September 23rd, 2008

piss up in a brewery?

Helped out re-enactment with their taster session today. It went moderately OK I thought, despite the SU having screwed things up as per usual. Whilst they had placed us in the same location as everyone else, they'd yet again failed to make any effort towards telling people it was happening besides a little footnote in the sea of paperbased material the freshers got when they arrived. On the other hand, the sports taster sessions had posters up everywhere.

The only reason it seems that anyone showed up is because once they'd got their NUS card, they had to leave through the place we were set up. And by "set up" I could possibly mean "screwed over" as they'd expected we'd just wander around with our kit talking to folk rather than actually having anywhere we could put on demonstrations. I did get to talk to lots of people and scare them by handing them a sword. It's weird how people think holding a sword...a blunt one at suddenly going to turn into bloodbath. But we got quite a people who seemed interested in joining, so the day wasn't a total waste.

Now I shall collapse as standing around scarying folk is a tiring business.