I received a question in my in-box this week:
Captain, I notice that the numbers you post on your website don’t always agree with what’s in the ‘News of the Realm’ that I get every week coming the gate. So which numbers are the correct ones?
I am absolutely shocked that anyone would ask this question. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that anyone actually read the ‘News of the Realm’.
I’m not even sure who in the office actually writes the newsletter, or where they get their information from, but I get my numbers from the people who actually count the tickets. Sometimes they are not done verifying the count before I leave for the day, and I have to correct my numbers a little when I get the updated info, but you can generally count on me being accurate.
Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters