the amusing rational of a lions fan
I stopped at the NFL Draft Store last night since I had some extra time before rehearsal. I didn’t have any errands to run and I didn’t want to stay outside in the light rain and wind. Besides, I had seen their window displays and wanted to check out the temporary store before it closes.
I was on the phone with Rosario and gave her the play-by-play as I searched the store for Lions merchandise. “There’s obviously a ton of Giants and Jets paraphernalia.” I flipped through the various clothing racks. “Still not seeing any Lions stuff yet… Let’s see… Packers… Steelers… Eagles… Where’s the Lions? Here’s the Ravens… Oh gross! The Bears! I can’t believe I just touched that shirt! Now I need to wash my hands!” I was a mite exasperated. “Come on, people! Really? No Lions?”
I walked all over that store, stopping at every display. “I’m kind of insulted that they don’t have any Lions gear!” I told Rosario. I worked my way through another rack of t-shirts. “Giants… Giants… Jets… Giants… Jets… Jets… More Steelers… Colts… Patriots! Ew! Gotta wash my hands again!”
I made another lap of the store. “Maybe they sold out of all their Lions stuff!” I rationalized.
“Right… that’s a reasonable explanation,” Rosario said laughingly.
“That must be it!” I insisted. “Lions paraphernalia must be in such high demand that they sold out. After all, we did have a killer season, by Lions standards! And this year will be even better!”