Saturday, September 15, 2007


Drove and hour and a half last night to the soccer tournament location, spent the night in a hotel, got up early this morning to make it to the tournament by 8:30 a.m. We ran about 15 minutes late, but at least we made it. Game didn't start until 9:15 so we were still good.

EXCEPT N is not getting to play in the tournament. Unbeknownst to N, W or me N was moved from the club's red team to the blue team. Now being moved to the other team is a little annoying, but nothing that we can't live with. What is absolutely unequivably not acceptable is that we learned nothing of this until we showed up at the tournament. The coach didn't even apologize or anything. I just don't get it. N is devastated and W and I are both pissed off. Now we have no games this weekend but have to attend a different tournament next weekend even farther from home.

Club rules state that problems are to be addressed no sooner than 24 hours after the problem occurs to allow all parties to calm down. That's probably a darned good rule because I guarantee you that emotions are running high right now. I don't believe I could have a good rational discussion of this right now.

Sometimes life just ain't fair, and today is one of those days. Oh, and the cherry on top of the sundae is that my period arrived with a vengence this morning, not that it was unexpected just annoying.


Serenity said...

Yet another reason i am so glad my kids are not into team sports! I also would be glad for the 24 hour waiting period because someone would be getting an earful, the whole situation is quite unacceptable. Sheesh, eh? :)

Stinkypaw said...

Now that really sucks!
It is totally being disrespectful of you - they should at least have had the courtesy to let you know PRIOR to the event and the politeness to apologize... I hope that even after 24 hours, you'll give it to them!

D said...

Boy I love your American politics. When did common sense and human decency get thrown out with the bath water ? For goodness sake think of the children it makes me so mad.

Trueself said...

Serenity & SP - The 24 hour rule saved me from myself I do believe. The extra time allowed me to really come up with a very reasoned and rational approach to the situation.

D - When the Republicans took over. LOL