Saturday, May 06, 2006

Fairness

Well I'm going to mention it because I think it's just wrong how we were treated. Then it will be done! Hannah and I pulled out of the race we were in simply because we couldn't meet the deadline of Challenge #3, we can't stop our lives for this type of thing. But man did it get ugly on the board and we are both rather relieved we don't have to deal with the 'finger pointing' nature of some people. I don't think there is a problem with being fair. We brought up some valid points about us playing and making it fair for us to play. Not COMPLAING and not WHINING (as some implied) but rather points maybe the coordinators did not think about. However, a group of members found it necessary to point fingers at us as being 'the complainers or whiners'. Whatever, that is not what was happening. No one viewed it the same as us simply because we weren't the norm and we questioned certain things. People need to chill out, stop taking things literally and just relax. All we ever wanted was for things to be fair and on a level playing field and if that wasn't possible then we wouldn't have signed up nor should international people be allowed to play. I wonder how some would feel if they were starting a marathon and ran 5 miles to finish the winner but were told they needed to wear a red shirt so they are disqualified or that everyone gets to start at this time but you need to wait 12 hours to start. Obviously we were one team and they don't want things questioned or understood. But some of the work for this race is only being done for the purposes of this race and you can tell. But I digress as you can't change some people. If you can't question the rules about fairness then it's only because it works in your favor and you don't want to upset that. Build a bridge people and get over it!

3 Comments:

Blogger Hannah said...

Amen, sister!
Can you believe there are still people posting about on the MB, saying "why can't we just stop talking about it and move on?" .... um, hello? We moved on 3 days ago, LOL!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hi guys
wow... the intrigue! I'm gobsmacked about the behaviour of some people on internet forums. As you say, they should build a bridge and get over it ; )
So what happened exactly? I tried to follow what was going on on that websites forum, but couldn't make head nor tail of it. It kinda takes the fun out of the whole exercise, don't you think? I'm sure your comments were constructive... but some people must have been feeling a bit insecure and threatened by both of your scrapbooking-whizz-i-ness that they had to spoil it for everyone ; )
And I was gobsmacked that one of the contenders wrote something nasty on another members husbands blog.... goodness me!

7:17 PM  
Blogger nzmommy said...

Rachel - that was my blog! Can you believe it???? They deleted the comment promptly but that was the only way they could message me as private message would have let straight to them!

7:21 PM  

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