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.

(Sheesh)

(sarcasm emoji)
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
SERIOUSLY

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.

BAD APPLES ARE A SERIOUS PROBLEM

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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