difficult child flat out refused to go to baseball practice this a.m. He said he didn't care if I turned off the Internet since he was playing a store bought game by himself anyway. As I was making myself tea in the kitchen, figuring out Plan B to get his butt off the chair, easy child called, crying. Tue eve, she was invited to a sorority event that was explained as being a bonding event. She entered a room with-other juniors, they were all blindfolded, the lights were turned out, and the two srs in charge left the room. For 2 hrs. Then they came back and started kicking doors and walls while easy child was trying to figure out what was going on (sounds like Nazi intimidation tactics to me) and then screamed and yelled at all the girls that they shouldn't be talking about other sorority members and that they had to admit pubicly what they had been saying. When the girls said, "Huh?" or "Um," they were yelled at and intimidated more. When they got to easy child, she admitted that she had talked about one of her roommates, S, "Because she's racist." The 2 srs laughed and said, "Oh, everybody knows that." S is white. difficult child is mixed-black. easy child and S have gotten into several arguments and easy child has called me in tears on more than one occasion because she is so fed up with-this person. Long story short, she was humiliated and angry, so she finally confronted the 2 srs last night. They live in the apt next to hers. They had been drinking and they blew her off. "Oh, we've been through worse than that. Get used to it." She explained that blindfolding people, leaving them in the dark for 2 hrs, and yelling at them is not a bonding experience. They blew her off. She told them she was deeply hurt and disappointed, and left. Her boyfriend, K, was downstairs and saw her crying. She told him they had blown her off and he ran upstairs, barged into the room, and read them the riot act. (Yeaaah K!!!) She had held it in all wk, not knowing what to do, and finally it blew up last night, and then she felt safer calling me this a.m. easy child wants to quit her sorority (never mind that she started 2 clubs on her own, and has done a great deal of fundraising) and I told her to make the 2 girls quit instead, and that I would write to the pres on campus and withhold dues and donations. She has a mtng at 4 today with-her. Meanwhile, husband calls on the house phone, and I've got easy child crying on the cell ph, and I told him to come home immediately because difficult child would not go to baseball, and easy child was upset and he needed to talk to her. Within 2 min, difficult child jumped up out of his chair and started getting dressed. Say what? Turns out that husband told him he could either go to baseball practice, or clean up the shoreline in our yard for 3 hrs. So husband came home, difficult child was dressed and ready to go, we all got in the car, and easy child repeated most the story to husband. Right now, husband is cleaning up the shoreline, and I'm kvetching to you all. Thanks for listening.