Baseball and Boring are synonymous
Here in my city when you have a kid in baseball, you have to parent volunteer in the snack stand. That means, two 2.5 hour shifts. A total of 5 hours per kid registered for baseball.
That wouldn't be a big deal (parents volunteering) to help keep costs down, but costs aren't down. Last time I checked, paying to put my kid in baseball was same cost as sports that don't have snack stand duty!
The baseball league has 5 stands/fields in our city and let me tell you…when I am forced to work….as I was twice this season, it’s free food for the family. Well....free crappy food...which means nothing....cause no one eats anything anyway...but if we wanted to I'd have let them!
Best pay back for me? When kids come up, asking for nachos… or beans…or cup a soup....or anything involving opening a can, heating, or making a bigger mess with pots and pans…I say sweetly, “No, so sorry we are out tonight.”
Why? Cause I have to clean up too – and that’s outside the 5 hours total we have to work!! So when I work, it’s packaged snack stand food and drink only.
Don't be all mad at me till you hear the next tidbit: Those five snack stands make over $350,000 for the year!! I’m not sure where that $ goes but it’s not saving me any on baseball fees or paying to have a high school student work in my place for minimum wage!
So I do what I can to survive.
Thankfully, no one from my area reads these. (if they did, they'd agree!)
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