July 6th, 2006
|04:18 pm - Spatch's Laws of Public Venues|
Given any number of people mulling about in a public space, such as a subway entryway, Common or other such touristy area, the following rules apply:
1. Two or more people hanging around wearing the same type of shirt are up to no good, andThese are IRREFUTABLE TRUTHS OF LIFE, people. This TRANSCENDS mere cynicism. Believe it!
2. People with clipboards have ulterior motives, so consequently
3. People with clipboards who are wearing the same type of shirt are just out to get you.
|Date:||July 6th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)|| |
Obviously you've never been at a BART station before a Giants or A's game... ;)
Which was it, the Dianetics folks, Mormons, or Mass Pirg?
Indeed. I am so very, very sorry.
Ugh. I've been (successfully) avoiding them for days.
EEEEEEEEK indeed. So far I've been lucky enough not to encounter them directly on the T, but I seem to be constantly finding (and throwing out) their literature that has been left on trains or in stations.
Oy. I like Mass Pirg, even give money to them, but still try to avoid them whenever I see them in Davis Square or in a T station.
I worked for Mass Pirg for a couple weeks. It was the only paying job I ever had that actually lost me money.... And it was stressful to boot.
On the other hand, I bet walking around carrying a clipboard and a pencil is a great way to get people to leave you alone.
|Date:||July 6th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)|| |
THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM
|Date:||July 7th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)|| |
BOF FRI FLEU
"EXCUSE ME SIR, BUT IS JESUS SAVING YOU MONEY ON YOUR LONG DISTANCE RIGHT NOW?"
You are very smart for a boy with such a smart cat.
|Date:||July 7th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)|| |
ALSO, ENTIRELY TOO OFTEN WHEN ONE IS IN A PUBLIC VENUE, PARTICULARLY IF ONE HAS POSTED THE ITINERARY IN ONE'S LIVE JOURNAL BUT NOT IN ANY WAY LIMITED TO THIS, ONE WILL SUDDENLY ENCOUNTER--uh oh i've said too much
RUN FOR THE HILLS