The hockey and/or sports fans among us are probably familiar with the â€œHockey Fans Aren’t Like Other Fansâ€ Verizon commercials. They’re good ones, even though I still have to figure out how a cellular company ties into it. Oh, wait. It’s called V-Cast since you can watch the NHL hockey games on your phone.
Anyways, That ad reminded me of an episode that recently happened in real life….
I was standing at the grocery checkout counter, minding my own business. Since it was a cold day, I had my beloved Detroit Red Wings jacket on. And..I live in a NW marketplace. As I preparing to pay for my purchase, I hear…
â€œYou have your guts wearing that jacket around here.â€ I turned and the lady behind me looked about 65 with carrot top colored hair. Always believing its better to be nice than awnry, I reply…â€That’s great you know what the logo stands for. Some people around here don’tâ€
Her: â€œDamn straight I know. I’m from San Jose. The only reason your team has won more games than ours is because you’ve played more games.â€ (This was prior to San Jose winning the President’s Trophy)
Me: â€œYou’re team is fun to watch. They’re doing really well.â€ I take the philosophy that those in second, or a threatened position, tear apart those in first. So, that’s why she was tearing the Wings apart.
Her: â€œDamn right we’re doing well. Your team sucks. If my friend saw you wearing that jacket…she’d take you outside and pummel you.â€
That did it. She said my Red Wings suck.
Me: â€œOh yeah, let her try. She wouldn’t get far. Besides that, I like watching your team to see them lose.â€
She didn’t come back with anything.
By this time the checkout lady was getting impatient. â€œMa’am…your order….â€
I took out the money needed for my purchase.
Me: â€œAt least we both are hockey fansâ€
Her: Thumbs up, smiling….â€YEAH!â€
I chuckled the rest of the day and have retold this story to whoever will listen. It reminds me of those Verizon commercials, which I just love.
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