we are hugelky lucky to have some of the volunteers/staff that we do... like pam
who has tremendous organizational skills. (and has been a short order cook inb her career...)
her occasional spectacular wisdom is lovely. " whatever the reason for anything, raising your voice at the person who signs your paycheck is a bad career move."-- brilliant !!!
if that gives me any insulation, i think i am pleased...
for instance.... yesterday we ( steve,tina and we met laura) took dogs ( moriah,charlie , lumin and eroy) to her school in hamilton- the kids were great-- and loved the dogs and pups... -- but therte was one.. child "A" ... there always is ...started to pick up a pup... and i asked her not to-- and she put it right down nicely... then later, the pups were behind me and i didn't see another kid pick up a pup--
so child A says to me " i thought you said we could not pick up the pups"..
and i.." i did"
child A " well how come you let her?"
this concept "well i caught you in an obvious lie which hurt my feelings and therefore you are not being fair and are a bad person"
i have to live with now and again...the fact that i -- for so many reasons- can not say what my reasons are, i have to sit by- bite my tongue and watch things get twisted to meet agendas that bewilder me.
fact twisting is an art perfected by child "A" and just a couple people around here.
it is awful.. and at times it hurts me-- and others.
bless all of you who are type "B thru Z"
for instance, i have to make a rule to accomodate the least capable person--( as in don't pick up the pups) so then no one can.
then we started th e purple shrirt bit - to id who could do what... and immediately we had how come i don't have a purple shirt...
sometimes i just plain did not get around to it... sometimes i don't konw if we have any-- and sometimes i worry that it would be misinterpretded to mean privlidges-- particlularly verbal-- like giving out sdp policies and opinions... i tried teh 500 hours rule and immediately got "why did the woman who washed the teepee get a purple shirt?" ( sound like child A???) i can tell you why.. she was given a job... a big job....... she went away cheerfully to do a great job on just that without branching out into giving guided tours.
i bet i have had at least a 1/2 dozen nasty emails pretaining to that concept and mentioning the teepee washing as proof that i broke the 500 hour rule and are not being fair.
now megan is having to figure out how to let some people walk dogs -- around here-- around town-- around teh mall and around a super market.... without hurting anyones feelings...
problem is... there are always child "A" types who's feellings are all set to be hurt...
well life isn't fair- get over it. we do not have time to untwist every rumor that goes thru facebook.
back to pam's variety of jobs....
i wonder who was collecting the odd jobs alot of us have had... starting with my satelite tracking, lic tug boat captain.and engineer/pastry chef who was on our first "board" it would be an impressive list ....
steve as come in with a beautiful cake-- which grace called breakfasts of champions.
it is the last day of his school for a while so tehy empty the icebox and our volunteers then chickens are the benefactora- apparently we have a huge quantity of salad, shreded potatos, cubed chicken adn sausages.
on top or the lamb chops i bought yestrday
we should survive