Saturday, March 26, 2011

Handouts

I found myself with tickets to give away to the event I'm attending for two days this weekend and nobody to give them to. In short, I was initially told I would not be receiving an all-access pass and had to request tickets. Although it didn't come through the organizers, a pass ended up in my hands; however, I'd already requested individual tickets for one full day. What to do with those I didn't need?

I decided I'd try to give them to anybody who was around at the event. I figured it shouldn't be too hard to unload something for free that was in demand. The problem: trying to give away one ticket when most people need two.

People also seemed incredulous that I was simply giving them away. Don't I need them? No, that's why I'm handing them out. Since I did have tickets for many sessions that had gone on standby, I ended up waiting for that line to gain people. Eventually I was able to distribute most of the seven I had for the day.

It was weird that people expected a catch or were baffled by my actions. Yeah, I know, usually you can't get something for nothing. I've benefited a couple times at ballgames by being handed tickets (or a voucher for a free one), so I suppose I understand it. Still, it was weird to be on the other side of the fence.

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