Thursday, May 01, 2008
It was a good day for some
But for Ben, the day was an unmitigated disaster. For weeks the kids have been looking forward to Channel 10 coming to do the weather live from their school today from 5pm. They changed the time we all needed to arrive at the school yesterday. Today they cancelled. I consider this a low act. You tell 64 5-8yr olds they are going to be on TV for weeks, and then don't turn up on the day and you have some very sad kids. To add insult to injury, they had sent T-shirts and bottles but not enough for everyone. Ben came home with a sticker for being a good loser. (I'm actually insanely proud of him for that, I doubt I would have got one of those stickers when I was 5.)
Channel 10 plugs their "travelling weatherman" and gets mileage out of schools and other groups for nothing, the least they can do is be polite guests.
I understand that a local newspaper came and photographed them all, so they were slightly appeased that they would be in the paper. Still, shame Channel 10, shame.