Many, many years ago…
Grade 4,5, and 6 Report Card for Shelley Orr
Mom and Dad: What does the “X” mean in the Sportsmanship Category?
Grade 4,5, and 6, Shelley: Excellent.
Mom and Dad: Well then, this is a fabulous report card. Congratulations.
Shelley: Thank you.
Present day in sunny Hemet, California….
a slightly older Shelley and her husband, John are playing tennis….
Shelley: Nice shot.
Shelley: Nicely played.
Shelley: It’s good. It was on the line.
Shelley: Your slice is sure working today.
Shelley: Thought I had you there. Great hustle.
Shelley: Wow! You can’t miss. Good for you.
Shelley: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha! There must be something wrong with my racquet.
Shelley: Jeesshhhh. I’m not even giving you a game here.
Shelley: Four to two? Already? No. No. Let’s play some more. Of course I’m OK.
Shelley: Oh! Oh! Merry Christmas.
Shelley: You’re welcome.
Shelley: You even had hang time when you jumped and smashed the ball. That’s impressive.
Shelley: Don’t be silly. I’m having a great time. (Muttering) Best time,ever.
Shelley: Sharp cross court. Awesome.
Shelley: Bam! And that’s what happens when I serve to your forehand.
Shelley: It was out? OK… Excellent.
Shelley: Achhh! I can’t buy a point.
Shelley: Very smart hitting to my backhand.
Shelley: What is wrong with my backhand?
Day Shelley: And you hit to my backhand again.
Shelley: And again.
Shelley: Annnnndd againnnnn…
Shelley: G@d D@#n it! My F@#$ing backhand SUUUUUUCCCCCKKKSSSS!!!!!!!! I don’t blame you for hitting to it. Even I would hit to it.
Shelley: Gawwwddd! I need to work on my serve… my backhand... my foot work…. buy a new racquet... Can you think of anything else?
John: Not a thing, dear.
Shelley and John