Monday, September 29, 2008

silver lining

in mourning last night, amidst big ten faithful, i got a dig on a buckeye without even trying.

waiting in line for the bathroom when i first got there, a buckeye turns to me and asks, "what's the deal with the 'thank you' and 'you're welcome'? is it a penn state thing?"

it took me a second to realize that he was asking me not because i was at the penn state bar, but because i was wearing a penn state hat. i had no idea what he was talking about, this being my initial encounter with the happy valley crew.

as i corrected his incorrect assessment of my allegiance, his face fell, "i have no idea. i'm a gator."