Lord Of Ruin wrote:
WORST: The stupid bitch at Gate who refered to early Burners as "her dummies" because they arrived a couple of hours early thinking that there would a much, much longer line to the gate. You must think you're pretty fucking awesome to greet people to BRC by insulting them, there, Precious, but you should probably put your Snow White costume back on and go find a job at Disneyland because you're the shittiest excuse for a BRC volunteer we've EVER encountered one playa. In contrast, our DMV experience was great!
Well gee. When the opening time is clearly publicized AND you are warned not to come early as it jeoparidizes the event AND because the basic transit time math from Reno to Gelach is pretty simple....yet you failed completely. What are you if not a dummy? Dipshit? Entitled super burner?
Well, Gee. In the Marine Corps I learned that they give some pissants just a little bit of power and authority and it goes straight to their heads. Everybody who has served knows the type. They were shitty, angry little people in the World, you pin some responsibility on them, and suddenly, they feel like they can get all up in their shit because they feel like they've got a little power. They can call you anything they want because they have The Man backing them up. See how that works?
I told you--read for comprehension--that it didn't happen to me. It happened to a person camped beside us, who didn't even pay dues for our camp.
But, you go ahead and keep insulting me anyway.
Lord Of Ruin wrote:
To be frank, I'm a little disappointed this is all she called you. I'm going to look up the schedule to find out who worked with you so I can provide them with more colorful insults for you next time.
So, verbal abuse is acceptable at the Gate now. That's how the Org treats burners. We'll see. What's your Gate name? I'm forwarding this to the Org.
Lord Of Ruin wrote:
I mean I know it's ok with you if we create a whole subdepartment just to go babysit you entitled fuckwits
The problem here is, you insulted the wrong person. I paid for my ticket, showed up when I was supposed to and didn't have any trouble getting through. But thanks.
By the way, D-Lot expert, the offending Burner got there early because they read all the doom and gloom, expected a four-hour+ line, left Cedarville about the time recommended, and didn't end up finding a line at all. They were willing to pull over and wait for midnight so they could get in. There was no line. It was still early entry. They were willing to pull over on the IMMENSELY CROWDED PLAYA and wait. It wouldn't have been a problem. But, You just called me an "entitled fuckwit" so, you know what?
Gate was so disorganized and clueless this year that the offending driver just left the D Lot, went to another gate, and got straight through. Great job, Gate. Gate doesn't have its shit together. It's inconsistent. One person tried to block them and another passed them straight through. Gate doesn't appear to be able to pour piss from a boot with the instructions on the bottom, so, why are you hacking early-arrival Burners for showing up a couple of hours early? If preventing them from getting on the playa early was the goal, well, you failed at that too, didn't you?
Speaking of clusterfuck, how'd that 95.1 gate radio work out on Sunday during Exodus? We couldn't pick up anything... the medic in our camp couldn't pick it up on his radio... We finally picked it up when we got past L. We heard a Windows system boot up on 95.1, and a few minutes later, when we were already passed the Greeters area, we FINALLY heard Gate come on and tell everybody what we already know. Do you guys need help operating a transmitter? Obviously, Gate 2012 was disorganized, confused and couldn't do your job. Maybe it's not about the eager burners expecting six-hour entry times, maybe it's the fact that Gate has its head so far up its own egotistical asshole that it can't function properly without insulting people who showed up early with early-entry passes when there was no fucking line to get in anyway. (Caveat: Our gate guy and the one that broke policy by escorting me around the gate after I had already given them my ticket were awesome. MOST people's heads don't balloon up when they get a tiny bit of responsibility.)
Lord Of Ruin wrote:So why don't you come on out and volunteer for us next year?
I wouldn't waste piss on you if you were on fire. Entitled? Fuck yeah, I paid for my ticket when they asked me to come to Burning Man, so, tough shit if you have a problem with that. I'm entitled to be treated respectfully and if you can't do that, you're not Burner material.
Actually, though, I arrived early, we built a root beer saloon, served people all week, and I stayed sober during the day so I could give burners rides on our mutant vehicle. I didn't just work a few pre-opening shifts, get a free ticket and stand around ripping tickets. I worked all week. We PAID for our tickets when Placement asked us how many we needed to bring absinthe and root beer to the playa. They didn't ask me to volunteer at Gate. They offered me tickets (at $390 each) to make absinthe and root beer.
I ripped tickets in high school at the theater, checking ID to make sure they were 17. I know how much of a minimum wage job it is, so you listen here:
One of my coworkers died this summer. Another spent three months in a coma and woke up while I was at the burn. I almost died this summer. Your little gate shift isn't hard. You don't burn to death or have your guts sprayed all over a cockpit if you fuck up. People's parents and kids don't die if you fuck up. If you can't handle tearing tickets and directing traffic without having a name-calling meltdown on the WRONG PERSON, it's too much of a job for you. Quit now. Do it. I've had students lock up at the controls and nearly auger us into a runway or trees and I STILL never referred to those people or any other student, passenger or pilot as a "fuckwit." You tear tickets and look in vans. Stop acting like it's difficult to rip tickets and tell people where to park, and don't you EVER presume to tell me that your volunteer shift at the Gate is somehow difficult.
Lord Of Ruin wrote:
Just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and reference that you're an eplaya helper bunny and they'll get you in the queue.
I'm shooting this to much more @burningman.com than Gate. I think the Org needs to know how you all treat people. I gave somebody ELSE a ride to the D-lot to pick up their mutant vehicle and the D-Lot people told me I had to go out of the gate and get back in line. What about my torn tickets? Uhh... "Well, hopefully, your ticket isn't torn." I ALREADY GOT THROUGH THE GATE, STUPID!!! OF COURSE MY TICKET IS TORN! AM I GOING TO GET KICKED OUT OF BURNING MAN FOR GIVING SOMEBODY A RIDE FROM CENTER CAMP TO THE D LOT BEFORE THE GATE EVEN OPENS? I told the D-Lot guy that Sparky from the DMV asked me to relay a message to call him because the vehicle was registered, but the paperwork was missing. D-Lot Gate Guy goes "Why do I have to call Sparky?" to which I, tired of waiting around for "the Dummy-Lot" to unfuck itself, replied "BECAUSE SPARKY FUCKING TOLD YOU TO!" Instantly, he had Sparky on the line and within minutes, the mutant vehicle was on its way into the city.
You know, every ORG type from Placement to Tickets to our gate guy, to the DMV, Rangers camped next to us and the DPW, got along with us great and we shared an awesome community. The only problems we had were with Gate. With you. And as soon as we can demonstrate that one gate person blocked them and insulted them and then another gate person let them in, we can demonstrate your inconsistency, abusive behavior and inability to do your job.
Yeah, I'll be contacting Gate and the Org. You don't worry about that. Gate's gate, but, you're acting like a piss-poor excuse for a civilized human being and you need to get a grip.
Lovingly yours, "Dipshit/dummy/entitled-fuckwit/super-burner/eplaya-helper-bunny..."