If you gave him a gift. It aint your to take back.
The beauty of a gift is in the giving. Giving isnt loaning,or granting,or a scholarship, or a giving over with an expectation of anything. If your lucky youll wet your pants at there joy for the thought and the desire of it, A Thank you is like Icing on your cake, perhaps an apriciation or some notible benifit to there life by way of this caring act of extending a gift- to THEM! Hey Santa, you gonna swoop down the chiminey and grinch out the new bike just cause little buddy has no clue how to use it?
I get what you mean and your anxt is valid but its drama anxt- and if the pal isnt an A student of Burningman- well perhaps hell ride up with the other flame retarded on the short bus and you wont have to bring lil Dagwood and his Dreul cup to the playa and change his diapers.
Its a Burning Curve - If you hate the way you feel its really your issues- not theyres. or ours.
Whats he gonna do Drive on the esplinade - set fire to the man and then die by hanging himself with mardi gra beads from your theme camp dome and leave you to clean up his styraphome cooler with the watermellon decay, and the emergency staff cuts him down later and finds out he died from complications of lack of sunscreen, dehydration and playa foot? Yep another Pinata death and it coulda been prevented if you just stopped giving gifts and then sold your ticket to me at an inflated rate to cover all your potential liability...
Or gifted it to me, but If your gift ment that you got to trip your drama allllll over my inconvienant and embarrassingly empoverished half life while I finally crammed for the playa at the last minute..
and then infer all over the Burning Boards about how its eatin your ass from the inside,
well I think that kind of pressure wouldnt be worth the cost of your gift for either of us.
sorry I know how you feel REALLY . Just have faith, a well and polite boundry. a back up plan , and
other shit to do like um.. voulenteer for besides signing up for playing with kids from the baby table. Go make something.
and HEY! it better not be a christmas sweater! -Your joy in giving better not be in the bitching of how you made such a big mistake blah blah blah-
I do and I do for you, and look what I get back!
I shoulda gifted that nice Larry Harvey
-NOW HES a person YOU KNOW would be 100 % prepared and have enough money and A RIDE!!
im just kidding
but you sound like my grandmother-
Be proud you did such a beautiful thing by leading with a heart and setting an example-
dont cheapen yourself by comparing it to all the starving kids in china who are doing god knows what to buy scalped tickets for this sold out burn-
from greedy fuck heads that take advantage of oppertunity to get over
What sold out?
The burn or YOU? ouch
. Justify the act so you can what?
take it and sell it?
make a little profit cuz people do it all the time and they will spend that money? Who could blame you? right ...k a r m a
Or maybe giving it to someone more popular
or prepared or needy ( mememememememe) would be a better story
and you could get laid by some hotty
or save tha day for the sound camp cuz dj Noticket got in
and who would even care avout the shmuck you hurt.
Ahhh he wouldnt care/ hes reallly not your friend... hes NOT EVEN PREPARED
Your better than this. Youve been to the Playa- Dont do this to yourself to them or me..
here you go..
Ask him IF he really wants his ticket, or if hed be happier trying next year and giving his ticket away, but Its not yours to give anymore.
You dont buy the responsibility of the person with gifting a ticket to a grown up-
Radical self reliance and creative problem solving
- and the thing is-
no one has ever blamed the
persons who introdused the burner who died for bringing the Burn into theyre life,
nor has anyone ever blamed another that I know of
for turning a person loose on us all-
even the dilhead who burned the man early
quit yer bitchin . If you want truely to gift a ticket - find another one
and then gift it to the miracle tickets.
..or sell it to the girl trying to not cry thru her glitter make up
while hunting tickets with a big worry wrinkle on her forhead next to the indian taco stand in Empire you see on your way in
-no no NOT THAT ONE!!
THE ONE with the sign that says Only YOU can Save a burning Orphan from Agonising pain
for just the offer of a ticket
... thatll be me.