Na'arah, sister of my heart,
I have special stuff set aside for constabs. They
will be well taken care of. I can do no less.
--- The MOMstable <the_momstable@...
> And don't forget the Momstable's Motto - "if you
> feed them, they will
> come". That's how I became the Momstable in the
> first place.
> Seriously, if you have munchies and drinks (cold
> soda and water and tea
> when the weather is warm, a hot kettle with tea,
> cocoa and coffee
> available for the colder events) it makes gate a
> much more pleasant
> experience and lets the poor gate monitor feel
> The MOMstable
> --- John LaTorre <jlatorre@...> wrote:
> > Bethia, new Lord High Constable (Congratulations!
> Whoo whoo!) wrote:
> > > Momcatz making a gate roster is a very good
> > When I was Principality Constable, it was hard to
> rely on enough
> > people to
> > work the gate (twice as hard as a Kingdom event,
> since there were
> > only have
> > the number of attendees to do the same amount of
> work). I used two
> > techniques to drum up help.
> > 1. I made a list of all the active constables in
> the Principality,
> > and
> > called each one of them to ask them if they were
> going to the event,
> > and if
> > they could help out for a shift. It again
> demonstrated that people
> > will make
> > a special effort to help you if you make a special
> effort to ask
> > them.
> > 2. I went up to all the Peers on site and said "I
> need help. Can I
> > persuade
> > you to do a one-hour shift? Can I ask you to bid
> > squire/apprentice/protege/fosterling/minion to do
> the same, as part
> > of their
> > service requirement?" More often than not, I got
> them to donate an
> > hour or
> > so.
> > Baron Johann von Drachenfels (John LaTorre)
> > P.S. Are we going to get around to that revision
> of the Constable's
> > Handbook? I offered to do that for Gwyn and then
> Alberich, but they
> > wanted
> > to do it themselves, and it just kind of got lost
> in the shuffle (the
> > old
> > up-to-your-ass-in-alligators thing, I guess). I
> offer it to you, now.
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