I’ve had a conversation similar to the following each of the past four Fridays:
Random Person: So you watchin’ the game this weekend?
Me: I’m going to watch all three of them (insert comments about the Yankees’ opponents or how they fared over the past few days).
RP: Yeah, it’ll be a…wait…what?
In most instances, the random person who I’ve encountered in the elevator, or while out to lunch is talking about the local college football team. I’m not. And I don’t care about football, much less the local team.
As I’ve previously mentioned, some of these fans use the phrase “go bucks” to start, end and punctuate sentences. Even suggesting that their team doesn’t factor into my weekend plans totally throws them off track, and in some cases, has been responded to with outright hostility.
Not that I care. I just think it’s fun to mess with them. Once baseball season is over though, I’m going to have to change my tactic.
I have to admit, the football game does factor into my weekend plans slightly. Often, it’s the best time to go out and do something, whether it be shop or eat, as a majority of the city is distracted. As long as I’m doing anything but watching their game, I’m happy.