Tuesday, March 16, 2010

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Okay, so everyone loses interest in things.  It happens.  To everyone. 

I lost interest in some agility venues. 

For the most part, I have been quiet about my displeasure, and just slowly faded off into the sunset.  I owe no one any reasons.   I just stated that I am not interested.  End of story, right?

WRONG! 

I have made up my mind:  you cannot polish a turd - it will always be a turd.  Yet, in the small world of agility, I still have people cornering me,  droning on about how great venues are in which I hold no obvious interest.  Unless I have vested interest (READ: I own stock or have other financial incentive), I have no loyalty to much of anything.  Your venue doesn't love you - just your checkbook.  So what is the motive for people without any incentive to try and get me to rejoin the cult?

I just don't get it.  Please, just be respectful of others, okay?

2 comments:

remkitty said...

Maybe they like you and want you to be with them at other venues? Or, they feel unsure about their own position, and seek confidence by convincing you to join them. Possibly, they make the erroneous assumption that if THEY love it, then everyone must.

(Did you see the Mythbusters where they DID polish a turd?

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/mythbusters-polishing-a-turd.html)

Speaking only for myself, I have one particular venue that I like the best -- and there are enough local trials in my chosen venue that I don't need to branch out. I'm challenged enough, I have enough fun, and I'm already spending my budget for trials -- which most people seem to accept when they try to talk me into coming to one of the other three venues that has trials near me.

AgilityEngineer said...

Okay, okay. Maybe I should say, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

The people that bother me about it really don't have much to do with me unless they have a training issue, as I have become the source of all training answers.