Originally Posted by THe_Silencer
These are really bad examples. All of events you mentioned have severe consequences for being missed and many can be rescheduled w/o too many issues. If you miss any of these dates you could end up fined, jailed, missing your vacation, failing a course, not getting a job, or being castrated. Airsoft is a game and missing one should NOT be compared to far more important events in life. A more accurate comparison is missing a LAN party. Sure the host will be sad if not many people show but you're only there to play a game people.
I couldn't agree with you more, Silencer.
If someone is going to be as unreasonable about this as the OP, I'd rather not attend their games in the first place.