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#112528 - 01/06/10 02:38 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: Tim Gerard]
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Originally Posted By: Tim Gerard
mtg712,
I live in Shelby Twsp., not far from Waterford.
I bowl at Troy Lanes in Troy


have you bowled at thunderbird lanes in troy.
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#112637 - 01/07/10 08:22 AM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: mtg712]
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mtg712,

Yes, Thunderbird is a pretty nice house, never bowled league there though.
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#112685 - 01/07/10 03:41 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: Tim Gerard]
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Originally Posted By: Tim Gerard
mtg712,

Yes, Thunderbird is a pretty nice house, never bowled league there though.


the insides nice till you hit the lanes. the board look old and in disrepair. never been to troy lanes.
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#112717 - 01/07/10 10:14 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: Tim Gerard]
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The center I bowl at and have since 1992 (minus my 2003-2006 time away from the sport) have always been very encouraging about leagues. They constantly try to get you to join more.

On the same token, I'm one of those people who brings their own food. I've spent 516 bucks on bowling equipment this year and I pay 37 dollars to them in league dues. They've got their money from me. Whats the harm in me bringing in my own 2 liter of soda from work for 90 cents versus paying them almost 3 dollars for a loaded with ice 32oz soda. Or paying 1.00 for the chips they get from the 4.99 24pack at BJs.
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#112774 - 01/08/10 02:22 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: KoukiGS]
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Kouki, its not the harm that you doing it is causing, a lot of the time its the message it sends. A lot of open bowlers might see that and they in turn try to do the same thing, not realizing your rational for why you bring your own food. They just see it and say, hey, good idea!

Now the center isn't making the money from the snack bar that they expected from their open bowlers because some of them are "sneaking" in food and drinks. Its not a lot of money they are losing from one person, its the money they lose collectively from the entire group.

Its similar to a bar making a big deal about a bartender pulling off the auto-pours on the tops of the liquor bottles. The bartender is thinking, "who cares, its only an extra splash" but they don't see that all those extra splashes from every bartender throughout the year in every drink can total up to big money.

Its all business, they are in it to make as much money as they possibly can, no matter where that money comes from.
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#112789 - 01/08/10 03:25 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: KoukiGS]
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Originally Posted By: KoukiGS
Whats the harm in me bringing in my own 2 liter of soda from work for 90 cents...


Sorry, gotta ask you, Kouki: You drink a whole 2 liter of soda during league? I mean, I just have this vision of you two-hand holding a 2 liter up to your mouth and downin' it between shots.
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#112792 - 01/08/10 03:54 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: Domokun]
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Nope. 1 Handed lol...
And no I don't drink the whole 2 liter. No one needs that much sodium during a physical activity. I'll bring one that's already opened from my house. At that point it becomes pay 1-1.75 for a 20oz soda, or bring the partially drank 2 liter from your house that you paid 88-1.00 for...

And I do see the not getting the snack bar money. They've also given us a VIP card for cheaper food and drink which is for use during league play however no one ever takes the discount off for you or claims you can't use it during this league. That is a big part of my reasoning right there. Why offer someone a discount during "league play" and then not allow them to use it during "league play"? At this particular house, they used to have signs that said no outside food or drink, however... those signs were removed this year. So, I guess that means fair game.


Edited by KoukiGS (01/08/10 03:56 PM)
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#112799 - 01/08/10 04:53 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: KoukiGS]
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Totally doing this next Wednesday.

"Hey, whatcha got in the bags?"

"Buncha 2-liters I've been working on since Saturday. Thought I'd just finish 'em off here."
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#112800 - 01/08/10 05:09 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: Domokun]
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haha. Let me note that if they would actually let me use the discount they offered us there, I would buy the soda there. I was upset as I've been bowling there for almost 17 years now. I felt disrespected. So that's why I disrespect them with quarter or half filled 2 liters.
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#112809 - 01/08/10 06:02 PM Re: Intro to League Bowling [Re: KoukiGS]
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I did have a part in there about messing with my teammates. Guess I chopped that part off before I posted. I really don't care what the house thinks (AMF Crappandale for NoVA crowd here).

You'd disrespect them better by throwing your empties at the front desk. laugh
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