Awards Policy (Househol
nweders at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jan 21 10:46:12 PST 1997
Having been in a wide variety of households, I have to say that I
really like them. I have also been in groups where I haven't been in a
household and sometimes it is a struggle. When I was younger I wasn't in
any household and a bunch of us single women would go on trips together or
sit together at feasts.
I also felt no problem asking friends if I could sit or camp with them.
Perhaps that's the trick.... asking. If a person is my friend I don't mind
asking. If I went to an event that I didn't know a lot of people and I
felt uncomfortable, I went and worked in the Kitchen or helped serve or did
scribal stuff. (I guess I just avoided the problem that way.) But I met
new people so next time I went to an event I felt better. There is no easy
solution, just maybe find a creative one.
I like households because I feel that I always have someone that I
could hang around with or sit with. Also we would mutually help each
other. It's kinda like a family bond. My household has gotten smaller
over the years for various reasons, but if anyone ever invited a non member
to sit with us, we went out of our way to try to make them feel welcome.
They were our guests.
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