February 24, 2019 7:26 am at 7:26 am #1684096
It saves money, but on the other hand, it could end up costing parnassah for the professionals. Also, there is a little extra risk involved. As a whole, is it better or worse for the community if people get work done this way?February 24, 2019 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #1684461Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
Only if someone shows up in blackface. It has to be realistic.February 24, 2019 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #1684480
Don’t be silly, Neville. It’s impossible to make a realistic theme for a Tom Sawyer party because of the redecorating that is usually in progress. Also, blackface is not acceptable.February 24, 2019 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #1684590This name is already takenParticipant
Does anyone know who tom sawyer isFebruary 24, 2019 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1684626☕️coffee addictParticipant
🙋🏻♂️February 24, 2019 8:43 pm at 8:43 pm #1684619Uncle BenParticipant
What is a Tom Sawyer party?February 25, 2019 7:50 am at 7:50 am #1684686
Basically inviting over other people to give them the honor of painting your house or other such tasks.February 25, 2019 8:10 am at 8:10 am #1684715WinnieThePoohParticipant
Does it have something to do with the way Tom got his friends to whitewash the fence for him?February 26, 2019 12:30 am at 12:30 am #1685285
Despite the name, it doesn’t involve making people pay to work for you.February 26, 2019 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #1685863The AlterParticipant
Read Tom Sawyer while you still can. They are thinking of making it illegal because it can spread racism.February 26, 2019 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #1685875
You’re thinking of the sequel. Also, no.February 27, 2019 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #1686220Amil ZolaParticipant
Why bother? Why not just ask friends to help for a work party? It happens a lot where I come from and it helps build community.February 28, 2019 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #1687780MistykinsParticipant
Ive never heard of a Tom Sawyer party, but I’ve been to several- family members or friends who ask for help with painting/ landscaping/ moving. It’s easy if everyone does a little work, you get to chat with friends, and it’s nice to know that if you need help in the future, people will return the favor. That’s what community is all about. As a child, I belonged to a shul that had a cleaning day once a year. I remember the pride of looking at the windows and knowing that they were clean because of my work.
That being said, there are also groups that are required to do community service. I’ve seen Boy Scouts cleaning up and building structures for local parks/ libraries/ VFW halls. They aren’t paid for the work, the town looks a little nicer as a result. If you need work done in a public area, you can contact them.March 1, 2019 2:53 pm at 2:53 pm #1688185
But what’s even the point if you don’t crown someone the Paint King and have him or her wear a roll of painter’s tape as a crown?
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