Monday, February 1, 2010
Yes, Mooshu will be cheering for the Colts this Sunday. As a Hoosier, how could he not???
We've been living on and off again in Indiana for the past 30 years. (No, not MooShu. He's only a puppy.) So it's obvious that we're rooting for the Colts. But about 10 years ago, we briefly made Maryland our home.
I'm really not a huge football fan. So it was a surprise to me that, whenever I was asked where I'd moved from, the immediate somewhat disgruntled response was inevitably, "Oh. Indiana. Yeah, you stole our Colts from us."
OK. Dead pause in conversation.
This happened every single time I mentioned that our family had moved from Indianapolis. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Obviously people in Maryland take their football very seriously and can hold a grudge.
As you can imagine, this got tiring pretty quickly. After a while, I decided that, rather than taking the defensive, I had to do the opposite.
So, whenever I got asked where I was I was from, I took the offensive: " Oh, we just moved from Indianapolis. You know, HOME OF THE COLTS."
This also resulted in a dead pause in the conversation. At least it wasn't DIRECTLY due to me.
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