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  • #41
    Originally posted by Stuka View Post
    Latest news flash- Liberty Media to go to "Grid Kids" in an effort to encourage youth participation in auto and cart racing.
    The first thing I thought of was bat boys/girls at the baseball games. Great idea, get the younger generation involved / inspired in the sport.

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    • #42
      For the record, if F1 had said this at first, this thread would never have happened. Or if it did, it would have taken on a whole different flavor. If, on the other hand, this is a new move in response to backlash from dirty old men like me (but much much richer), then I'll have to say they handled it well with a great response.

      "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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      • #43
        Two ways this could have happened, and I'm starting to believe the second is the truth. Hear me out...
        First possibility, as you say is that this is a new move to nullify the backlash from the contingency of those who were against eliminating the pit girls, and may I say a very well thought out one that it is just about impossible for anyone to dislike, a great response.
        Second possibility (the one I think may in fact be true) is that the two stage approach was the plan all along! Start with the unpleasant part (to some) and then after the dust settles hit the opposition with an extended concept no one would criticize. "You have not lost anything, it's for the children!"
        Either way, as you say Roseanne... "A lovely idea!"
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        • #44
          I doubt any of us will ever know the reason for the gap in announcements, but it's certainly got potential for a good outcome if executed properly. I really hope it wasn't for dramatic effect. I'll bet even the unemployed pit girls like the idea.

          "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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          • #45
            Not so much dramatic effect but to orchestrate reactions, assuring the overall reaction would be predominantly, if not entirely, positive by first taking away and then after a pause giving back. It's moot now, as we all seem to agree the outcome is a quite pleasing one.
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            • #46
              Yes, we do agree that choosing to introduce children to racing by giving them a role on the grid is an excellent one.

              But no, the point is not exactly moot, as you say, due to us all agreeing the current action is a positive one.



              I'm reminded of an old story...

              There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

              The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pulls out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

              The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.”

              Moral: You can put a knife in a person and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.
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              • #47
                My intent was to indicate that I felt that the point wasn't really worth debating or discussing, mainly because it would be impossible to determine whether or not the second portion was in fact the second of a planned two part action or a later reaction to the initial act's varied reception.
                Not a direct reversal as in the nail/temper parable. But the parable's point is undeniable, all actions are irreversible no matter what follows.
                Put more poetically:

                "The moving finger writes; and, having writ, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a word of it."
                -Omar Khayyam
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                • #48
                  "Formula E Gets Grid Girls Spectacularly Wrong"

                  Oh for the love of ........
                  Really????
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