All right, some friends and I are arguing over what is the right way to do things, here is the deal....
Captain Matt and I always come to the bay by boat, usually bringing one other person. It is a 4 hour ride one way (8 hours roundtrip for you non-math majors). It costs us about $250 in gas and 80 bucks in docking. Some of our friends don't like the long boat ride and drive down instead, but they think they shouldn't have to pay any of the cost for gas, but they sleep and party on the boat, along with drinking our booze and eating our food. If I was rich, or even made over 30 g's a year I would not care too much. But they are able to come down and just throw in 15 bucks, which many times they don't even give one dollar, because they say that the boat would be there anyway, when the fact is it's not going to be because Captain Matt and I can't afford to split the 330 bucks for gas and dockage plus all the food and booze. (sometimes just the 2 of us go)
They still think they should not have to pay, even after we explained that the boat was more then transportation for us, it is now somewhere for everyone to sleep and party, and it keeps us from having to make reservations 6 months ahead, also, Matt and I also usually take a extra day off of work to get there early enough to get a spot on good weekends.
I told them to get a hotel room if they think they are being ripped off. They have never styaed at a hotel and think there is a motel 8 on the island they are going to get for 50 bucks on a big weekend. They are calling us cheap because we want them to throw in more then 15 bucks, not to mention they stuck me with the cart rental memorial day last year when everyone went.
I am not trying to be cheap about this and I am more than happy to make shots and pass out beers to whomever needs one, ,,,as I have done many of times, but some friends don't understand that they are lucky to go there and only have to pay 15 bucks, that is not how it works.
Now given, they have to spend the hour car trip in gas, probably 20 bucks round trip for 4 of them and the ferry fee, 22 bucks roundtrip, but they are still making out on the deal and get a practically free place to crash.
Are we being cheap or our my friends, let me know.
I will be there Memorial Day.