Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The Komen people might want to rethink this whole thing
Being past supporters of this fine event for nearly 5 years now, both Mrs. Kfred and I have participated in the fund raising walk portion of their various events. This year, due to a scheduling conflict, Mrs. Kfred is going to participate as a booth volunteer at the pre-race instead of as a participant. Understanding the importance of this cause, the Misfits want to be involved as well and have formed a team, "Rubes for Boobs" and want to walk as well. My problem is that as Executive Director, my job is to preserve the small amount of dignity, relevance, and importance of our own organization while trying to babysit our band of idiots while they march together in solidarity to help raise money to fund research into this horrible disease.
Obviously, one of the greatest challenges is to determine a way to keep our group together in the sea of thousands of participants. Various methods were discussed and debated, but in the end, it was decided that we will line the Misfits up, tie old bras to each of their left wrists, then tie their free right wrist to the adjacent Misfit's strapped left wrist and VOILA! A nylon chain gang ala a bunch of 4 year olds at a downtown crosswalk. Everyone is linked together, we're in a straight line, and no pushing. (Gummo! Hold onto the strap!)
I'm a little apprehensive about the whole thing and unsure of the reaction to our efforts. Obviously, it takes all types and we want to do our part. My fear is that some walkers will actually think they are attending a walk for the wrong cure and be confused which event is being conducted. The "Crawl to Stall Idiocy" is the following weekend. I am the Grand Marshall.