Madrid HHH

Hash Commandments

1. Obey the GM
2. Pay your dues
3. Call the trail
4. No spillage of the Golden Fluid
5. No calling on a short cut
6. No cropping
7. No fouling the trail
8. No in / out trail confusion
9. No alternative means of transport
10. No chariots in sight of a checkpoint
11. Hash gear WILL be worn
12. Hash mugs WILL be used

The rest of the “Dirty Thirty” which the RA may or may not apply depending on how he feels on the day – or how (or who) he felt the previous night….. whichever!
13. When the GM is wrong, Commandment 1 above applies.
14. The RA is always right except when Commandment 1 applies and there shall be no defence.
15. The RA checks on proper behaviour before, during and between runs. It is left to the RA’s discretion as to whether he/she will ignore any transgression, give a private reprimand or make a charge. If a charge is made a penalty will automatically follow.
16. The penalty for any transgression is one down-down, except when the charge is severe, when a penalty with shame shall apply. A penalty with shame is a down-down taken kneeling down (or on ice if any is available) or in whichever position the RA shall choose. (Including missionary? – Ed)
17. Beer is to be drunk when down-downing or poured over your own head. Excessive waste may result in a second down-down with shame.
18. No Whingers.
19. Anyone having knowledge of a transgression by a fellow Hasher may make a charge during the down-downs. A charge will always result in a penalty for either the accused, the accuser, or both, at the discretion of the RA. Charges from the pack can be defended, but poor defence will result in a penalty with shame (see 16 above).
20. Intelligence is neither required or appreciated on the Hash. Thinking on the run is a punishable offence.
21. Short-cutting is allowed. Being caught short cutting is a serious offence. A short-cutter will be known as an SCB (Short Cutting Bastard).
22. At more or less regular intervals, every Hasher will be asked to set a run. Since being a Hare is a great honour, refusals are neither expected nor accepted. If the run is passably good, the Hares will be awarded a down-down. If the run or anything about the run is considered to be below standard for GH3, the Hares may face the great honour of the Hash-Shit (see 23 below).
23. Extreme violators will be awarded the Hash-Shit T-shirt which is to be worn next to the skin. The offender must wear the Hash-Shit T-shirt to every run, until somebody else is awarded the Hash-Shit.
24. Every Hasher will, sooner or later, be given a Hash Name. They will subsequently be known only by this Hash Name. Failure to observe this point will result in a charge.
25. The Hash has Internationally accepted forms of communication on the run:- When ON flour shout ‘On-On’. When Checking shout ‘Checking’. When calling someone back to the correct trail shout ‘On Back’. All calling must be at an appropriately high decibel level. Failure to comply will result in a charge under Commandment 3 or point 16 above. Hashers caught shouting ‘On-On’ when not in sight of flour will be charged with misleading the Hash.
26. All Hashers should be strongly committed to the Hash and attend gatherings whenever possible. Irregular attendance will be noticed and charged. (i.e. two consecutive absences).
27. The Hash is a non-competitive run through the local countryside in order to encourage a thirst for beer that should already exist. Aggressive running is totally banned and is a punishable offence. Aggressive runners will be called FRB’s (Front Running Bastards). Persistent FRB’s may be awarded a down-down prior to a run to curb their enthusiasm.
28. Stationary checking or refusal to check when so required by the RA will undoubtedly result in a charge.
29. The guidelines are not comprehensive and therefore point 30 applies.
30. The GM can add, delete or change, any point, at any time. No public announcement will be deemed necessary, however transgressions will still result in a charge.

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