Saturday, 31 January 2009

What are your discount rates?

Dealing with the law is arguably the downside of home ed. On the upside, home ed can supply you with a cast iron coating of self righteous indignation.

This sense of justified outrage is very useful to have when it comes to entrance fees.

Particularly those of any museum, attraction or event. And at these places, we home educators are strong armed in our self righteousness. Because there is NO WAY we are paying the rate for any ordinary person of the general public, even though it's a Saturday. To the self assured home educator, Saturday is the same as every other day and therefore we qualify for the discount, and don't tell us there isn't one.

And so the righteous Grit walks up to Magna today, the last day of January, and sees that there is a special deal for anyone visiting this science park in February. The ticket bought in February will be converted into an annual pass. Grit immediately embarks on negotiation. Now I want at least the student rate. However, it's foolish to give this away up front, so I go for the first option. Free entry for Shark, Squirrel and Tiger. Of course I argue this on the confident basis that we home educate and it is not even February.

Readers, I get it. Shark, Squirrel and Tiger enter free.

Which means that without hesitation I can thoroughly recommend the Magna Science Adventure Centre as a great day out for all your science education needs.


Samurai Beetle said...

I think it would be hard to say no to triplets and a determined Grit.

kellyi said...

I did this!!! Our local adventure park does a family pass for 2 adults and 2 children. I asked if we could have the family pass for 2 adults and 4 children, because we home educate, and they said yes. Hahahaahaha!

Mean Mom said...

That was a bargain, then! Good for you! Magna looks really interesting. Hope you had a good time.

sharon said...

Result! Well done, hope it was thoroughly enjoyable. Will e-mail you later this week, bit busy at the moment ;-)