Just a fair warning, today is a vent post.
Mr. BFS is a sports official. Specifically right now, he’s a varsity football official. To do varsity football, you have to be on a crew – 5 set officials and their 6th man. Mr. BFS has been on the same crew for 4 years – this is the beginning of their 5th season. You’d think after 4+ years, they’d have worked out the kinks, right? Nope.
Everybody has some issues, and these 6 guys are no different. But I am not even on the darn crew and two of them have severely pissed me off. They’ve had a come-to-Jesus meeting with one of them, and they swear they will start showing up on time, every time and helping the overall progress of the crew. But another guy just made me go “What the hell?!” this past Sunday.
Crossing the Line
Long story made somewhat shorter, everyone on an officiating crew has to take a certification renewal test of sorts every year. One of the crew members, we’ll call him Mr. Poopy Pants (Mr. PP) for short, couldn’t make the annual crew meeting this year. That’s when the crew sits down and takes the test together just to get it out of the way (yes, that is totally okay according to the rules).
I don’t care that he missed the meeting. But I care greatly that my husband and the rest of the crew were placed between a rock and hard place because Mr. PP couldn’t find the time to take this stupid test anytime in the last 2 MONTHS!
Understand that if he didn’t take this test by today, my husband’s whole crew would have to forfeit all 12 of their varsity games since they would be technically ineligible as a crew. How freaking selfish is that?!
Oh, and do you want to hear about the icing on the cake? Mr. PP couldn’t be bothered to take this football test for 2+ months. But he totally completed the one for volleyball…the one that no one else relies on. Dick.
Last Part of the Vent
The test has been taken and the crisis has been averted, but they better not let me near Mr. PP for a while.
I think that procrastination is human. I also think that lazy is okay once in a while. BUT, how do become an adult so damn selfish that you’d risk $1200+ each for 5 other people? I mean, frickin’ grow up! Adulthood may not be as care-free as childhood, but there are lots of benefits.
The trick is that you are in charge of yourself…that’s a lot of power. You get to determine how the world sees you. You get to listen to the lazy, whiny, childish parts of your brain AND THEN you get to determine whether to share that stuff with the world or not. I’m a sharer, but thankfully, even my whiny parts will take care of my necessary business (while really, really complaining).
BUT if you are a selfish, careless, twit…maybe you should just keep it to yourself. Act like you give a shit, do what you have to do, and move on with your life.
Okay, end rant. Thanks for letting me vent.