I recieved a mass e-mail from the co-chair of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners' Association on Friday evening in regards to the Colossus Party (aka the Colossal Disaster Party) which happened this past Saturday night. It reads like this:
"Some of you may wonder how the various storm warnings are affecting our planning for the Pines Party. At the moment, the forecast for Fire Island on Saturday is just fine, so we are going full steam ahead. There may be some rain on Friday but even that the local forecast says we might escape out here (just like we only heard some distant thunder from what I hear was an impressive rainstorm in New York yesterday). So we continue to look forward to a fabulous Colossus night. (And by the way, please tell your friends.) See you Saturday on the beach.
In response to this, I have written back:
It was raining when you sent this e-mail and a hurricane was coming through Long Island. You're not only a liar when you tell me there may be "some rain", but you're a desperate one in the fact that you want me to tell others to throw away their $150. It not only rained HEAVY during the party, but the electricity went out twice, speakers were blown, and you shut it down before the headlining DJ had even spun his first song. Your "fabulous" party ranks up there with Jerri Blank's Glint Party; the only thing missing was your pet turtle.
Next time you might try having a Plan B.
Aaron Elvis James
Hope he gets it.