There’s no such thing as a free lunch(or ticket)

This week I had tickets to the Ravens/Browns game. My son usually goes with me, but he had to work. I posted on Facebook that I had an extra ticket for sale and got no takers. Thinking there was a very good possibility that people were thinking “I would love to go to the game, but not bad enough to sit next to you for 3 hours” I asked if anyone wanted to buy both tickets. I also posted this on my community email list. The few inquiries I got went something like this

Inquirer-I am interested in your tickets. Can you give me the details.
Me – They are section and row blah blah blah and I’m just asking for face value
Inquirer-I would love to have your tickets but I would rather you practically give them to me
Me- yeah, right.

One random Internet person actually tried to barter and offered me an Eddie Murray doll type thing in exchange.

I don’t understand why people think I want to just give them something for free. Some say “isn’t it better that the seat be used”? I would say no, not if it means I’m sitting next to someone who expects a charity ticket and will likely want me to buy their beer as well. I have no problem with giving a ticket away, but if I do that it will be to someone I like and who would be pleasant company for three hours not some cheapo acquaintance or random Internet dude.

This will be an ongoing saga as I’m sure he will be scheduled during more games and I will have to figure out what to do with my extra ticket.

Ps. There is no one reading this who is considered a cheapo acquaintance. There might be a random Internet dude in the audience.

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