>>>>> "MK" == Mark Kilmartin <mrk at renre-europe.com> writes:
>> But students always travel to such things in swarms :)
MK> But in the Blurb that I got through the door today students
MK> are not welcome to attend and I quote.
MK> "We regret that, by exhibitor request, under 18s and students
MK> cannot be admitted to this event"
When I was working in Dublin, a colleague and I went to an IT show in
the RDS. We had been at some meeting or other and were therefore in
our business suits. We were taken aside at the door and told by a fat
bloke in a leather waistcoat that we were required to pay a tenner
each. We did so and asked for a receipt for expenses, whereupon we
were directed to a side office. The people in the office expressed
surprise that were were asked to pay and went fumbling around for a
In the meantime, my colleague (also called Paul) recieved a call on
his cellphone and took out his PalmPilot to make a note of something.
He finished his call and instead of a receipt, we got our money back.
It turned out they though we were students. I ask you, how many
students *have* suits, never mind the forethought to wear one to a
But that wasn't good enough! We both unshucked our SIDEARMS from
their holsters and LAID WASTE to the admin office. Blood everywhere!
Primitive office-worker BRAINPANS split like EGGSHELLS! Not a soul
left alive! We taught them but good!
Okay, I made that part up.
"Pity has no place at my table."
-- Dr Hannibal Lecter
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