Is This “Adult Sandbox” Fun For You, Adults?

By Kelly Conaboy / September 6, 2011

In Las Vegas, for several hundred dollars, adults can have the opportunity to pick up and move dirt with construction equipment for some amount of time. And I’m not going to try to tell anyone that what they want to pay hundreds of dollars to do for fun is not fun, because one time I paid over one hundred dollars to see Radiohead, which is ridiculous, but, FAKE CONSTRUCTION WORK? I know that there are lots of people who played with miniature versions of construction equipment when they were young who would see this and think, “OH YEAH!,” but really? Oh yeah? When you are young, construction equipment is cool because it’s totally out of the realm of anything you can actually experience, I feel like. But you are a grownup now and you can rent something like this when you want to move your mulch from your front yard to your back yard, or whatever! And also you could’ve done it as an actual job? Not that no one can have fun doing other people’s jobs, because they can, I’m just saying being a construction worker is not THAT crazy of an idea. And also, it’s not comforting that the guy who works there is happy that he works there not and not on a real construction site because his “superintendent is not yelling at [him] anymore.” And also, HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS. And also, let’s just watch this.

The weirdest thing about this video specifically is the inclusion of the details of how actual construction work in Las Vegas is hard to come by these days. Hahah. Basically, watch these people pay hundreds of dollars do pretend to do your job for some amount of time while you are at home because uhoh you do not have a job right now because uhoh the world is a vampire. The BEST thing about this video is the last few seconds when the person is just spinning in the cab of the bulldozer. Hahaha. Just regular construction site activities. “Just like a tilt-a-whirl.” I wish I could make things GIFs instantly because I would want to make that a GIF instantly. (Via Laughing Squid.)