I am a tennis fan. I love to watch the majors when they are on TV (I don’t seem to be able to watch any others with my cable package here). So I’m watching The French Open Tennis Tournament and whenever that Mary Carillo is hosting/calling the match, I go ballistic.
I used to actually like Mary. I thought she was cool and very knowledgeable.
I now turn off that station every time she is on because she insists on calling anyone seemingly younger than she is, a “kid.”
And it isn’t in a loving way either. “The Kid” is said with a jar in her voice, as if she is saying “well, they don’t really know as much as I do about tennis because they are only ‘kids.’ ” This makes me livid.
To me that is a derrogatory term. Especially when she uses it constantly in referring to the young ladies on the professional circuit, who all seem to be young adults, or they wouldn’t be playing in the majors.
So I have just written to The Tennis Channel to voice my consternation about this use of the word “kid” by Ms. Carillo. I refuse to watch it while she is there doing that and I have told them so.
Not sure they care about my viewing custom, but there you go. David vs. Goliath.
Maybe the pebble I have launched will slip under Goliath’s sandal and it will bother him underfoot all the way down the road of life.