socks wrote:I just don't understand some people who get a gift and then judge the gift.What kind of Fucktard are you?A gift is a gift so sorry it doesn't meet your standards.The very fact you were gifted one out of 50,000 people should say something to you alone.Accept the gift with the love it was giving with.
Shrug - I'm the kind that judges a gift. A pasteboard bookmarker from a library does not meet my standards of a gift.
I did accept the gifts, and I thanked the givers profusely. But pasteboard bookmarks that you took from the giveaway stack at a library suck as Burning Man gifts. If that's the love it was given with, keep the gift and the love.
> The very fact you were gifted one out of 50,000 people should say
> something to you alone.
No. This person had a stack of pasteboard bookmarks taken from the library that she was handing out. She was stopping people so she could give them pasteboard bookmarkers from the library.
In the real world and on the playa, some gifts suck. Hence my suggestion to first-time attendees that they not bring a gift their first trip to BM. Go see what it's like and get an understanding of what's going on. There's no _requirement_ that anyone give gifts. No one _has_ to give gifts. We're not a Kwakiutl potlatch. My request is that if you're going to give stuff out, kindly figure out a way to channel your generosity into the spirit of Burning Man and not feel you're expected to give stuff away so you take bookmarkers from your public library to fulfill your obligation. That's not love, hon. That's Orange County.
However, we're all free to have our opinions and to express them. We're all free take them for what they're worth. Take mine for what it's worth.