This Guy Cant Come
So far like 87 people have contacted us and said they cant come anymore. Here is Chris’s story.
Q: When did you register and how did the coloring go?
A: I sent the entry form off with about a week to go until the cut-off date. The colouring was something i’d not done for a long time and was a bit of a laugh. I should have got some better colouring equipment and being more imaginative with the execution after seeing some of the other entries!
Q: Did any of your friends get in?
A: No, all but one had big pre-planned things (weddings and other such stuff) that stopped them from entering. So that left me and my one remaining friend who were free to go. . This ended up just being me as he didn’t get his sh!t together and sort out the entry form. There was 8 of us at SSWC 09. This year’s preparations weren’t going well…
Q: Why arent you coming anymore? Describe the incident?
A: I went to Boston on a week’s holiday in April this year. Had a great time and didn’t want to leave. Got a phone call on the way back from a workmate saying that i’d been made redundant and had 4 weeks of work left. Not what I wanted to hear, especially after having a such good time in Boston. I was working as a contract aerospace engineer on a rolling 6 month contract at the time. There were rumours that some of us were going. The company actually made the decision the day after I went to Boston and didn’t tell me until I got back cos they didn’t want to ruin my holiday. I’m glad they didn’t, but maybe i’d have spent less cash if I knew! I looked at it on the positive side – I didn’t really enjoy my job that much and it was a kick up the backside to sort myself out and find something better. Unfortunately, the big, bad recession was doing its big, bad thing – that and the fact that it was just myself going finished off my SSWC 09.
Q: What place do you think you would have gotten, between 1 and 1000?
A: Well I finished 160th last year, so at least that!
Q: Will you go if its in Hungary 2010? How about Italy, Canada or New Zealand?
A: Ive been to Italy and Canada, but none of the other places. NZ or Hungary would be cool! Ive got a long term plan in place on the job front, so SSWC 2010 is looking like its on…
Thanks Chris and Bummer