On numerous occasions I have been approached by strangers at theme parks who wanted to know whether they could cope with specific rides. At Carowinds there was a woman in the queue for Fury 325 who said that she was planning to ride it for the sake of her daughter but was clearly a nervous wreck. She approached me and said: "I can handle Intimidator. Can I handle this ride?" What do you say to someone who asks you such a question? I obviously didn't know her and was in no position to say what she could or could not handle. She asked the same question of a dozen other people and I did not hear the responses. The most I could say is that Fury 325 is more intense than Intimidator. Someone at Great Adventure whom I met on the loading platform asked me whether Nitro was scary. How do you answer that? My idea of scary might be completely different from hers. I don't feel qualified to respond to enquiries of this nature. What would you say if approached by someone who wanted to know whether s/he could handle the ride or whether the ride was scary?
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