Sunday, June 20, 2010
Write That Down #19
In the meantime, what does my hard work get me. JUST a free pass, maybe a free drink, and not one bit of swag. If I want a gift, the cashier says to me...."That will be X amount of dollars, please."
The short version of all of these emotions can best be shortened into my latest "Wrte That Down" quote:
From spending time on Fire Island to going to Broadway Bares, every "cool" place and event I've ever went to, even with a proper connection in play....I had to ACTUALLY WORK for that experience. And I take great pride in that. For I'm not one of these overgrown kids who have used, sucked and/or fucked their way to those connections and freebies. Hence why I don't take these experiences for granted.
So with all that I said before, along with that pride, it may seem like I'm complaining, and by some being greedy and ungrateful. And to a point, I am complaining, but I am by no means being greedy or ungrateful, even though I am well aware that most of the aforementioned are charity events. Because while I'm glad to work for the experience, since it is the right thing to do, one should be given more incentive like swag and/or VIP treatment for doing the right thing. For after seeing all those people that use, suck, and fuck their way up the ladder getting rewards and reminders, in most people, that pride that I hold on to will fade without a memento to show that it was worth it. It may very well be the reason why some events lose volunteers.
It's something to think about.