Running Log 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Using Monetary Policy to Control Road Race Price Escalation

You show up to that $40 10K race with $25 in your pocket. You hand over the $25 with your late entry registration form.

I'm sorry Sweetie, says the lady at the table, you need $40 for the entry fee. (note here a great advantage to living in South Carolina. You get to be called Sweetie all the time)

I explain that it is my policy to only have $25 in my pocket at any given time. It's a policy that generally keeps me out of trouble.

Well, there is no shirt and you are the last one, so OK we'll go with it. You remember me now OK?

Thank you Sweet Heart; I will.

8 comments:

  1. Drives me nuts. OK, I understand that you ran out of shirts on the day of the race. BUT CHARGE ME LESS, DAMMIT!!!!!!!

    What if airlines did that? Charge you more for booking your flight at the last minute?


    Oh.

    In an unrelated matter, you must sign up for the evil Facebook. I've done it one day so far and am not totally bored yet. Kinda what the Loop would be like if the Loop were fun. Only takes a minute and your kids will look at you with great admiration.

    If you give 'em 25 bucks (no shirt.)

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    1. I have tried Facebook, but I kept getting friend requests from people I know in real life. Very problematic.

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    2. just sign up as Slow Ernie and use it for the running peeps. You can just sign up me and Jill and raina.

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    3. Yes this is a good idea!

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  2. If you're racing then the 8 day experiment must have gone well! At least you weren't called a f** ass.

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    1. No. But I would swear the woman who passed me right before the finishing chute called me a candy ass.

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    2. "Fatty Ass" sounds like "candy ass" when you're oxygen deprived.

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  3. Sounds like this race director lady was charmed :)

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