Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
I would think the dressage people would think it is more OK than the types of shows where the judge writes their own comments. In the dressage world the judge is not expected to even do their own writing, they just speak their comments and the scribe writes it all down for them. Knitting would not interfere at all if no writing is required.
Maybe the dressage judges where you are feel they can do a passable job judging while doing something else but where I am we have higher ethical standards.
Any judge caught doing something other than what they are paid to do can be hauled up and answer to the national committee and have their license revoked.
The scribe does the writing so the judge can put 100% of their focus on JUDGING. Not the odd pearl one or two in their lap.
You are making it out that judging in your neck of the woods is pretty second rate...
I can only assume that a judge from your area would not like the low standards you have assigned them...or maybe not ????????????