Yeah, you heard me correctly. You can’t do anything nice anymore.
Don’t try to or everyone will jump on your case.
Offer to buy someone a beer and they will ask why not a mixed drink.
Offer them a ride and they will complain about the cleanliness of your car.
Offer them a bite of your burger and they will complain that you opted for onions and they don’t like onions.
These may sound like some of my various blind dates over the years but if you have listened to anything being said of the Ironpig’s organization the past two weeks.. this is a familiar tune.
I’m going to say it. I’m pissed. Yes.. no $$ signs in place of the S’s… I AM PISSED. (Children, avert your eyes)
Now, by no means, have these people done everything right. They have made mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes.
The trash talking and crap I have seen, read and/or heard the past week is ridiculous.
Today was no exception. If you missed it, today was the rescheduled Pigapalooza event.
There was a huge crowd. HUGE. Everywhere I looked I saw schedules plastered with times and locations. The PA announcer was constantly reminding folks of these key bits of information.
45 minutes were allocated for each autograph session. 45 minutes. Do you really think 10,000 people could get an autograph in that time frame? No. Would these people be willing to sign for more than 45 minutes. Most likely not.
So the complaints begin. Yes, linecutting happens. Where were you when it happened? Did you stand there silently or did you remind the offending person that there was a line?
“Hey buddy,, the line starts back here”
Did you inform an usher of line cutting?
“Sir… those people just cut in line”
Did you? I don’t think you did.
Why,,, Why do these same folks complain.
“This was the worst day of my life”
“I can’t believe how horrible these people are”
“My children were so upset!”
Maybe their parents could set a better example. Possibly they could learn a lesson that they don’t always get what they want. Perhaps it is a lesson in futility that even though you aren’t happy.. you can find solace in the fact that others are.
Enough about those complainers. You can walk away and never spend another dime at Coca Cola Park. Good for you. I hope you enjoy driving to Philadelphia to attend a ballgame.
So what happens now? What happens when someone does something good for you and you piss and moan about every little aspect of it? You guessed it… they don’t make that offer again.
I would not blame this organization (I say organization because the team office has just about nothing to do with the team) if they did not seek out big events for the Lehigh Valley. I would not blame them at all.
Want another big concert like the Willie Nelson, Mellancamp and Dylan concert last summer? They will think twice about it.
You think the league just hands out big events like the All Star game? This was a competition and the community earned it!
Go ahead Lehigh Valley.. ruin this. Go ahead.. keep complaining. This is the first truly successful sports franchise in the area in over 40 years and now the complaining starts.
Oh.. wait.. You PAID good money to attend? Yeah, so did 10,000 other people. There is always someone who gets slighted.
Make the most of it.. have fun. Have fun. HAVE FUN!
To the Ironpigs… If you try to make everyone happy, you will succeed in making no one happy.
Keep up the good work!
On another note, before I left for Pigapalooza, I stopped by the ALS fund raising event at Patriots park for Donna’s Dugout. I was there early and there were auctions and raffles and contests. Not to mention two softball games where you could attend at no cost. There were refreshments and no shortage of caring and friendly people. A great event for a great cause.
My only complaint.. that 10,000 people didn’t show up to this event.
That’s all I have to say about that.
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