam and I made plans to attempt some sort of fitness routine but you can bet your sweet, chubby ass it won’t involve bowling, at least not until we each have a sugardaddy to fund our gutter balls.