I for a while discounted the reports that suggested there were stern warnings against bringing in outside food and drink into the conventions.
But this email exchange from a few of my relatives concerning Tim Horton's coffee, which is a basic staple for the dub ministry in Canada, shows that they don't mind adding any more regulations to their already extensive list! (so far, I'm still on their email list)
In the first email, #1 dub notes he picked up his coffee before heading in to get his seats....(not pasting this one as there are too many names)
#2 dub response:
You were allowed Tim Horton’s coffee at the assembly? Ours (and the assembly the week before) was confiscated at the door, and they read stern announcements at each song, practically naming the guilty offenders. If the letter and discussions weren’t clear, those messages sure were!
Even those of us who had obediently transferred our Tim Horton’s to generic no name insulated cups felt so guilty that a lot of them went cold!
#3 dub response (she lives in Africa):
Sorry, am I missing out on something here?
You mean you were not allowed to take your Tim Hortons cardboard cups into the assembly hall? My oh my…well, guess I am living in the third world for sure….you mean people sip their coffee during the sessions? Or before the session or???
Here, coffee is just kicking in as a ‘yuppee, or is it ??’ beverage..but people don’t usually eat on the streets, although it is starting .
Behind the times,
#1 dub reply:
No! I NEVER took Tim Horton's coffee into the convention!!
I bought it as we left for the site, and drank it along theway!
In fact, i think there was almost universal obedience to the direction that we not bring food openly marked from other fast food places, into the venue.
I didn't see a Tim's cup the whole weekend, and I sure wasn't about to! But needed a fix for the day, for sure!
# 3 reply:Wow, a touchy subject obviously,,,, even xxxx sent me a message.
Ok, have a nice weekend, all, I’m working tomorrow am…feeling a bit below the weather today. And we have the CO’s meeting tonight…
Guess I will survive. Unless it is windy, now that it is cold, our garage meeting place is rather chilly in the evenings in June and July..yeah I know..wimp
See you all,
When Jesus comes back, he better not be carrying any Tim's coffee or they'll boot his ass out...