By Brandon Speck/Monroe Journal
Parents sure can be a bit on the psycho side. I’ve never been one to sugarcoat much of anything. That said, let me go ahead and tell you who inspired this column.
Unfortunately I can’t tell you a name because I don’t know it. That makes this nonsense even more fun though.
So this is for you, crazy Kossuth powerlifting lady.
I’ll give you this much crazy lady. After double digit hours of slow-moving powerlifting on Saturday, we were all tired. I said tired, not insane.
During Saturday’s awards ceremony at the 2010 MHSAA State Powerlifting Meet at Mississippi Coliseum, I asked a security official at one of the floor gates to allow a non-credentialed photographer friend of mine down on the floor to shoot a few pictures.
He allowed. The crazy lady-insanity began.
A Kossuth parent saw the official allow my friend onto the floor and proceeded to freak out, on me.
“Why can’t I go out there? You let her go,” she yelled at me.
“I have nothing to do with it ma’am,” I replied. “I have zero authority. It’s his call,” I pointed at the official.
“You’re a liar,” she said. “She doesn’t work for you,” she said of my friend, who actually has helped out in numerous situations.
“Lady, I don’t work here, I don’t know how you expect me to tell you that you can come down here,” I said.
Again, “you’re a liar,” she all but screamed my direction. “I work for my local paper too.”
“Lady, you’re calling me a liar,” I said. “Do you even know me?”
“No, but I know you’re a liar,” she said. “How is it fair that you let her down there and not me?”
“For the last time, crazy lady, I have zero permission to let anyone down here,” I said. “He let her down here. I just asked. I have no authority to let you down here.”
“Well, I work for my local paper too,” she said.
“You do,” I asked. “That’s weird because there is no paper in Kossuth. The Booneville paper never touches the place and Corinth’s paper covers more in Tennessee than it does in Kossuth.”
Suddenly the word liar took on a new meaning and had a new face and that face was wearing a Kossuth shirt.