Sunday, December 9, 2012

It Only Takes One

In my job, I run a lot of functions.  Anything from graduations to fundraisers to award ceremonies to weddings.  And at almost every one, someone makes a comment or complaint about the drinks being served.  And I can't fathom this.

If you're attending an event like this, the drinks are usually supplied by either a sponsor or the organizers of the event.  And they're free.  As in, you don't have to pay for them.  Okay, in some cases maybe the ticket price you pay includes the cost of the drink, but you're not coming for the wine.

It seems to me, that when something is being provided free of charge, you should be grateful for it.  Accept whatever it is graciously.  And if it isn't what you like, well, there's a bar just a few steps away where you can purchase whatever you feel like drinking.  Don't like bubbly wine?  That's fine.  There's juice as well.  Want something alcoholic?  Well, go to the bar and get that red wine you want.

Do you ever complain about the free stuff at events?

8 comments:

  1. Our family motto growing up was "If it's free, it's for me." :)

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  2. Agreed. Free is the best price there is!

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    1. Good to see so many people agree with me!

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  3. I think people like to complain. They enjoy it. It makes them feel entitled and superior. I've been through a lot and appreciate any little thing. My hubby is the opposite. For him, the cup is always half empty, and he complains at length, about everything...
    (It may be interesting to note that I'm a firstborn while my hubby is the baby of his family.)

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    1. Some people aren't happy if they don't have something to complain about. I used to have a customer whose trip to the cinema just wasn't satisfying unless she could complain. So I always made sure there was something she could complain about (cold coffee, being sent into the wrong theatre, given tickets to the wrong film) so she'd have the experience she wanted.

      And she came back, every week.... Some people, huh?

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