My wife and I went to see ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham at Kemper Arena last Saturday night. The snow had already arrived and made for a nice ice pack, not to say anything about the base of rain that had frozen under the snow. There were more than 10,000 paying customers attending this event that evening. There was not a snowplow or salt spreader anywhere to be seen.
The drive and walk into Kemper Arena was a real adventure, but that was nothing compared to the icy adventure after the show.
It was embarrassing to see that this once-proud arena did not get even enough attention as to get a few hundred pounds of ice melt to keep its attendees safe. I bet they had ice melt at the Sprint Center.
Maybe I should have fallen and sued the city. That seems to be the popular thing to do these days, and when the mayor opened his mouth to voice his opinion, I could have doubled my request to settle.
Come on Kansas City. Step up to the plate.