Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life Umpires... a great idea?

Well sadly football is over for another year. I hate this part of the season. Deno gets right into it. Draft picks, who's going where, what's happening at the clubs, but not me. I just want to watch good football.

We were watching the grandfinal on Saturday and although I appreciated it as a good game of football, there wasn't any emotion in it for me as my team wasn't playing.
That can make it easier...
But it gave me a chance to observe the game more and I thought isn't it funny that that umpires whistle can hold so much power!
He blows wildly into it and everyone stops.

It got me thinking... wouldn't it be great to have life umpires? I'm not talking about umpires to keep the law, we already have those, they're called policemen...
I'm talking more about policing social issues and situations.

For example, if you're sitting having a conversation with a friend who is BSing about something, wouldn't you love an umpire to come and blow a whistle in their face?
"I call bullshit! No talking for 10 minutes"

Or how about when you're in line at an icecream store and someone comes in front of you and gets served before you. Wouldn't you love a life umpre to come and blow a whistle into their ears and send them to the back of the line?
I'd be in favour of that!!!

How about those irritating people who insist on keeping their umbrella's open even when walking undercover? I'd love a life umpire to come and take that umbrella away. If they can't use it properly, they shouldn't be using it at all!!

I'm all in favour of life umpires.

With all the customer stories I post, I'd love there to be umpires listening in on my calls to whistle and stop the stupidity I have to listen to.

I'm sure you could think of many more examples!

Yes I'm all for it, bring in life umpires!!! I'd like to see that!

1 comment:

Evil Pixie said...

I think I would like a life umpire to be hanginag around to blow the whistle on those "I don't think so" moments, but I'm not sure I'd be too happy when I realize that whistle is directed at me. ;)