Okay so I've been using eplaya now for a few short weeks, and I've managed to cyber-meet some cool people, hear some funny stories, find some great advice as well as procure a ticket in the price range that I was searching for. Yay! Thanks to all of those who helped me in any way, I appreciate it. I just received my ticket in the mail today.
I do find it interesting, however, reading these threads over and over again that all seem to have the same thing going on in them. Person seeks lower tier ticket, tells their story (whatever it may be-- sob story or not) and then being jumped on very harshly by the people on eplaya... While I did not offer any sort of sob story while searching for my ticket, my signature includes "namaste" and I was ridiculed for that, even as somebody who has practiced yoga for ten years. I get it-- the term is overused, blah blah blah... but I just keep having the hardest time trying to understand why people are so quick to criticize others for word choice.
The sob story thing is another issue- EVERYBODY has problems, issues, troubles in their lives so the sob story thing gets kind of stale after a while. BUT, can we please please PLEASE try to lighten up with the word choice issue? I don't know why this bugs me so much, but arguments regarding ticket-beggars seem to lose their validity when you throw in "oh yeah, DON'T say namaste, because people will automatically think less of you". It just seems so silly to me. I also feel like a lot of the people who come to this forum probably have partaken in some sort of activity or belief where namaste is practiced as a word and idea very frequently. And even if they haven't, what's the big deal. It is a word and, while it might seem silly or overused to you, maybe it is important to somebody else. I don't like these personal jabs people, WE'RE BETTER THAN THAT!!!!
This being said, I DO see that this site has a lot to offer in terms of kind words, solid advice, helpful hints and new e-friends that may soon become real life friends. I just wish we could all be a little more kind, that's all. If you saw a homeless person begging for change on the street and he says "God Bless", would you say "GEEZ, stop saying that because now I'm DEFINITELY not sparing any change because all of you homeless-type people ALWAYS SAY GOD BLESS!!!!" I don't know, maybe that's a bad example but it's the first thing I thought of. Heh
Okay, that's all folks... sorry but I just had to vent that. Have a lovely day, see ya in the dust!