[Ansteorra] The Waterbearing Bruhaha

Aingeal clan_mac at charter.net
Wed Jun 18 15:05:32 PDT 2008

Being sue for getting an illness is not the liability that I found from my
research for our waterbearing book.  It is that we are officers in a
corporation and therefore bound to the food codes. Again in Texas we do not
have to have a permit but we could be held to pay the cost of an

In Service to Ansteorra,
HL Aingeal Mac an Ghabhann
Kingdom Waterbearer

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[mailto:ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Rose & Chad
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:49 PM
To: alineswynbrook at yahoo.com; Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] The Waterbearing Bruhaha

    Additionally, friends giving their friends drinks or food would not
generally be considered an "official", regulatable activity. Its sort of the
difference between serving a benefit dinner and hosting a dinner party. The
one would likely reach Dept. of Health regulations, the other is a Private

  That's a good point, but taverns run by guilds or households are not
official activities, either. However, someone could still sue the SCA for
allowing them use of the facilities to possibly give somebody salmonella or
any of the other dozen or so food-borne illnesses. Same thing with any sort
of waterbearing guild or group setting up a post on the field. An official
person gave them permission to use space and set up shop, right? And if they
didn't, then why didn't the people in charge make them stop passing out
potentially harmful foodstuffs? Deep Pockets still points at the SCA.
  In addition, the sort of person who would sue for getting sick from
waterbearing items is the same sort of person who would sue for them not
being available to a dehydrated fighter.
  And what would this proposal do to any sort of First-Aid station? Will
they be banned from passing out water or other foodstuffs, as well? If not,
then couldn't you call all waterbearing activities first aid activites?
  Just a thought. :)
  R the O
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