Post-Pennsic Withdrawal Disorder (was [SCA-AE] Pennsic Chiurgeon
Baron Dur of Hidden Mountain
baron-dur at lazerlink.com
Mon Aug 21 17:12:22 EDT 2006
Bismallah Assalam O Alykum Wa Ramatullah Wa Barakatuh
The first full day of work, and I'm still daydreaming about Pennsic, just
like the last full day of work...
Were you camping with a group of friends this year? Try having a Pennsic
Post-Sortem Party (with all that left over refreshment) to find out whom
those kitchen and armor bits belong to. Great excuse to reminisce.
A truly insightful suggestion came up as a result of the main event of
Pennsic. (The perception is that had things been worked out before the war,
things may have been better.)
SCA Sensitivity training for mundane contractors.
Why, you may ask. If they know what to expect from us (this is not a NASCAR
crowd, nor a Ren-Fest), then they may serve us better (with a little less
snide on the side.)
My personal gripe was with them acting like it was a Ren Fair, and intruding
un-necessarily on the atmosphere. The Porta-Pot guys don't hang around the
merchant area (unless they pay to get in like the
towny-party-cars-driving-though-camp-at-night-drunk, which is another whole
issue to be covered in a future gripe.)
A second suggest was to provide them with Friendly Native Guides (FNG), like
we already do with the tent providers. Knowing how to navigate Pennsic is
an important function, and speaking the language is as vital as ELS when it
comes to getting the help to the place it is needed.
My two dirham...may I get change for that?
Salaam, Mukhtar (durr)
Mukhtar durr al-jabal al-mukhfi http://tinyurl.com/dbp63
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