Had an interesting experience while grocery shopping yesterday afternoon, and I thought I would share it with you guys.
Not only am I chock full of football knowledge, but I also worry quite a bit about the environment, and do my part by taking my own bags to the grocery store. One of my bags happens to be a Virginia Tech bag. My bagger, a guy who apparently thought he could impress me with his football talk, tried to engage me in football conversation. The exchange went something like this:
Idiot Bagger: Viginia Tech, huh? Guess since you’re a girl you don’t really know much about football, though.
Me (Otherwise known as Football Girl): Um, well, actually I do.
Idiot Bagger: So do you know who Michael Vick is?
(And yeah, he asked that. And I answered with the straightest face I could manage.)
Idiot Bagger: Did you know he got picked up by another team?
Me: Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Idiot Bagger: Oh, right. He is probably going to be playing soon.
Me: Yes, under the terms of his reinstatement, he is eligible to play after sitting out the first two preseason games. (And I know his terms were a little more complicated than that, but this guy didn’t seem like he would know anyway, so I left it at that.)
Idiot Bagger: Oh, have they already played two games?
Me: (Just because I was feeling a little evil.) Did you know that Macho Harris was also drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles?
Idiot Bagger: Really? I wonder which one will end up as the backup quarterback?
Me: I actually just said nothing here. There was clearly nothing else to say.
And that’s why, folks, that I hate getting into football conversations with people who clearly don’t know crap about the game. Don’t go there with me if that’s all you’ve got.
Maybe I should get some Football Girl cards made up…..then when someone starts talking to me about football when they don’t know enough to carry their end of the conversation, I could just hand them a card. Enough said.