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Why do some people suck?

Monday, August 26, 2013

This weekend was the end of the season tournament for my son's soccer team, I coach. Apparently at the last game my mother in law, daughter and my friend all got to listen to the parents of a boy on my team talk badly about me and more irritatingly, talk badly about my 8 year old son the whole game. I can take the criticism but to trash talk and 8 year old is just low class IMO.

I really wish I could say something to them but I am going to take the high road and just vent here instead.

My son plays his defense position well, is focused on the game and has a really good throw in. Your son daydreams on the field, asks to come off and has told me he doesn't want to play and that's not my fault.

And HELLO didn't you get the multiple e-mails about not being allowed to smoke near the field?! We are trying to set a good example for the children and sucking on cancer sticks is not a good example.

If you think you can do a better job coaching then you should volunteer to coach a team next year. Step up and put you money where your mouth is. Otherwise shut it!

There I feel a bit better now.

Have a happy Monday everyone,

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    The lung cancer stick thing caught my attention. I am VERY sensitive to cigarette smoke. I'm going into NYC this weekend, and I'm nearly positive that I will come home with a cough because of all of the smoke around.

    And when I cover my nose and mouth and start coughing, I get dirty looks. I'm told to mind my own buisiness- even though the concept of secondhand smoke MAKES it my business.

    I'm tired of not having a place to sit at Starbucks. The location we go to is quite frequently overcrowded, and the only seats are outside. Unfortunately, people like to hang out and smoke right outside the door, or they'll sit in the outdoor seating area and smoke. They completely ignore the signs that say that smoking is prohibited in the seating area and within 25 feet of the store.

    Because of them, we're stuck standing inside.

    And, of course, there's the smell coming inside the door when anyone goes in and out. Or the people who come inside reeking of smoke. (Like this group of people at dinner the other night who smelled SO badly that it ruined our dinner. It was horrible!)
    1662 days ago
    Thanks for all your hard work in coaching. And for being a positive role model. My 13 year old son played soccer for many different coaches. I am grateful for the time and energy they put into coaching. The skill levels of my son's coaches varied but I still appreciated all of their efforts. I realized I was not coaching at all. No skills in that area. THANK YOU for coaching.
    1712 days ago
    There is alway's at least one in every crowd. . . you did the right thing.
    1727 days ago
    Truly, taking the high road is the best course of action, but so, so frustrating. In most cases, when you talk to the OTHER parents you'll find that they share the same poor opinion of the trash talkers. CSKIES1 is right - you have to feel sorry for their poor little kid.

    1728 days ago
    Be proud that you stepped up to the challenge of coach.
    My hubby has coached for years and I've heard many bad things about him , this is why I don't sit with other parents find a place alone and enjoy my daughter's game.

    You're right if the parents don't like it volunteer or just be polite.
    Your relatives, should have been kinder to you as well it's the old if you have nothing nice to say than say nothing.
    Like you said you can't do anything about it, although you can send an email to all parents saying, that talking about players that are not your kids, is a form of bullying etc and see what happens from there, or ignore it like you are and take the high road.

    Like I said way to go and keep on coaching!!
    1728 days ago
    I agree....some parents just plain like to complain though!

    have to feel sorry for their kids!!

    1728 days ago
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