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Re: [RC] AERC Convention - Jeanne Slominski

My sister and I were sitting a few tables away from you. We did laugh at the crude jokes, but also realized that they were not meant for young people. Good for you for speaking up. It seemed pretty obvious that she was asked to tone it down, which she didn't do.
AERC 4887
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Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 9:37 PM
Subject: [RC] AERC Convention

Please Reply to: Alexandra Luck m17071 dancingarab87@xxxxxxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Firstly, I would like to state I mean not to be rude or disrespectful, but only to post a well supported opinion.
I would like to send out a response to the national awards banquet as a yong rider in our family orintated sport. I am ashamed, embarrassed, and disgusted with the pathetic level of comedy our source of entertainment fell to, it is a poor representation of a group of otherwise self respecting adults and families. I was appalled with the jokes told and write this message with no feelings against the person that told them, other than to comment that the jokes although seemingly well recieved would be much better placed in a trashy bar. I personally was sitting at a table with two other teenagers and a junior rider all of whom I respect. I know that at least I, the two girls I was sitting with, and my mother were disgusted and embarrassed with this entertainment, with famlies and childern present. I am asking that next time an AERC function is considering representativees that they would see fit to choose self respecting adults that would guard their language and humor to best fit the audience.

Of course things aren't perfect,  perfect doesn't exist on this earth.
Doesn't mean we won't go on trying to get better at what we do. Besides, if
everything was perfect today, what would you do tomorrow? Slamming each
other doesn't get anything done.
~  Dot Wiggins

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