Booking ahead

Ellen C. Campbell

Message 1397 · 21 Mar 1995 22:04:26 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Thank you Peter for the kind and true sentiment. But quick duck for e-mail
coming your way, at first I read it as him asking one woman to dance and the
other sits out. However, I *think* the way he phrased it was there were two
extra men and they all danced.

In YOUR scenario you are right to take any man [woman] to task for assuming
that splitting a woman-woman couple is preferred. That assumption happens to
be a pet-peeve of mine. I ask a woman to dance (or agree to dance with
another woman) for a number of reasons:
-She is a good dancer therefore joy to dance with,
-She is a friend,
-The other men "available" are not preferred (yes, there are men with whom I
wish not to dance),
- She is there beside me and I wish not to 'dash off' looking for a man (what's
the lure in men anyway especially, if one must be so undignified to snag one
for a dance? So says a person who does not use SCD as a dating service.). :)

I think the booking issue has been hashed enough -- I'm almost ready to say
who cares? Appears where booking is actively practiced, it should not be
encouraged, but one can legislate that sort of thing. I am only grateful that
in SF branch it is done very little, however there is snobbery that goes on and
that is more off-putting than booking. Booking is a social structure that
people can work around, snobbery is plain insulting.

Well, that's all I have to say. Got some deadlines to meet before I fly off to
Utah for a few days. Turns out though we tried, Dan will not be able to join
me. The airlines were being particularly stubborn -- it's that booking thing
again. See how it bothers people everywhere.

Talk to you later,

love

ellenc

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Ellen C. Campbell

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