I'm responsible for the details of a regional Shakespeare Competition
My friend who's writing True Crime asked me to take over
I'm not saying that was a crime (am I?)
I lost my temper
the very point I'm working on conscientiously
Some people are simply impossible
Maybe I'm one of them
But I detest being lied to
& I especially detest being treated like an idiot
I only hope the student
whose teacher let her/him down
by not taking care of the necessary details
will be there, after all, will be the Dark Horse, The One
that stuns us all with a divine performance
I'm cautiously optimistic
although I know that people follow a pattern
& once unreasonable, twice unreasonable,
very likely to be tertiarially, undeniably, certifiably
Very likely all this will settle itself
& the Greater Good will be served
by the structure
This thing is not Open Mic
It has procedures designed to ensure equitable opportunity
because it is a brilliant opportunity
for the brilliant winner,
but these are very young people who depend upon grown-ups
to be grown-ups & own up to their responsibilities...
If it makes you feel better to blame me, go ahead.
Just do this & that & come on to the show.
Let's hope the show goes on with the unknown contestant
& becomes perfect.
I can see it both ways
& it's still a good thing.