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Cheating bastards - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Cheating bastards
The semi's and final of the softball competition were played on Friday. We were quietly confident of getting through to the final as the team we has already beaten the team we were drawn against in the "group stage."

The weather wasn't exactly great - it had become very cold and grey - and we were a girl missing. The rules stated that if you was a girl short, you would loose three runs... so we started -3 to nil. We did win the toss and John-boy elected to field first... it's nice to know how many you have to get before hand!

The game started okay - by the bottom of the third innings we were level with an innings in hand... but then the blatant cheating started. The guy who organises the tournament plays for the team we were playing. The "officials" were relatives of this guy. If they actually had the nerve to make a call in our favour - he'd have a chat with them and they'd change their decision. The rules were changed - then changed back depending if they favoured him. Tempers began to rise and still we were just a run or two away from winning.

Last innings of the game and one of our guys makes it home quite clearly before being tagged and was called out. That run would have made a draw, and the bases were loaded. In short we was robbed... but we're not bitter... much.

A group of us stayed to watch the final where we cheered the team that didn't cheat... and they were victorious. Beers were had and shouts about cheating barstards might have been made... pointing and laughing at the cheating side when a ball was dropped... these are not the actions of a sporting audience but we would not be happy until the cheats lost.

Girls are something of a dichotomy - they complain there are no gentlemen left in the world and they want to be treated like ladies... but when you text one to find out if she got home okay she completely ignores you and the first you find out is Monday morning when she turns up fine - not even slightly dead or anything. When questioned she says "Oh yeah - I saw that, put the phone down and went to bed."

Saturday I went to the Scuba club and G and I messed around under the water. Plans to go see a band play in Nam with Jim were thwarted... Jim's girl was not well so he stayed home to look after her. I ended up playing a bit of WoW instead... getting stick from the guildies for being away so long and finding half my add-ons don't work any more.

Saturday I also managed to finish setting up my weather station. It now talks to my PC (occasionally) and uploads an update to a bit of webspace I have. I blame my obsession with the weather on being British...

Sunday, after lunch, Dad and I watched the final few episodes of Prison Break season one. Just as well I have season two ready at home!

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beckwah From: beckwah Date: May 20th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be honest sounds like the girl in question has no manners or is a bit ditzy (no offence) If someone takes the curtsey to text me to find out if i got home I would text them back or at least text them in the morning thanking them for their text and telling them i got home ok... hmmm..
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 21st, 2008 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Probably more ditzy - but still a little rude.
wan1 From: wan1 Date: May 20th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


Loada softies playing it if you ask me! You know your team won really;just keep that thought in your head!

Who was this very rude girlie, then? Will I come and bash her up for you?!!! It's who I think it is, ain't it? Was she proper poorly still?

LYL's xx

PS. You never said how good lunch was. (sobs into very large hanky!!!!!)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 21st, 2008 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Softball!

Lunch is always good... That (almost) goes without saying.

And no - it isn't who you think it is.
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: May 21st, 2008 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't ignore your texts ...
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 21st, 2008 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I know - you are a good girl and always let me know when you've got home... even if you are giving me stick about checking! :p
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