Rev. Trigger wrote:...I laughed it off ...
I'm reminded of my own experience in my own camp (MonkeyFresh at 3:45 and Freshwater for those of you scoring at home
). We were a much bigger camp than last year (30 peeps up from 10, with an enormous Blue/Black/Yellow shade structure). There was lots of work to do, so I didn't venture away from home much, and let "the burn" come to me.
While we were not a "theme camp" we were quite visually imposing to those who came down our block, and lots of people wandered in, and essentially ordered drinks. I found this very odd, and frankly it bothered me. But I decided to honor the requests I was given - if someone asked me for something and I had it, I would give it to them. (On the other hand if they came and waited at our bar area while we were relaxing on the sofa, they could just go on standing there.) Eventually I realized that explicitly or not, we had invited all of these people, and I was glad they came, and very glad that I hadn't shot my trap off the first time someone displayed "radical self entitlement."
I guess what I'm saying is that while I can relate to the feelings that "host"
was having, I'm glad that I got the opportunity to recognize, as I believe Rev. Trigger did, that we're all in charge of our experience.