Carnivals never really interested me, even as a kid. They were really hot in my city while in the summer, and the pun is totally intended, because they were very hot indeed! In fact, the excessive heat of our summers is the principal problem with myself and others getting any enjoyment out of the carnival. That is, if there was any enjoyment to be had. The crazy games are clearly rigged, the rides always looked ancient and rickety and downright deadly, at least to me, and the fried foods and cotton candy always made myself and others sick. Without any form of air conditioner, a generally unpleasant experience turned into hell. Even while in the night when it was supposed to be cooler, the humidity and heat would still reign supreme. The few times that my friends or parents dragged myself and others to the carnival, I was desperate to find some air conditioned spot to hide and cool off in. Often times, a single of the only air-conditioned areas was a small building that contained the lavatories that everyone used. I was often torn between having to go outside into the heat and lingering just a little longer in those dirty lavatories to take advantage of the chilly air. It was absolutely being stuck between a rock and a taxing place. I did not visit a respected amusement park until I was 17 years old, and carnivals had turned myself and others off to the prospect. Thankfully, the amusement park that I ended up visiting was a much better experience then the carnival of my youth.There were plenty of attractions that were indoors and air-conditioned!