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Hollie Gonzalez December 04, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Hello readers, I was actually stopped in Market Basket tonight and asked about my blog. To the woman who stopped me, Thank you for your nice comments, you were really sweet. Here is the email for the Wreath Lady one more time. marianne0103@hotmail.com
kris k December 04, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Hi Hollie, I agree with the lady about the basketball at the high school. I was saddened to see an old couple, obviously grandparents, tell their grandson that would wait for him after the game on the picnic table in the cafeteria area because they could not stand the whole time. The little boy was obviously upset, and the boys father was mad. I was curious to see what they were talking about, so I went over to the courts. They have the gym seperated into three courts. Their grandson was playing on court 2, which happens to be the middle court. And lo and behold, there was no where for them to sit and enjoy this beloved past time. You had to go up a giant flight of stairs and watch from above. There was no way the old couple was going up those stairs. I felt so bad. What the heck does the basketball league think of this? Obviously nothing because this was so terrible. How come no one thought of this? What do you think of this? and PS, I was not there for basketball, I was there for the play, but missed the beginning because I couldn't believe how sad this was.
Michael Iannacci December 04, 2012 at 01:47 PM
"What the heck does the basketball league think of this? Obviously nothing because this was so terrible. How come no one thought of this?" Now why would you make such a baseless and arbitrary statement such as this? Truly remarkable. Actually, now that the basketball league has been made aware of such cases, it is working to schedule games for these families on court 1 and court 3 so the parents/grandparents that have difficulty with the stairs can remain on the gym level to watch their son or grandson play. TBBL had nothing to do with the design of the gym. It is less than ideal and an unfortunate design limitation in gym, but it is what we all need to deal with. Because of limited gym time, three simultaneous games need to be played in order to accommodate all teams. As soon as our scheduler found out about this he sprang into action to remedy it. He also attempted to find out if there were other such cases that we should be aware of. To blame a league made up of volunteers for the design of a gym and/or not knowing about a particular family's issue ahead of time is unfortunate at best.
Italian Mama December 04, 2012 at 01:56 PM
My understanding is if they made the gym any bigger it would be considered something like an athletic complex and they wouldnt get funding. I found out about this at my daughters first practice for basketball at the H.S. Obviously the league has nothing to do with this. Our children have no where else to go! I have a feeling there will be more various issues coming up. However, I do think its a beautiful buidling despite some design flaws.
Hollie Gonzalez December 04, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Hello Kris, and Michael, Although I agree with the inconvenience of the "seating arrangement", I have to say what I said in my blog from last week which was that I hope someone from the league sees the blog. Which as far as I can tell they did. I think it wasn't overlooked, I just think it wasn't thought of until the games actually started to be played in the high school. Michael is right about the volunteers. My son has been in the program for three years now, and without those volunteers, no one would be playing. They do a great job. It is not their fault, and like I said before to someone last week, you have to make your concerns known in order for something to be done. It is not the volunteers fault at all. They do a great job. The league is working with what they have, and have to squeeze in so many kids and so many games is hard for any sport. The High School is new and I will call it a "work in progress". Don't get me wrong, however, I do feel bad for the grandparents who couldn't watch the game, and I hope they will be accomodated in the future and I hope the kids father let the coach know. On another note, the new H.S is really nice, and we should be happy that our kids don't have to worry about flooded halls, and leaky roofs anymore.
commentkid December 04, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Hi hollie, how do you approach a really rude parent at a childs gymnastics class? She always talks on her cell outloud, and never even watches her daughter. Her daughter is always looking over to the parents on the side to see if her mother is watching and she never is, I feel bad. She acts like she is bothered to even be there, and frankly she is bothering me.
Hollie Gonzalez December 05, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Hello comment kid, This is what I would do. I would first say something to the instructor. I would let them know that this woman is distracting the other parents, and ask them if they could make an announcement that cell phone use is not allowed in the facility or in that particular area. Then I would do exactly this, and it works really good if two or more parents are involved. Next time she is on the phone, stare at her. Yup, stare at her. Then comment on her conversation. For example, if she is talking about the spreadsheet she was working on, say something like "wow, really a spreadsheet"..then interrupt her and say "Excuse me, your conversation is really distracting us, do you think you could wait till after your adorable daughter finishes?". I mean call her out. Let her know that she is being rude. Unfortunately some people these days have their priorities backwards. Good Luck.
Mike T December 05, 2012 at 08:36 PM
tell the mother she is a jerk for not watching her kid. Why even waste your time if you are just going to make yourself look like a fool? We had someone like that at soccer, and he missed his sons goal. The son was so proud, and the father was up against a fence talking on his phone. it is so sad when parents are oblivious to the little things in life. Holly is right, call her out on it!
JEDI ONE December 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Hi Hollie, I caught my neighbor in a blatant lie. A new family moved into our neighborhood, and came over to intruduce themselves. She said she already met another of my neighbors, she called him " the State Trooper". We don't have any State Troopers in our hood. I asked her who she was referring to and she pointed to a house a few doors down. She said he told her he was a trooper! I didn't tell her otherwise though. I feel like I should have. He is a liar! He is not a trooper, he works in a warehouse. The guy is obsessed with them and now he is telling people he is one? I knew the guy was a jerk, but this? Why lie? did he not think anyone was going to find out? I mentioned this to another friend on my street, and she said he told her he was too years ago, then she asked him how come he is never in uniform or has a cruiser, and he said he is unmarked! She knew he was lying too. Should we say something to him? to the new neighbor? The guy has a big mouth and always tries to police the street, I can't stand him regardless, but even more so now that I know what he tells people.
another one December 06, 2012 at 09:38 PM
holy cow! I know who you are talking about! I bet I live on the same street! Tall guy? omg...the guy is a liar... I would tell the new couple he is lying.
Melissa Gleaton December 06, 2012 at 10:13 PM
hmm... I think I may know where this is too... it was a bit of discussion online about a year ago.
Hollie Gonzalez December 07, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Wow!, That is pretty creepy. I don't know what to really say. I think that anyone who impersonates someone else has issues, nevermind impersonating a cop, and I believe that is illegal. I would tell the new neighbor the truth. What if something happens and she goes to him for help? What if someone was having a heart attack and she ran to him instead of calling 911? This guy has obviously some serious issues. He could be one of those psychos you see on TV. I don't know why people do things like that, but I hope you tell the neighbor the truth. And I would steer clear of him. You might want to even alert the real cops.
danny December 07, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Wow...
danny December 07, 2012 at 04:15 AM
All I can say is Wow too! Does this jerk drive a pick up truck? I think I know him too! Are we talking about a street named after a state?
ON THE BLOCK December 07, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I think a guy told me this at the Trahan this year. He was tall and told me he was a trooper. I didn't believe him, but he did have a State police sweatshirt on.
holiday December 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I know the guy...I can't believe he still tells people this. What an idiot. He has been doing this for a while..and his wife goes along with it..shame
holiday December 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Hi Hollie, what do you think is the best way to ask out a man in my sons karate class? He is a single dad, and I a single mom...we laugh alot during the class and I would like to go somewhere adult with him..no kids,,thanks

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