[Ansteorra] Proposed change in waterbearing

Brian O'hUilliam brianoftheloch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 14:12:35 PDT 2008

  While your local approach is to not let bottles touch lips (and thank you
for that), that is not the approach of the Known World.  In Ansteorra and at
Gulf Wars we take serious precautions to ensure sanitary bottles for our
members.  However, last year was my first Pennsic and I was appalled to see
what they called waterbearing.  They literally passed around gallon milk
jugs filled with water that had rubber tubes acting as straws.  A jug was
handed to me and I was confused, not knowing what to do.  They actually have
people drink for the same milk jug using the same straw.  It was absolutely
   I do think that this measure would be an overreaction, but what can we
expect form our lawsuit crazed society?  I would like to echo HL Iaen's
praise-thank you to all waterbearers who have served this Kingdom.  Huzzah!

Brian O'hUilliam

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 3:21 PM, D Barr <dab32 at cwru.edu> wrote:


> Take away waterbearing and we *guarantee*
> heat casualties.  Keep it, and we *might* have an outbreak... the risk of
> which is reduced by our (local) current approach of not letting bottles
> touch lips, and sterilizing often.

> Debbie
> -a concerned newbie-
> "In fact, I read it to mean we can still have the same officers,
> training and organization structure that we currently have in place,
> which would be great. Mistress Hillary worked hard to get that ball
> rolling, and it would be nice to see it continue. We just have to
> call them a *guild* instead of *officers*. Big woop. :P"

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