File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 77

Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2008 11:41:01 -0500
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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Why are people so mean?

Oh, Mark, I hear you! Yesterday, I got kind of mad because I was one of the
first ones to sign up for extended day ( a little extra money there) and I
didn't get picked. So I complained to the principal, and the teacher in
charge reluctantly put me on. I told them bluntly that if they were smart
they would give these kids enrichment afternoon activities such as puppetry
and how I had over 20 years teaching puppetry. She then said well maybe the
k-2 kids would like puppets. I promptly reminded her that the older kids
could really benefit from puppetry and that puppets weren't just for two
year olds. 

Then she said maybe some of these puppeteers could VOLUNTEER at our school.
I reminded her how she didn't volunteer but got a paycheck......geez, so do
puppeteers!!! They deserve a paycheck too!!

Made me a bit angry.....

Mary H. 

On 11/7/08 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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