Date: 2017-04-19 08:02 pm (UTC)
scifantasy: Me. With an owl. (Default)
From: [personal profile] scifantasy
Should the whole barrel of apples be discarded because some were bad?

The expression literally says one bad apple spoils the barrel. That's what it means.
Edited Date: 2017-04-19 08:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-19 08:09 pm (UTC)
viktor_haag: (Default)
From: [personal profile] viktor_haag
Pish posh, apples schmapples. What's important is that OddCon be saved.


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Edited Date: 2017-04-19 08:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-20 02:48 am (UTC)
sami: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sami
Disclaimer: I know literally nothing about this guy except for reading that statement.

I have a certain sympathy for people wanting to rescue local fan-things even if there've been some bad things going on. If you can avoid bankrupting the organisation overall you can aim for a better concom and general improvement in the future.

However, I have to say, if I felt like agreeing to be GOH at a con would also require a super-defensive statement justifying myself in advance, I think I maybe wouldn't agree.

Date: 2017-04-20 02:01 am (UTC)
theweaselking: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theweaselking
And, importantly, it's a *true statement*. Apple spoiling is literally contagious. One bad apple literally does cause every other apple in the barrel to go bad. Which is WHY THAT EXPRESSION EXISTS.

Date: 2017-04-20 02:43 am (UTC)
sami: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sami

I mean, you don't have to throw the whole barrel away - so long as you removed the bad apple immediately and entirely, and carefully checked the other apples for contamination, and maybe cleaned out the barrel before you repacked it.


Date: 2017-04-20 10:44 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Apparently the rest of the apples are banding behind the bad one and daring us to claim that they're doing anything wrong. The spoilage happened long ago.


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