experience. This is how the conversation went when she got home and told me:
Wife: Our CEO wants to do the partner dinner before the BYU game in a few weeks and then as a team-building experience, all go to the game.
m0resn0w: Does he know that it will be impossible or extremely expensive to get 14 tickets together? Also - aren't a few of the partners Utah fans?
Wife: Yeah I told him it might be hard to get tickets but he wants me to try. And yes, so-and-so and so-and-so are huge Utah fans.
m0resn0w: Okay. Well, we don't need them to buy us seats, but if he wants people to sit close to each other, then we can sell ours. And here's what I would suggest: Get good seats for us true BYU fans, decent seats for the apathetic people, and top-row of one of the endzones for the Utah fans. And please know that I have a really hard time supporting your company buying seats at all for the Yewt fans. Oh...and this will not be 'team-building' given that it's a pretty heated rivalry.
Wife: Haha! I don't know if he'd go for the separate seating thing. And c'mon. Seriously? You have a hard time with Utah fans getting tickets to the game?
m0resn0w: Yes. Yes, I do. I want as little red as possible in that stadium. And I REALLY don't want to sit next to any Yewt fans if I don't have to. I'd hate to 'accidentally' spill my caffeinated Coke on one of the partners from your company.
She's double-checking with the CEO today to see if he's thought this through...