This weekend’s Pan-Hellenic Council events were disastrous. As always, poor planning was the culprit that stole the fun.
First, the council sold will call slips for their step show for a week and scheduled all of the slip holders to pick up their tickets between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday – the day of the show. The box office became overcrowded and rowdy by 3:30 p.m. that the office was closed and everyone was told to report to the stadium.
After running from the Set to the stadium students found no one in that box office. When the tired, bewildered students finally returned to the Set, there were signs posted that said to report to another long line at the Rattler’s Den for their $10 to $12 tickets.
Who would have guessed that every person who wanted to look good at the show would come at 2:30 p.m, and the line would span from the Set box office back to Lee Hall? If you were going to sell will call slips on Monday, you should’ve had those people come pick up their tickets earlier in the week or at least early Friday morning. Forethought equals better planning.
In an attempt to subvert the earlier trauma, students started forming a line outside Gaither Gym at 6 p.m., but the council wouldn’t open the doors. The line grew into the Gibbs Hall parking lot before they began taking tickets.
Who could have predicted that people in the back of the line would rush to the front of the line transforming it into a huge unorganized blob? If the council had opened the doors and been ready a little earlier, the process would have been smoother. Forethought equals better planning.
Then to top it all off, the next night, after all its trial and mostly error, the council was scheduled to have its Toga Party. But two fights and three hours later without letting anyone into the National Guard Armory, the event was postponed until next Friday when they could “have more security.”
Who could have predicted that rowdy people who left the house under the auspices of getting drunk would be impatient? If they had begun letting people in at 10.pm. as advertised, they could have avoided the frustration and embarrassment from the amount of refund requests they will receive this week.
Forethought always equals better planning.
Robbyn Mitchell is a freshman newspaper journalism student from Washington, D.C. She is the deputy visuals editor for The Famuan. Contact her at email@example.com@hotmail.com