Thus, it appeared that they might be open to a little modification since their meeting conflicted with the Elementary School's Christmas Program, one of the very well-attended events on the Point each year. The kids practice for weeks, volunteers as well as teachers help with costumes and music and dramatic arts. It's a big deal. I would be very sorry to miss it; indeed, I have not missed it in all the years I have lived here.
So, when someone wrote the Commissioners an email inquiring whether there could be some leeway to hold the meeting at a different day or time (e.g., starting on Wednesday at 8, an hour later than the usual time and after the kids' show was over), I was pretty impressed by the Ebenezer Scrooge-style response from Commissioner Riffle: