Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Debate coach qualifications, III (or so)

Infinite patience with debater BS -- both from your own debaters and others... and, on occasion, the ability to act on the impluse to tell a debater they are being an insufferable snob and directly insulting you.

Sharp eyes, for the jerks who want to sneak around and change the rules on you...

The aiblity to be a "freedom fighter" for your kids.

The sense to occasionally buy them army men to play with on the way home...

A sense of humor when the army men attack your position in the front seat of the car.

The ability to love your debaters even in the cirucmstances when the can't BE your debaters.

The ability to nap with your eyes open during a round you've heard MANY times in the past.

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