vern wrote: Susan Stec wrote:
In their defense, it gets pretty hectic out there sometimes.
Not sure that's a very good defense:
Caller ID, Judge #1: "Hello, Sol, sorry I'm running late. I'm taking a whiz, the only time I could squeeze in because of the hectic schedule I find myself in; but I will finish judging the finalists and give my vote within the next ___ days. Thanks so much for understanding and give my apologies to all the contestants. Gotta run, talk to you soon."
Caller ID, Judge #2: "Hello, Sol, I'm sitting on the can, the only time ... (ditto above conversation)
Disregard any bodily functions associated with #1 and #2 comments above; it happens. Take care. Vern
Actually, you're not far off. You'd have to be part of the playing field to understand the balance. It can be grueling. Some of my best marketing is done on the John. Hahahahaha. Sad but true. There are always priority lists. One human being can only do so much. And I am a firm believer in giving the benifit of doubt.
I have had people bitch about a child's actions out in a store, I now understand that child could be autistic. I hear bitching about these 3 very professional adults and have to wonder, could judge 1 have to not only support her family, but visit a sick parent in a hospital? Maybe Judge two lost her husband last week. What if judge 3 has 3 kids, a full time job, and she is sick herself. Truth is stranger than fiction, my friend. I know. I've had a hell of a year. And have missed deadlines, not because I'm a bitch, but I have a sister with dementia, and had to, singlehandedly move her 1500 miles to care for her, only to have to place her in foster care within the first year, all while trying to reach a progressional deadline. So, it is what it is, and it will all be settled when it's settled.