4/10/2007

GRRRRR...People can be so rude!

I made more than 56 phone calls tonight, trying to beg parents to come and volunteer for tomorrow's high school track meet. I've sent out more than 5 neat, nice, polite e-mails this week, encouraging folks to come out and help make the meet a success! I have left funny messages, serious messages, and plain ol' boring messages on more than24 answering machines.
There are some people who think that giving a few hours to help the track teams merits them receiving an award for community service. I have more than 20 working positions open for the meet...and no one to fill them! ARRGH!!!

One woman said, "I can't help. I have to drive my son to soccer practice." I said, "Can you come after that? We really need help." Her reply, "Well, I'm pretty tired. I've been cleaning house all day and will finish mopping the kitchen tomorrow."

Ugh...I work full-time (usually 12 hours/day), feed 3 teenagers and nurse the needs of a fairly needy husband, take care of 3 big dogs, cook dinner, work in the garden, and STILL somehow manage to help our track team!!! I don't like some of the "busy" lazy women...

GRRRRRRR......

5 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by my blog and the good wishes. I've had a knee replacement by the way!

Did you manage to get the help you needed for the track meet?

The Carnivorous Hippy said...

You know what they say... If you need help, ask the busiest people. (or something like that.)
If I don't have rehearsal this evening, I can help when I finish today. Oh heck, if I have rehearsal, it doesn't begin until 7:30...so count me in!
Thing 1 is on the couch with a fever... I hope it goes away soon.

BoggyWoggy said...

CH...no way! You have 2 babies of your own to attend to...oops, make that 3...no, 4, if you include the hubb and the dog!

BoggyWoggy said...
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The Carnivorous Hippy said...

Those people who were mopping the floors sure missed out on some fun! Wow, they choose to miss their own kids event to have clean floors... It seems that their prioities are misplaced.

Thanks BW!
~ch