Saturday, March 24, 2012

Overheard at a local track and field:

Boy running at the end of soccer practice: "I'm so COLD!"
Girl attending a separate soccer practice, walking in the opposite direction but near the boy: "Shut up!"
Boy: "Calm down, princess."

I don't know if the two know one another; maybe it's something typical of elementary school students, but they were both in middle school. Someone's overdue for learning some basic manners? How rude would it be to say, "Shut up," to a stranger? Girl power: aggressiveness and rudeness? Are their coaches doing them any favors by promoting team sports for girls, if it's at the expense of femininity?

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