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Feeling Guilty

Took Meriol to the fun fair 'wristband day' - £5 for up to three hours riding, bouncing etc. She had fun. I stood around and watched her having fun. Watched lots of kids having fun. Thought: this is good value, when a single ride is £1 or £1.50 without a wristband. Then I had a chat with one of the ride owners, who said that the organisers don't pay the ride owners ANYTHING for a wristband day; they work all day for nothing. That is NOT FAIR. But what am I willing to do about it? Nothing. Grrr!

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purpletigron
26th Jul, 2004 13:53 (UTC)
So, where does the money go, exactly? Even if it is an incredibly worthy charity, the ride owners should get their costs covered unless they volunteer the donation...
coth
27th Jul, 2004 04:35 (UTC)
Wristband Day
What the woman said was that the organisers just pocket the money. It wasn't a charity day - that was the next (non-wristband) day. Bear in mind that I have only one short conversation to go on - but 'its the rich what gets the money, its the poor that do the work' is always plausible.
timill
27th Jul, 2004 04:52 (UTC)
Re: Wristband Day
It's always possible that on non-wristband days, the operators pocket all the money and the organisers get nothing. Running things that way might well reduce opportunities for the Chancellor or the banks to take a cut, since there's fewer transactions taking place.

But this is all theory and speculation...
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