Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Not comfortable????

So at the last RM meeting of the year tonite, one of the Moms made a suggestion for next year's welcome meeting.

The welcome meeting is usually in August and incoming Freshman Moms are invited to come and see what RMs are all about...

I remember my first RM meeting three years ago...
Phillipia: So where are all the dads?
RM: Dads go to Boosters
Phillipia: I thought Boosters was Athletic Boosters....
RM: Yeah....
Phillipia: So what about the Dads whose kids are not athletic?
RM: Welcome to RMs. Let's get on with the meeting...(that's RM code for"This is how its done - we are not changing anything - shut up bitch.")
Phillipia: OK then...but this is war...I want dads here...

But I digress...

So this cool RM thought it would be a good idea if our welcome meeting was a little more welcoming...
CRM: I think we should have it at someone's house - more like a bbq or picnic ...
RM:Are you offering your house?
CRM: Well, yeah, I was...
RM: That will never work. (That's RM code for "She actually said yes; shit I thought that suggesting her house would end it.")
CRM:But I have a tiki bar...
RM:Freshman Moms feel uncomfortable going to someone's house they do not know. We will just have it here same as always.
I am sitting there not able to control myself...
Phillipia: You have a tiki bar? I vote for her house! Count me in. But I think we better check it out first...several times. I think the Moms will feel comfortable if we make sure the bar works good.
RM: We'll think about it, but not this year...
Say what??? What incoming freshman Mom would not feel comfortable having a welcoming drink to better be able to deal with the RM "this is the things the way they always were...so we are not changing..." attitude???

It sure would have helped me:)

3 comments:

Haley said...

Why is there always one in every meeting that runs things like that? They are always giving out that - I'm sorry but this is the way we always run things - what bullshit! Just this past year I was involved with a fundraiser for my son's school. I volunteered to chair the event with one of my good friends in order to make an excuse to spend time together. Anyway, we brought in a bunch of fresh ideas that were not well received by the previous chairman. All we heard that night was how we were going to ruin the event and lose all the people who would normally attend. Undaunted, we did it our way and packed the house. After all was said and done, we had raised more than three times the amount that was raised the previous year. We now accept all new suggestions and figure if someone has the passion- they will make things work.

LiLu said...

TIKI BAR!!! Can't you all take a vote and overrule her or something? That is some BS!

Winky Twinky said...

Did someone say tiki bar?? Let's start our own mom's club and go there...