Thursday, October 19, 2006

Punks and Drunks

As much as I love and am passionate about sports (afterall, I work as broadcaster of them), I still have to deal with goofballs that are harmless, but no less annoying. As excited as I am about the World Series being played less than 45 minutes from my house, sometimes things can be downright strange... Let's set the scene: I'm awake and am leaving the doctor's office and going to stop at the local tavern in my little hick town trying to get something to eat. While sitting there, a guy walks by (obviously enjoying 'happy hour' just a little too much), and spills his beverage a bit on yours truly. The very brief conversation went something like this:

Me: Ahhhhhhhhhh!
Drunk guy: Ohhhh dude! TIGERS!!! (at this point, drunk guy walks back to his chair)

apparently, invoking the name of a professional sports team allows you a brief grace period to stagger back to your chair and pretend that nothing happened. I wouldn't have been mad at all if the guy would've said 'sorry' or 'dude, my bad'. I'm a big boy, that stuff doesn't bother me. We all make mistakes. But 'dude, TIGERS'??? I dried myself off and shook my head. Then I heard the guy talking loudly about his levi jeans and his male anatomy. At this point, I laughed. What else could I do? I grabbed my 'to go' order and left. I'm trying to think of where I could use that expression as an excuse the next time I screw something up... If I do, I'll let y'all know how it turns out... yeesh!


Maggs said...

Did you not get my note about a coffee date? Argh!

Mik said...

Yeah, I got it the day I came back from St Louis!!! arrrrrrrrgh! (i'm feeling like 'pirate mik'... arrrrrrrgh!

Riccie said...

I was going to say my first thought was of the LSU Tigers...don't know why...has nothing to do with your post, really. But when I read 'pirate mik'...that got me to laughing. The mental image I got was one of you standing on an old ship with long black messy hair, an eyepatch, a wooden leg, and a green parrot on your left shoulder. Yep. I'm still smiling.