Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Self Appointed Experts

I just got done with the required Diocesan child sexual abuse prevention presentation. Yes, it was needed; yes it was annoying being from 7pm - 11pm, but that's when I could make it. I have no problem with doing required paperwork and jumping through hoops if it means our kids are even an ounce safer.

What I do have a problem with is all the self-appointed experts in the room. There were a couple of loudmouth people in the room who just felt the need to pontificate on What Should Be Done and How To Teach Kids How To Be Safe, and I Can Just Tell When Someone's A Child Molester.

Shut up. The loudmouths in the room are the ones who need to pay the most attention, because they haven't got a clue and they proved it by opening said mouths. The lady giving the presentation did a heroic job of quashing all that self-perpetuating chatter. It was late, we'd all already had a long day, and nobody particularly wanted to be there in the first place.

If these self righteous experts have so much to say, they can volunteer to teach the next course, but in the meantime: zip it; get the needed information; and let us all go home to tell our wives and kids how much we love and appreciate them.


kkollwitz said...

My wife & I are up to our armpits doing stuff at our parish, I know exactly what you mean! I just read your post out loud to her, we were howling.

Barb Schoeneberger said...

Your post reminded me of why I don't do nights anymore. By then my fibro pain is too much. Just reading what you went through made me hurt all over! God bless you for enduring it.

Nod said...

Quite the evening, I assure you both.


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