The Georgia Bulldogs suck because....

The Georgia Bulldogs suck because....

     We've been moonlighting at the #in-laws since Wednesday because my father-in-law had a heart attack. He's scheduled for a triple-bypass Tuesday so in the mean time my wife and her mom have been rotating hospital stays until his surgery. To add to the stress, my wife's grandmother also passed 3-weeks ago and that whole "grief process" I was talking about in my last post hasn't fully transpired. Yes, prayers are appreciated but here's the reason for this post...
    
     In an effort to relieve the ever-building stress and the children's bewilderment as to why we've been here for four days and their grandfather hasn't I attempted to take the children to the pool at the #ValdostaYMCA. We are members at our own amazing +Campo YMCA and couldn't wait to see the one here in #Valdosta. According to local critics, ages 4-10, under 5 feet tall, and related to me, it is hailed as the "#Acropolis of our time". Little did I know that even as members of the #YMCA we would still be charged $2.50 per person to attend. Just real quick that's $15 to splash in the pool for maybe an hour. But wait! There's more! If you didn't know, it was Saturday and the +Georgia Bulldogs were playing which meant that, and I quote, "they had a lot of lifeguards that were scheduled but didn't come in today so they couldn't open the kiddie pool area."
    
     Let me sum this up for you REEEEEAAL good. Everyone's stressed out, it's gorgeous weather outside, I promised my kids I'd take them to the pool even though it's only open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-6, and when I finally DO make it there the kiddie pool area that was supposed to be staffed with lifeguards WASN'T because??? Well, after the girl got off of her personal phone call long enough to see what I was hovering around her counter for I explained in great detail my predicament and plan. After her 'lifeguards didn't feel like working' excuse (my paraphrase) I said I'd be glad to call them at home; she thought I was joking. She was nice enough to recommend +Wild Adventures Theme Park. Then again, maybe if she had noticed the face I made at the thought of paying $15 for the #YMCA perhaps she shouldn't have recommended a $30 per person theme park. Just a thought...

     After packing my family back into the truck to drive 45 minutes back to the place whence we came my four year old melted down. I'm mean even his tears had tears. I got tired, I decided to post this for all to see. You see, when you take a "sick day" or don't "feel" like going in to work it affects others. It affects the world around you when you don't do your part and uphold your end of the bargain. In this specific instance the lifeguards that didn't care to show up probably did it (and I say this with 99% assurance considering where I'm at on South Georgia) so that they could watch the +Georgia Bulldogs game. If they were +Alabama Crimson Tide fans then you could be guaranteed a "win" at least, especially if you're playing +Colorado State University #CSUvsBama
This, of course, sends me over the edge and short of holding a lifeguard under water until

     There are a few people in life that you don't want to call-in sick; your doctor, the ambulance driver, the fire department, police, and anyone that has any affect on your general happiness. Tell me I'm wrong... There are even fewer people who's children you'd want to disappoint. I am one of them.
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