File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 74

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Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 09:32:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?

Hi All;
    Thanks Mathuieu, Ken & Liz for your comments it does make me fell 
better. As for Liz's question about which state we were in, we were in 
Massachusetts, so we were very suprised.
    As for our reaction to the e-mail we did what we always do, we thanked 
the sponser for her comments, said we would take it under advisement, told 
her that we would still love to come back and we hope to here from her 
again. And also that to us the kids had a wonderful time, they got excited 
about puppetry and they were a great audience. Anyway it seemed to work 
since they do want us back.
    Mostly I think that there was no direct conversation between the school 
and the PTA about our program. The school never got our study guides, never 
prepared for our visit and some of the teachers just didn't want to change 
their schedule. This type of confusion does seem to happen more and more in 
states wher the PTA hires you and not the school.
    Well again thanks everyone for your comments .

The puppet people

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elizabeth Freeman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?

> Maybe many of the teachers had been up to 12:30 am like me watching
> so getting up to go to school at all was a chore.
> Or were you in a  red state?   Our school faculty was tired but happy.
> No excuse for rudeness.
> liz in MA
> On Nov 7, 2008, at 10:33 PM, Puppet People wrote:
> Hi All;
>     Sorry but I have to vent a little. We had a lousy day. We had a
> great
> show today but the audience was lousy (also a puppet lost his head in
> the
> middle of the show)  and when we got home we got a nasty e-mail from a
> school we performed at this week. What's up with people??????
>     To be more specific we did our show The Last Dragon , a show about
> dealing with prejudice & intolerance on Wednesday, the day aftyer the
> election. We are all happy that morning with the news of our new
> president
> but the feeling left when we got to the school. Teachers were grouchy
> and
> eyeing us like we had the plague. The Stage we were to perform was not
> cleared, no one seeme to know we were coming and the teachers acted
> like out
> show was wasting their time. But believe it or not the kids were
> great and
> we had 2 awesome shows.
>     So we were suprised that in the e-mail our sponser said that the
> teachers thought that the intolerant character played by our Wizard
> was "too
> intolerant" and that he said "bad words "like "nincompoop".
>     Why is that word suddenly bad??? I always thought of it as
> funny, it's
> not like after a show kids go around and threaten each other with
> that word.
> It's even used in a funny part of the show . Why do people think that a
> villian shouldn't act like a villian!!!!!
>     I'm sorry as I said I needed to vent it's just I'm tired of stupid
> people who come to a show just to rip it apart.
> Bye
> \Mark The Puppet people
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