So Chiefs players have been “exonerated” of claims alleged against them by their Mad Monday stripper that they licked, groped, touched, and threw alcohol at her. But while the Ruggy Union has exonerated the players of harassing her, they’re still giving them a “black mark” for “inappropriate behaviour.”
What a bunch of cringing fence-sitters.
There has been inappropriate behaviour here, most of it is from these fishheads and their weasel words. You’re either exonerated or you’re not. If your players are, then back them. If they’re not, then don’t. Instead, the boys in the blazers want to eat the players and have their cake too. Weasels.
I’d say they should harden up, but they’d probably whimper that was “inappropriate.”
A team has an end-of-year blowout after a hard season, and they’re exonerated of bad behaviour. (They should probably be damned for that.) So don’t give them a black mark as some kind of guilt trip, just say they did act appropriately for an end-of-season do, tell the wowsers it’s nobody else’s bloody business what they get up to, and then get out of their way.
And here’s the worst of it, about which I personally am http://valleywag.gawker.com/dear-dummies-learnings-is-not-a-word-1482696634offended. I turned on my radio this morning and without warning I heard Chiefs boss Andrew Flexman say, apparently in a prepared speech: "This has been an incredibly difficult exercise. We have to take on board these learnings and improve.”
FFS! What the fuck are “learnings”!? Is that even a word? No, it’s fucking not.
As someone once said, “If you feel compelled to call whatever workplace wisdom you've picked up ‘learnings,’ perhaps you didn't learn a damn thing.”
Damn right. The word you want, Mr Flexman, is “lessons.” And if the lesson you take on is that blokes shouldn’t have a decent drink and a floorshow after a difficult and teetotal season, then you need to learn more than just better grammar.