A Hand Up

Soldiers vs Shrinks

Come On In!
Originally uploaded by Bozoette

My volunteer stint ended with a wonderful group dinner at The Shed, a fabulous barbeque joint (and I do mean joint) in Gautier, Mississippi. Some of the KaBOOM! crew joined us for beer and baby-back ribs, pulled pork, beans, and slaw. A great time was had by all!

I found out from Abe, one of the KaBOOM! crew, about one of the challenges of running a playground build with many different types of volunteers.

He loves the builds with volunteers from the military. When you tell them to do something, they say, "Yes, sir!" or "Yes, ma'am!" and then they do it.

He's also done a build in Los Angeles, where many of the volunteers were psychologists. Evidently, when you tell psychologists to do something, they say, "Why?"

He's not so hot on those.