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Sat May 20, 2017, 06:29 PM

All I wanted was 2 bottles of water for $4 and I only had a $20

Went to an event where you had to buy tickets for food and water, something I see as completely stupid. I have to stand in line buy tickets the go and stand in line to buy food, and will either have too many or too few tickets.

So I am standing in line to get tickets to get water as I was one person away from the front of the line, they closed the line, now I had stand in another line when I am 2 people away, the lady says no cash in this line. I said so I have to stand in a third line? In this process, I learn the had water for sale at the ticket counter for $2 each. I needed 2 bottles that will be $4, I hand them a $20.

This is where it gets stupid, the lady takes the 20 and gives my 4 $5 bills, then tells me that if I need to give her exact change for the water. If I didn't have $4 before what makes you think I have $4 dollars after breaking the $20?

I asked her if I could have 2 1/2 bottles for $5.

And we wonder why they vote against their own interests, they can't do simple math.

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Reply All I wanted was 2 bottles of water for $4 and I only had a $20 (Original post)
liberal N proud May 2017 OP
ProudLib72 May 2017 #1
ret5hd May 2017 #2
rug May 2017 #3
liberal N proud May 2017 #4
rug May 2017 #6
Ilsa May 2017 #5
oberliner May 2017 #7
liberal N proud May 2017 #9
DFW May 2017 #11
liberal N proud May 2017 #14
DFW May 2017 #16
liberal N proud May 2017 #17
DFW May 2017 #19
liberal N proud May 2017 #20
DFW May 2017 #22
liberal N proud May 2017 #23
DFW May 2017 #24
liberal N proud May 2017 #25
DFW May 2017 #26
oberliner May 2017 #13
liberal N proud May 2017 #18
DFW May 2017 #8
liberal N proud May 2017 #10
DFW May 2017 #12
liberal N proud May 2017 #15
DFW May 2017 #21

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:32 PM

1. Simple. Buy five bottles

Then stand in line to go pee.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:32 PM

2. I hate those ticket "events"...

We usually buy about the tickets we think we need and if we have "leftovers" we look around for a young family that looks like they could use them.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:34 PM

3. Unless this was a live Beatles concert with a resurrected John and George, I'd have left.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:36 PM

4. It was an even on the docks, no shade 90 degrees

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #4)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:40 PM

6. Well that sucks.

 

My sympathies.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:39 PM

5. Hmmm. Secret water bladder next time! nt

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:44 PM

7. What event was this?

 

Can you say?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:49 PM

9. Tall Ships in Charleston SC

Beautiful tall sailing ships from around the world.

I enjoy all forms of transportation.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #9)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:56 PM

11. Where in Charleston was this?

We are there every New Year's.

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Response to DFW (Reply #11)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:20 PM

14. The old Navy Ship Yard in N. Charleston

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #14)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:22 PM

16. Never been there

We're always downtown, and I was trying to imagine what part of downtown could accommodate a flotilla of tall ships.

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Response to DFW (Reply #16)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:23 PM

17. I guess they used to do it at the Maritime Center

The ship yard is remote but has tons of area to park.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #17)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:25 PM

19. That makes sense

Parking downtown is challenging at best.

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Response to DFW (Reply #19)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:25 PM

20. And expensive

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #20)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:30 PM

22. It's something I was never foolish enough to attempt

We take a taxi in from the airport and walk everywhere until it's time to take a taxi back to the airport a week later.

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Response to DFW (Reply #22)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:33 PM

23. Before moving to SC we always drove in and parked where we were staying

But now we live near Hilton Head and go to Charleston about one 6 times a year. It's an hour and a half drive.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #23)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:35 PM

24. I've been to Hilton head exactly once

The yearly thing we attend used to be held there. It moved to Charleston around 2001, and we've been going there ever since.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:52 PM

25. We love both

My wife transferred to Hilton Head last fall after my job was eliminated.

We would have just as easily accepted a move to Charleston as well.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #25)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:01 PM

26. I can relate

If I lived anywhere near that area, I would have been perfectly happy to move to either.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #9)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:07 PM

13. Interesting

 

What a weird system they have for selling food and drink. Is this something you've encountered before?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:24 PM

18. It seems to be the way events are going

I have seen it many times, I hate it.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:44 PM

8. Next time, give her three $3 dollar bills and tell her to keep the change n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Sat May 20, 2017, 06:50 PM

10. My daughter (adult) was standing next to me and asked her we should pull it out our ass

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:04 PM

12. I have a great tall ships story

I was in San Francisco in the summer of 2005. I had dinner my last night there with a colleague from Dallas and a woman I know who lives in the city. She told us about the tall ships visiting, which I didn't even know about. It was getting late, but she insisted we try to get a tour. The ship from Mexico had just closed for the night and the one from Russia was about to. We were told to come back the next morning. I said my flight to Boston was at 8 the next morning, and there was no way I could come back.

I then started speaking Russian and the sailor at the reception was so enthusiastic, he said he'd ask his officer for a time extension. The officer came and said, well if he did it quickly and was willing to do the tour himself, the sailor could give us a quick tour. He did, explaining everything in Russian. I had a hell of time trying to understand him because he was using naval and nautical terms I had never heard before. You don't learn too many Russian words for tall ship parts while reading Pushkin, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov! But I somehow managed, and we DID get our last minute tour of the Russian ship.

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Response to DFW (Reply #12)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:22 PM

15. Interesting

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #15)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:29 PM

21. Neither of my friends spoke a word of Russian

And the 19 year old sailor who gave us the tour had about ten words of English, it was either me or hand signals. Conversational Russian is not a problem, but a tour full of nautical terms and words for antiquated ship parts? The Russian Lit professors I had in college did not envision my needing THAT kind of a vocabulary to further my scholarly pursuits, needless to say. Maybe I should have tacked a Russian translation of Moby Dick or something.

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