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Re: Bad Generalizations

Poster: Betty & David Eyer <Betty_and_David@compuserve.com>

James wrote
>>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

I am completely amazed that you say you disagree with me and then post an
argument that supports my case.  ALL I was saying is that you will pay for
what is important to you, if need be,  in creative and ingenious ways.  You
complied with the minimum clothing requirements, scraped together you
entrance fee and worked for  a merchant to eat.  You decided to forgo the
non-essentials that were not as important to you.  Good for you!  Exactly
what I was recommending!  

Is Pennsic attracting people whose most important expense  is S&M leather
and beer rather than participation in the SCA? Does that have any
relationship to being poor or young or in college? What, if anything, can
or should be done about it?  Would enforcement of the minimum dress
requirements help to put out a statement of what we are about?


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