I have heard that there may be a bit of grumbling going on out there by a few of our compadre`s concerning the ticket cost for this year's class reunion. I'll offer a different opinion in support of what I believe is a very reasonable cost for the event. While finances are tight for almost everyone these days I think most of us are also aware that a lot of stuff just costs a little more than it used to (gas, cost of transport, postage, etc).
These tickets are $40 a person or $75 a couple. I would ask you to bear in mind that $40 or $37.50 per person (the couples price) is purchasing and/or helping to fund: the disc-jockey, door prizes, raffle baskets, website maintenance, 600+ mailings, banquet hall reservation, food and drink for everyone, something for the next reunion kitty and probably a couple other things I can't think of at the moment. Do the math, folks. I don't know about everone else but $75 for my wife and I isn't cheap either, but neither do I think it a great deal to ask for a once-every-five-years class reunion. It's pretty darn reasonable, in my humble opinion. That is, unless we're talking about a kegger of BudLight (please, dear god, no) and a few dozen packages of brats & white bread buns, which we're not.
With that in mind, my dear friends, let me just politely ask: What the hell?! Pull your cheapskate melons from your tightwad derrieres and pony up! This is your 30-year class reunion, for pete's sake. Most of you doorknobs drop $40 at the local crappy beer joint every Friday night without so much as a second thought. Quitchyerbitchin' and send in your check, get your tickets and come and have some fun with everyone on July 25th.