One of things I do is sell tickets for the football and basketball games of the school I work for. Although I do get paid to do it, one has to volunteer to do it ..and then you get paid...a nominal fee I might add.
I have done this off and on over the years...mostly because my good friend used to be in charge and I wanted to be helpful when they couldn't find anyone who wanted to sell tickets because they wanted to either watch the game or stay warm (if it was for football).
One of the nice things about doing this is I get to meet other people I work with but not have had an opportunity to get to know very well....you get to know people pretty well when you sit together for 4 hours every Friday night.
We have decided that we are AMAZED at what people will say to get out of paying to enter the game. Here are some examples( and believe me when I tell you this is just the TIP of the comments):
"You mean it's not free?"
"I paid last week"
"The coach said I could"
"I am on the list"(hard to do as we HAVE no list)
" I paid last week"
"I am working the concession stand"(this is usually said right before halftime and they are all there BEFORE the game)
"I am with the band(which has already played)"
but my favorite is
"I am here to scout"(and the reason you can't tell me which school you are with is?????")
so-if you feel the need to stiff us on the $4,$3,or $2 ticket, go for it....I am not your moral conscious but those little dumplings standing next to you are watching how you do things and THAT is what you are teaching them.
Enjoy the game.
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