Monday, April 6, 2009

So This Good Friday Thing Is Overrated

There are a lot of really hard pills to swallow along the way when it comes to being a Royals fan. I blame almost all of them on the Yankees, who have solidly ruined baseball. I cannot blame all of it on them though. I have to place a lot of the blame with fickle, fair weather fans as well as a baseball club that knows how to blow a lead most of the time. Oh and that baseball strike thing. Like hockey - strikes ruin things.

I am not easily deterred in my fanaticalness though.

When my boss announced that a good portion of our office would be out this Friday in our Monday morning meeting, I excitedly bounced around in my chair...

Me: "For opening day, right? Freaking awesome!"

I was met with blank stares from all but two of my co-workers.

Me: "Whut?"

Boss: "Uh, it's Good Friday."

My turn to meet them all with a blank stare.

Me: "Whut? Seriously? Does Good Friday have beer?"

Boss: "Betsey..."

Me: "No! Does. Good. Friday. HAVE BEER?"

Boss (patting me): "I'll explain it later."

And then? Then! They all started in on the jokes about the Royals and how they LOSE!

Me: "No! Stop! They are on top this is their year! They are picked to win!"

Co-worker "Win what?"

Other Boss who is a Royals fan: "Betsey, give it up, it's not worth it. They don't get it"

Me: "Seriously? Good Friday? Good Friday doesn't have beer and signs. Good Friday doesn't have hot dogs and cheering. There are no peanuts and camaraderie for Good Friday! Good Friday doesn't have the crack of the bat and the sense of belonging and brotherhood with thousands of other stadium dwellers! I'll wait until Sunday!"

Co-worker: "Why wait until Sunday if you don't care about Friday?"

Me: "Seriously? You don't know me! Because I'm a fucking fan man! Besides, Sunday is way better! It's Jesus was a zombie day! There HAS to beer involved with that, right?"

***

And this is where I tell you that I didn't say that last part about the zombie.

Because I'm a puss.

14 comments:

Miss Yvonne said...

Heh heh...Jesus was a zombie day.

You're awesome.

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

LMFAO your awesomeness never ceases to amaze me. I want to put your awesomeness in a baby sling and carry it around, showing it to people and whispering about how not to wake the awesomeness because once awoken, the sheer magnitude will crush their tiny peon heads.

Or something...

Gwen said...

Honestly, I don't see what's so good about Good Friday. Especially, if you can't drink beer. Then it's more like Bad Friday. Thank God I'm not a Catholic.

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

I love baseball season...GO PHILLIES!

Mongoliangirl said...

Jesus was a zombie? Fuck! I thought it was just some character in a children's book. Damn Betsey, way to mess my head up.
Oh, and I'm going to get Hellbilly to type up and send his "The K.C. Chiefs are the best football team ever" speech. By the time he is done people want to wear red and gold clothing and get a little arrowhead tattood in the middle of their foreheads.
Of course, that could be what they say just to get him to shut up.

kimberly-327 said...

I'm a Red's fan; I thought we had the bank on a team blowing a 3 run lead going into the 9th inning.

And I'm stealing your "Jesus was a zombie" thing. I'll give you the proper shout-out though ;-)

J said...

Good Friday doesn't have beer?
Seriously??

Shit.

Mia Watts said...

Should have said it. Fab line and pure retribution for earlier blank stares over your fan-like state.

Rassles said...

I have Friday off, and I plan on sitting on my porch and getting drunk and shouting at people as they get home after work.

That's a Good Friday.

Rassles said...

I plan sitting on my porch, getting drunk, and yelling at people when they get home from work.

Great Friday.

Rassles said...

I just gave you two comments about the same fucking thing but worded differently because I thought the first one disappeared and then I almost wrote ANOTHER one until I realized you were all Comment Dictator now.

Rassles said...

I do not appreciate your totalitarian blog.

Sarah said...

Hey, I came across a new word today and thought of you: "Chupacabra" In wikipedia it says Chupacabras are "goat suckers". Is that awesome or what? Now if only we could get a fight between Chupacabras and zombies. THAT would be entertainment.

Bridget said...

HAHAHAHA. And every Friday has beer. Not just Good Friday.