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Reminder: Dalai Lama Tickets to Go On Sale to Ithaca College Community | 13 Comments |
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Reminder: Dalai Lama Tickets to Go On Sale to Ithaca College Community Comment from rsulliva on 08/15/2007
I logged on as a registered user at 9:00 AM and was informed that the event
was sold out. I then emailed to enquire as to whether this was actually the
case. I was informed that the event was sold out and given no further
explanation. I would like to think that I simply got caught in a rush of orders
and came up at the back of the queue. If that is the case, well...fine. An
explanation, though, that the system had been overwhealmed would have
gone a long way towards relieving any suspicion that waiting until the
specified time for ordering had been a foolish mistake. I can also imagine
that some simple error, technical or human, might have released the tickets
in advance of 9:00. If such a mistake was made then the mistake should have
been acknowledged. I know I would have accepted that explanation, even if it
left me a little grumpy. If, however, tickets to the IC community were sold
before 9:00 there has been a violation of trust. If a decision was made
to sell tickets before 9:00, obviously the whole IC community should have
been informed - that is simple fairness. It also seems that anyone who
knowingly purchased tickets well in advance of the specified time (please
note the preceding modifiers) might want to consider the oddness of their
having "cut the line" to a talk on mindfullness.

Again, I do hope the cause of this situation was either the sheer volume of
requests or an error.