Bowling Alley Attendant

Bowling Alley Attendant


New York, NY

Male, 35

For a few years in high school I was a lead attendant at a bowling alley. Responsibilities included everything from taking payment for the various package offerings, handing out shoes, dealing with mechanical issues with the lanes and solving any and all problems that arose.

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Last Answer on January 18, 2013

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Which brings in more money for the typical bowling alley: the leagues, or casual bowlers?

Asked by royroy over 11 years ago

Leagues are the bread & butter on the bowling side. They pay a little bit less for their usage, but come every week for a full season. Casual players tend to bowl a bit less, but in a densely populated community, the lanes are typically filled all night anyway. The concession sales really give this group an edge over the leagues (many league bowlers don't drink while they bowl). Kids birthday parties are another large revenue source, with the bonus being they are on weekend mornings when none of the aforementioned groups are playing.

You ever pull pranks on each other to pass the time? A bowling alley seems rife with potential...

Asked by GK over 11 years ago

Typical pranks were played on bowlers by messing with their names on the computer. Someone with the initials "AB" might roll a strike and see "@ss Bandit" up there on the screen.

Which is harder: a 300-game, or the 7-10 split?

Asked by rollinrollinrollin over 11 years ago

Good question. I don't know the odds, but I had never seen a 300 game and saw a bunch of 7-10 splits...

What's the most number of strikes you've seen someone roll in a row?

Asked by alleycat over 11 years ago

12. Tension in the room was wild for the last toss.

Better bowling movie: Kingpin or Lebowski, and why?

Asked by theDUDE over 11 years ago

Both are great flicks. But really, nobody f**ks with the Jesus.

What do bowling alleys do to keep those nasty shoes clean?

Asked by xxx300xxx over 11 years ago

Well, you have every right to be grossed out. It's disgusting how bad they smell after a night of bowling. The good news is that they replace them quite a bit and we used a pretty powerful disinfectant spray after each use. My best advice - wear a nice thick sock when you go bowling OR, better, treat yourself to a cheap pair of pimped out bowling shoes.

Is is possible for someone to get their finger stuck in the ball and send themselves into the pins???

Asked by freespirit5795 over 10 years ago

Stuck - yes. Often. Seen one dislocation. Not pretty. Sending yourself into the pins would require a lot of alcohol.