|Summer service activity|
The economics of running a festival booth are not encouraging: in previous years--and this is the reason we stopped participating---is that profits were only a few hundred dollars. It was far easier and more rational to make a donation than to spend dozens of man-hours performing tasks that none of us were particularly good at. On the other hand, it's not rocket science either.
So with the naivete of the uninformed, and with the entreaties of the youth group ringing in my ears, I volunteered to organize the activity. I've put in 40 hours so far. The good news is: it'll be over by Monday.