This Week in Milford

October 19, 2018

When is anything on time in Milford?

Filed under: football, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Steve Luhm's Ghost Mops These Floors — robmize2013 @ 6:13 pm

I’m late.

I’m late.

A very important date.

No time to say hello goodbye I’m late I’m late I’m late.

I remember that little ditty from years ago and dont remember what it was connected to, but it stuck with me.  And we now have yet another story within the story to deal with. I guess the punter problem has been solved for now. That was last week. This week its Gil playing guidance counselor along with coach.

Why would Gil call Tiki in to discuss this matter? Isnt that for the people in the main office who deal with that stuff? My high school had rules that stated – frequent or chronic tardiness may be cause for suspension if not improved after a set amount of days since the student was notified by the office. In other words, the damn football coach isnt in charge of that at all! Here Gil worrys about his punter day and night for a month, and now he’s worried about a kid being late. For school, not practice or games. Now we’re gonna have 2 weeks of this being repeated ad nauseum until its either resolved or Tiki loses his place on the team.

When I was a senior I had study hall my last period (some seniors took another class after that but a lot of us were done early. Privilege of being a senior- shorter days.) Well, the wrestling coach was the ‘teacher’ in that study hall, and believe me, he was very lax about people getting there on time. The bell would ring, and half the desks would still be empty. I was always there early due to my previous class being close by, so a short walk etc. So I would watch people slowly stroll in like cattle grazing in a field, chatting with whoever they walked in with until by about 10 minutes after the period began everyone was there. Very loose discipline indeed. And sometimes we wouldnt even sit in our assigned seats. He hardly noticed any of this. It was like a glorified social hour, not really conducive to studying. Eventually we would quiet down and get some real studying in, or do some homework. But it was easily the most undisciplined class I ever took. I was also late a lot to English, but that was for 2 reasons; it was 2 1/2 halls from my locker which was way over near the gym on the other side of the school, and I would chat with my girl friend whose locker was next to mine, and walk with her to her class which was way closer to our locker so she had a shorter walk and more spare time as it was, and I would squeeze in as much time with her as possible before sprinting to my class a good 30 seconds after the bell rang, but I wasnt alone; a bunch of us were always late for that one too, and the teacher was also fairly ok with it as long as we got going right away, since it was a real class (unlike study hall).

Anyway — back to the strip– P3 is another possible side story with Tikis sister– who in high school gives a CRAP about a 5th grader? Nice clean floors however..



  1. That certainly sounds like a Groucho Marx song. Don’t know which movie. Speaking of movies there’s a good one TCM tomorrow night called the Wanderers . It’s from 1979 about ethnic gangs in the early 60’s NYC. Not a football movie but great scene of the gangs playing football near end of movie. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this movie before. Probably not vanguard enough for pud punter.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 19, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

  2. It’s the White Rabbit from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland.

    Speaking of late, I’m on the road again tomorrow morning and will have tomorrow’s post up in the afternoon. Y’all play nice until then.

    Comment by teenchy — October 19, 2018 @ 9:38 pm

  3. Song is from Alice in Wonderland I believe.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 19, 2018 @ 10:07 pm

  4. The rabbit hurries past explaining he’s late and cannot talk. Alice follows him down the rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland, meeting the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the others…

    Comment by vaganova — October 20, 2018 @ 7:35 am

  5. Anyone else care to contribute some timely songs?

    Comment by timbuys — October 20, 2018 @ 7:44 am

  6. It is from Alice in Wonderland, the Disney version as I remember listening to that on my Close ‘n’ Play growing up(ha).

    And robmize is right. Isn’t that the counselor’s job? Or perhaps Gil is doing double-duty. Actually, he’s doing that MORE THAN coaching. They may never find a kicker (or other players to help the team win no matter the position, FTM) , but Tiki should make it to school on time unless her sister lives in a swamp. Which might clear a lot of things up.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 21, 2018 @ 2:21 pm

  7. Per T. Drew’s request:

    Comment by timbuys — October 22, 2018 @ 4:01 pm

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