May. 16th, 2009

danagryphon: (Discourse Hand)
Just got back from E's game this evening, and my first real experience with obnoxious parents from another town. E's team was the home team hosting a team from Ayer (the next town over). Last week, when he was with Himself, they played a different Ayer team, in Ayer. Himself says that they have quite the sports complex in Ayer, very state of the art. Littleton, not so much.

So, these parents from Ayer, having this state of the art sports complex, evidently expect everyone to have one. First, many of them were complaining because they had not thought to bring chairs for our field that doesn't have bleachers, because of course, all fields should have bleachers. Ok, I don't care where I'm going for a kid's sporting event, I bring a chair. If I don't need it, it stays in the car. But it's pretty dumb not to bring one just in case.

Next, this particular field does not have sanitary facilities. It's actually the only field in town that does *not* have at least one port-a-potty. And there *is* one nearby, you just have a 5 minute walk to the other end of the adjacent football field to get to it. So most of the boys (being boys), duck into the adjacent woods to answer nature's call. Well, of course, this was another source of griping. One woman (who I took an instant dislike to as soon as she opened her mouth) speculated louded what Littleton does with their tax money, that they can't afford a port-a-john for the field. Well, sister, maybe it's because we just build 2 new schools, and are planning on rebuilding the last old one starting next year. I've seen the condition of Ayer schools. They obviously consider a state of the art sports facility more important that state of the art schools.

Then, the boys on our team were getting a little rambuncious (ok, they were obnoxious, but only to each other). When the coach didn't handle the situation to her satisfaction, this same woman had several loud comments yet again about how the situation *should* have been handled, and impuned the character of *all* the boys (even though the problems were only being caused by 2-3 of them) as well as the coaches. Unbelievable.

I was beginning to feel like a Red Sox fan at Yankee Stadium (for some reason, all the Ayer parents congregated right behind the Littleton team bench, where B and I were sitting before any of them had arrived). However, I also had the vindication of our boys winning, 8-7. Bwahahahahaha.

Thank gods our boys don't play their team again. Meanwhile, E's team is 4-1.
danagryphon: (Discourse Hand)
Just got back from E's game this evening, and my first real experience with obnoxious parents from another town. E's team was the home team hosting a team from Ayer (the next town over). Last week, when he was with Himself, they played a different Ayer team, in Ayer. Himself says that they have quite the sports complex in Ayer, very state of the art. Littleton, not so much.

So, these parents from Ayer, having this state of the art sports complex, evidently expect everyone to have one. First, many of them were complaining because they had not thought to bring chairs for our field that doesn't have bleachers, because of course, all fields should have bleachers. Ok, I don't care where I'm going for a kid's sporting event, I bring a chair. If I don't need it, it stays in the car. But it's pretty dumb not to bring one just in case.

Next, this particular field does not have sanitary facilities. It's actually the only field in town that does *not* have at least one port-a-potty. And there *is* one nearby, you just have a 5 minute walk to the other end of the adjacent football field to get to it. So most of the boys (being boys), duck into the adjacent woods to answer nature's call. Well, of course, this was another source of griping. One woman (who I took an instant dislike to as soon as she opened her mouth) speculated louded what Littleton does with their tax money, that they can't afford a port-a-john for the field. Well, sister, maybe it's because we just build 2 new schools, and are planning on rebuilding the last old one starting next year. I've seen the condition of Ayer schools. They obviously consider a state of the art sports facility more important that state of the art schools.

Then, the boys on our team were getting a little rambuncious (ok, they were obnoxious, but only to each other). When the coach didn't handle the situation to her satisfaction, this same woman had several loud comments yet again about how the situation *should* have been handled, and impuned the character of *all* the boys (even though the problems were only being caused by 2-3 of them) as well as the coaches. Unbelievable.

I was beginning to feel like a Red Sox fan at Yankee Stadium (for some reason, all the Ayer parents congregated right behind the Littleton team bench, where B and I were sitting before any of them had arrived). However, I also had the vindication of our boys winning, 8-7. Bwahahahahaha.

Thank gods our boys don't play their team again. Meanwhile, E's team is 4-1.

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