Wednesday, March 27, 2013

There's One Born Every Minute

This evening, I attended a meeting to help plan the upcoming Eighth Grade Continuation ceremony and dance.

I just this week finished with my duties as chair of the Spring Luncheon and now I find myself in charge of several critical elements of yet another event; I have no words for how stupid that makes me.

Well, I guess stupid pretty much covers it, actually.

On the bright side, the rest of the 12 person committee is comprised of:
  • The mothers of 2 members of the Fearsome Foursome
  • 4 Porch Night regulars
  • 2 mothers with whom I socialize on Facebook

All told, I am socially comfortable with 8-out-of-11 of the women with whom I will be planning this event. The 3 remaining women on the committee include:
  • A woman whose daughter is new to the school and whom I have never met, but; who seems really nice and approachable.
  • A woman with whom I have a nodding acquaintance and whom I look forward to getting to know better.
  • The Dragon Lady of Petticoat Junction.

What? Dragon Lady, what? Yeah.

 I know her from long, long ago when her son played baseball on one of the Man-Cub's teams; I didn't like her then and I don't like her now.

What's not to like? Let's discuss:
  • She is argumentative.
  • She is disrespectful of any idea with which she disagrees.
  • She is unwilling to volunteer for duties required of the committee.
  • She speaks disrespectfully of the teachers and administration at the school.
  • She makes a point of letting us know that she has money and she isn't afraid to tell us exactly how much she is willing to throw at a problem to ensure that she doesn't actually have to, you know, do any work or anything.
  • She expects us all to treat her as if her shit is odorless and diamond-encrusted. For the record? Not happening.
So, yes, Dragon Lady of Petticoat Junction. I suppose her only saving grace is the fact that, like the rest of us, she was enough of a sucker to volunteer to be on the committee.

There really is one born every minute.


  1. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Totally made up but believable stat: 20% of the people do 80% of the work. You are clearly in the 20%. Not that it's a bad thing. But dontcha hate it when you're a a meeting and there's an announcement about needing volunteers for XX project and there's nothing but silence for the next minute? Then, without you even knowing it, some words fall out of your mouth and before you know it you're the freakin' chairman for XX project? Yeah - never happened to me either.

  2. Ha, ha, ha! That is EXACTLY how it happens.