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13 March, 2006

Ouch!

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?

gah!

4 comments:

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