To close this year’s Hunt, here are some tips for next year. A year of bickering and learning English grammar taught me to be a better Scavvy, which I will never go back to because they smell weird in large numbers.
1. Read the rules. They are useful, I promise.
2. Read the items. This sounds obvious, but in the midst of an all-nighter fueled by Venom, it really isn’t.
3. If quality is a function of time, get those items judged first. Or get tons of photos of the before. I just wish that I had eaten my choco tacos in their heyday instead of after they had melted into a puddle of goo.
4. Do not be too afraid to talk to us because interactions before judgment can benefit everyone. For example, it was only after we heard that several teams could not complete the museum item that Leah checked, only to find that it was taken off display.
5. Stop calling me Margaret.
6. Try to have the people who completed an item be there to explain or leave a written explanation for items that may warrant it. I often had questions which were answered with, “The guy who did this isn’t here.”
7. Use serving utensils for the dinner. It weirded me out how much food was handled with bare hands. Nuts and cookies? Ok, yeah, sure, fine – I would prefer a spoon or tongs but I can suck it up. But trying to serve me portions of wet, meaty entrée with your fingers was gross.
8. Mama Shaq. Mama Shaq. Shaq’s your mom. That’s a fact.
9. Sometimes a nail is just a nail.
10. I am not impressed by your bullshit. Any of it. Maybe this is just a tip for my page.
Anyway, hope to see you and maybe your dicks next year.