Spring Break (and rant about my church). Yeah, they're related.
Updated March 6th, 2010 at 1:53 AM by Elite Overlord LeSabre™
My Spring Break is next week!
Okay, since I don't have the money to go somewhere really exotic for Spring Break, I have basically two options:
1. Spend most of the time on campus, but take a 3 day, 2 night excursion to a nearby town with a large mall, and stay at a nice hotel (see my signature). Approximate cost: $360.
2. The college ministry end of my church is organizing a church trip to a beach in Florida. Approximate cost: $315.
- I'm not an outdoors/beach person.
- I went on the church trip two years ago and had a severe allergic reaction.
- The accommodations at the church retreat are like barracks/summer camp. When I went I had an old vinyl covered mattress and 15 other guys in the same space.
- Meals at the retreat are pre-planned. Soda machines only; no snack machines.
- No internet at the church retreat means no YouTube, no Facebook, and especially no PC.
- The Quality Suites is a Gold Award winning hotel.
- The hotel is within walking distance of a large mall.
- There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, including the excellent Harper's on a mall outparcel.
- Harper's Restaurant has a trivia night during my stay.
- The Quality Suites Pineville has a 93% approval rating on Expedia and 88% approval rating on Hotels.com.
- Even my dorm has "luxuries" such as internet, snack machines and mattresses covered in cloth. I can even have pizza delivered there, which is not an option at the church retreat.
And yet, despite it being just days before the trip, several of the guys are still insisting I go on the retreat. I can't discuss the pro/con list above with them because they'll bring up the whole "God wants you to come with us" argument. Heck, I've had to make up lies about having to pay a non-refundable reservation deposit and they still told me to forfeit the (admittedly non-existent) deposit.
So, readers, what's your take on this situation?
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