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Re: cheap fabric and Bad Generalizations

Poster: Scott Silvers/Lord James Beckett of Westmorland <beckett@anent.com>

RowenRhys@aol.com wrote:
> Poster: RowenRhys@aol.com
> In a message dated 99-01-09 11:57:52 EST, Betty_and_David@compuserve.com
> writes:
> << If a college student can not afford a tunic and their camp mates cannot
>  afford a tunic, then how the heck can they afford beer, food and their
>  entrance fee? Rock concert tickets are 35 bucks a pop and college students
>  go to them in droves.    I remember being young and poor and I would go
>  without food, be creative and ingenious and do deep inhaling exercises
>  around young men in order to get what I really wanted for my amusements.  I
>  imagine that young folks still do these things today.  >>
<SNIP>  Rowan's Comments </SNIP>

I'll have to agree with Rowan on this one.  I just graduated this past
June, and with the exception of a six pack and a couple of bottles of
champagne, alcohol was not among my chief expenditures as a college
student, and the same can be said for just about every other member in
my former group.  Most people who are interested find the money if they
have to give up most of their other interests, those who aren't really
all that interested make up the "Well I don't have any money thats why I
don't have *x*" while their spending money on beer, pizza and rock
concerts (we won't even get into those who say "I don't have any money"
as they drive around in their brand new BMW/Mercedes/Porsche).   It may
take a while longer, but if you want it, you find a way to make it

(whose first Pennsic was done with borrowed armor, 5 broadcloth tunics,
2 pairs of pants and a single pair of boots.  We won't even get into
what I wore at my first event ;-) )
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