Monday, February 06, 2006

"no good deed...

...goes unpunished" - Clare Booth Luce

That's what "the Scholar" said about this past weekend. He and I and Robbie ("the Saint") volunteered to teach a special Basic Rider Course for our employer (MSCV). It seems some of our friends were interested in becoming RiderCoaches (like us) and they needed to take the BRC first. We volunteered to teach them. Turns out most of them had prior commitments and had to back out. The company sold the other seats to "flesh" out the class. And of course Fwed wanted to pay us (nice thought actually). So we ended up teaching a whole class so we had to be there all day and the weather wasn't ideal. Well, hell... it IS February in Virginia.

Saturday was WET. I mean it POURED on us, but it was reasonably warm so, all in all, not too bad. But yesterday was cold! Not just cold... Fuckin' Cold!

We finished after sundown in the cold, feet hurtin', exhausted...
You know, I'm glad it's over... but I'm glad we did it! The students had a good time, we've gotten one class under our belts for the season and I got to spend the weekend with 3 of my favorite people in the whole world: "Scholar", "the Saint" and "Fwed".
I'd say that was time well spent!

There was a man in our town who had King Midas’ touch;
He gave away his millions to the colleges and such;
And people cried: “The hypocrite! He ought to understand
The ones who really need him are the children of this land!”

When Andrew Croesus built a home for children who were sick,
The people said they rather thought he did it as a trick,
And writers said: “He thinks about the drooping girls and boys,
But what about conditions with the men whom he employs?”

There was a man in our town who said that he would share
His profits with his laborers, for that was only fair,
And people said: “Oh, isn’t he the shrewd and foxy gent?
It cost him next to nothing for that free advértisement!”

There was a man in our town who had the perfect plan
To do away with poverty and other ills of man,
But he feared the public jeering, and the folks who would defame him,
So he never told the plan he had, and I can hardly blame him.

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