I am at times appalled at the level of ungratefulness some people are capable of...........especially those who should know better.
Take for example, former Tiger-Cat employee Don Edwards (employed well before Bob Young bought the team).
In today's Regional News, a local Caledonia/Haldimand weekly newspaper, which Mr. Edwards frequently submits his opinions in, he complains and whines how his 4 free tickets to last Saturday's Tiger-Cats game, from two separate sources (Cable 14 and his son's spring football team) couldn't be redeemed by the Tiger-Cats ticket office so that all four of his free tickets could be together.
Come on Don, as a former Tiger-Cat front office employee, you should know better than to make such a fuss at the ticket window over such a stupid issue...........we fans all know that at a game where, at most, 22-25 thousand people are expected, a party of four(4) can easily sit together in a section that is relatively empty. We've all moved around the stadium at times to sit with friends or family members unless it's a sell out like Labour Day usually is.
Arguing and complaining about the team's fortunes on the field, the stadium location issue or the food menu is all fair game..........but to whine in an out of town paper about the Tiger-Cats ticket policy when you are the recipient of freebies is quite astounding in my opinion and deserves a response.
Edwards, like myself, has been fortunate enough to have spent time within the organization and like myself, has probably enjoyed some of the perks and special privileges that have come with it in the past........and this is how he shows his appreciation?
I and my kids have so many special memories of stuff that comes along with being part of the Tiger-Cat "family" that the average person doesn't get to experience, that I will always be grateful to the organization. Will I complain about performance on the field at times?.....of course ! I'm a Ticats fan and it's our birthright !..........But would I ever whine in a newspaper column because of something so trivial, as Don Edwards did today, because two sets of free tickets weren't "together" in a stadium which was only three-quarters full?.......I don't think so.
(Here's a verbatum excerpt except the last name of a few of his friends)
"Now, when I worked for that team, we tried to make our customers happy, not treat them like second class citizens because they wanted to sit together. Fortunately, Jack and Charlie ****** happened along while I was venting my frustration. We swapped one of our pairs of tickets with our friends and my family was united for the contest."
C'mon Mr. Edwards, why such drama when we all know you could have all sat together anyhow at Saturday's game due to the attendance. Was it a slow news day up in Caledonia or something? I thought you were above such nonsense and should know better especially being a former Tiger-Cat employee.
At least try to show some gratefulness to an organization which no doubt gave you and your family a lifetime of special memories.
(Note......The Regional News does not have an on-line edition but can be purchased throughtout Haldimand County)