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Rule thumpers are all around us Hong Kong!
The other day, I was trying to put together an event for our Down Syndrome football team here in Hong Kong, and I thought I had come up with a wonderful idea of taking a group hike to a nice beach in Sai Kung for a BBQ and game of football.
I passed my plan on to the organization, and was met by the question, “Is it legal to play football on the beach?”
How silly of me! I’ve been here long enough to know that ball games are extremely dangerous-especially on a beach!
We would have destroyed this beach, and all the beach goers!
Actually, we all know looking at this beach, that a game of football would not have hurt anyone.
But, something worse, MUCH WORSE, would have happened!
Someone would have COMPLAINED!!!!!!
Yes, complainers… they are all around us. Just waiting to pounce on anything that goes against their perfect scenario.
At the school where I teach, the catering company provided free lunches to all teachers. Very nice!
That was until one of the teachers who brought her own lunch to school each day complained that it wasn’t fair.
So, the school did the obvious resolution by canceling the free lunches and making the teachers pay for them from now on. Genius!
The other day I was in a park with my daughter, watching her ride around on her scooter. I love watching her on this thing! She’s having the time of her life and we’re making sure that she isn’t going anywhere near others.
Mr. Secret Service Park Ranger comes up and grabs my 4 year old’s scooter!
I enter the situation very quickly and WonderGuard starts repeating, “No scooter here!” Again and again like a broken robot.
I attempted to bring some reasoning into the discussion, but he quickly muted my suggestion with faster and louder repetition of his go-to statement, “No scooter here! No scooter here! No scooter here!”
I couldn’t get my point across because he didn’t seem to be breathing.
This time doing it while pointing at, THE SIGN.
Yes, THE SIGN!!
Let’s hear your best, Rule Thumper story!
I know you have one!
On another note, we’re having our first impactHK fundraising party.
It’s on Friday 6th of June.
I really hope to see a lot of you there! The drinks will be flowing! The light show will be on, and I’ll have some great groovy music for you to jam to!
It should be a fun night, and all for a good cause!
Check out THIS for more info!