There are a lot of people that I want to thank right now, so I figured a letter to the Wildcat would best make my appreciation public.
First of all, I'd like to thank the guy that purchased a block of 52 football tickets for his family on Family Weekend. I think that's so terribly sweet of him to have his family reunion at the game. I'll really feel sorry for him, though, when his 51 closest aunts, uncles and third cousins call to tell him that they can't come. I guess he'll just have to see the game by himself and sell off the tickets at double the cost. I mean, people like me that just wanted to have my dad up for a game really wanted to give this nice fellow an extra $25 or $30 for buying tickets for us.
Next, I'd like to thank the organizers of Family Weekend for distributing twice as many vouchers to buy tickets as there were tickets. I mean, I would have been really distraught if I hadn't had that glimmer of hope to buy tickets. After all, since no one I've talked to is attending any event besides the game, that $42,000 (6,000 vouchers at $7 per voucher) must be going toward some awfully neat projects. Sure, they have to cover those "free" events like tours and ice cream social. It's really good to know that my $7 went to pay for free tours which were already free and all that ice cream that people are going to be diving for at the end of October out in the cold on the Mall. Brrrr. I sure was in the mood for ice cream this morning when I went to McKale at the crack of dawn to stand in line, only to find out that there was no line and I could have gotten my "place in line" the night before.
Most of all, though, I'd like to give myself a pat on the back. I must have a pretty good outlook of this campus to actually STILL believe that something as innocent as Family Weekend could come off without getting screwed.
Pat on the back?
More like a kick in the rear.
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