Re: Decisions, decisions
posted at 6/25/2013 12:26 PM EDT
I had an interesting experience after the game last night. I watched the game at my pub last night, partly to spare the wife my craziness.
The Ducky jersey went at the end of the third round to an acquaintance of mine, who didn't actually want the jersey (and it wouldn't fit him) he grabbed it to try an extort me (nice guy, eh?)
Our mutual friends have been guilting him into giving it to me ever since (we'll see how that pans out).
So anywhose, since the Jets jersey was gone, and I have multiple Bruins sweaters, I told a friend, a sweet woman who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury after she was hit by a hit and run driver last year, that if I won the next draw I'd get her the Canucks sweater (she is a Canucks fan, but can't really justifyy the expense of a new sweater.).
So there I am after the Bruins lose last night, in my Boston gear and suffering the slings and arrows from everyone else in the pub, and they do the draw and pull my name. So I get up and surprise the hell out of everyone by grabbing the Canucks jersey, and walk straight over to my friend and give it to her.
Kind of a nice moment and I lived up to my word.
Then I sit down and they draw my name again - I drink a lot of beer there ;). When I get the jersey I look at it, and realize when they said it was a 70 they were wrong, it's a 73-74 sweater with the 50th anniversary crest on it which I'd never seen up close before. So, as I write this I'm sitting at my desk in my new 73-74 50th Bruins anniversary Bobby Orr sweater.
Even better, after seeing my gesture to my friend , all of mine and my extorter's mutual friends are harping on him to just give me the Jets sweater already, which has just been sitting in his trunk since he won it.
Yeah, the Bruins lost, but it was still a very cool and memorable night