13 March, 2006


One of the ladies I work with got a call tonight that needed to be transferred to 911. It was for a cheerleader who broke her foot. I looked at her and asked, "you didn't laugh on the phone, did you?" which actually made her laugh. She never laughs.

It's official: Cheerleaders are almost universally loathed. (no offense, Janette! lol)

And so, we got to wondering how this young lady happened to break her foot at 1:30 in the morning at her hotel. Possibly by cheering? Funny... I thought that the finals of the competition ended tonight around 11 pm. Maybe she should've been in bed. Or participating in a nice quiet activity instead of doing back handsprings on the cement.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not glad that she got hurt. I don't wish pain and suffering on anyone. I'm not even saying that she got what she deserved. Maybe she fell out of bed and that's how she broke her foot.

I am, however, going to say flat-out that cheer chaperones are lacking in common sense. The chaperone in the room had one of the other children to call 911 rather than calling herself. Because a child is definitely the one most likely to be able to give the dispatcher the information needed during the call. Right?



Janette said...

WHERE do you keep getting the idea that I was a cheerleader??? Do you remember that the first night we met you asked me if I was a cheerleader? Really, what kind of question is that to ask someone? It's insulting, really! I loathe cheerleaders as much as the next person. No, probably more than the next person. I have an inherent dislike of cheering in any shape, form or fashion.

Is it the hair? C'mon tell me. I KNOW it's not my bubbly personality. It certainly can't be my physical grace. I HAVE NEVER been accused of being perky so I know that's not it.

I do admit that the cheerleaders tried to recruit me one year but I think that was just because I'm small and I look like I'd be easy to throw. Or maybe like someone you wouldn't mind standing on your shoulders. But I AM NOT cheerleader material and it disturbs me that you think of me that way.

Next thing I know I'll find out that you think that I'm the kind of person who would have been in the flag corps.

Scott said...

HAHAHAHA, Janette, you may have just opened a can of worms on the Flag Corps comment.... tee hee... I shall wait and watch now.....

The ParkHopper said...

I'm going to let the Flag comment die... since I don't personally own any pictures that I can post of me twirling a flag in my orange sequined monstrosity of a uniform.

The cheerleader thing was actually a joke referencing the first time we met when I actually did think that. It wasn't meant as an insult... so much as an insulting joke. :o)

Janette said...

Okay, okay, you got me. We'll consider it even.

Orange sequins, huh? ;p