Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bougie Bachelorette Chronicles - Episode 4: The No Sports Dealbreaker


There was a gent at church who apparently saw me across the parking lot and wanted to get to know me. By the time he got to where I was standing, I was long gone. Being a resourceful sort, he rolled up on Jayme's husband (who I had been chatting with earlier) and asked about me. Mr. C being on his game, grilled the gent accordingly, and found him to be relatively sane. He clicked a picture and sent it to me with the dude's phone number.

He was cute and Mr. C said he could string a few decent sentences together (which is code for nothing was terribly wrong with him in the few munites they chatted) so I decided to give him  a call. We'll call him Chauncey. Chauncey and I chatted a few times. Very pleasant, kinda witty. Or as witty as you can be during the awkward "I'm talking to a stranger about myself" conversation.

Let's pause right here.  Now even those of you who know only a very little bit about me know that 1) I'm an Obama-lovin' Democrat 2) I love me some sports and 3) P.R.E.A.M. (Purple Rules Everything Around Me) - ha! Anyway, these (as well as a few other things) are Michele-isms that I mention from conversation one. 

Okay, let's continue. Chauncey set up a tentative date for drinks, for last Saturday. Saturday late afternoon he called to ask if we were still on. I said sure - how about if we watch the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. He pauses and then says, "I don't really watch sports." 

**crickets**

Okay, so I'm a Texas girl where sports could almost be considered a religion. And sure, I plan my fall/early winter outings around the NFL schedule. Alright, I played in three fantasy football leagues last year and yes, I've dated my fair share of athletes. That does not mean that I can't live and let live. So I forge ahead, "Oh.... um - well, we could do something else or we could catch up tomorrow."

He laughed and said, "Are you considering cancelling a date because some game is on TV, really? Is it that serious?"

The tone y'all. You had to hear the slightly sneering pompous "you don't want to miss out on me" tone. But before I could answer, he tacked on this little gem: "You're too intelligent to be that into sports."


We of the bougie set call that the stroke and slap. Le backhanded compliment. Where you are both praised and perjured in the same damn sentence? Yeaaah - no bueno. No bueno at all. As a matter of fact, no sir. So I responded in my own tone, "Maybe this isn't a good idea."

"Michele, you are killing me. Sports are nothing but a money hustle made up by rich white men and played by people who can't do anything else. You know that right? I mean you have to know they hold no socially redeeming value. Wait, did you like date a jock? Is that what this is about? Please say no."

I contemplated how far left to go on Chauncey's behinds and decided it wasn't worth it. Really, would me telling him that his views were narrow-minded and a wee bit arrogant to boot change his outlook? And if he was this obnoxious pretentious over sports... what else was in his bag of tricks? Instead I said, "We'll just have to agree to disagree on that."

He got a little snippy, "So you don't want to date me because I don't watch sports?"

I returned, "You don't want to date me because I do."

**again with le chorus of crickets**

"So you'd rather sit home and watch the Slam Dunk contest than go out with me tonight."

"It's not about the Slam Dunk contest."

"Whatever, it's been interesting meeting you."

"You as well."

CLICK.

BougieLand... you get that it wasn't about the Slam Dunk contest? And though yes,  it would be difficult to date someone who didn't share even the minutest interest in something that I'm passionate about, I wouldn't have ruled him completely out for that. But the attitude and the tone? Dealbreakers. No Country for Supercilious *ssholes.

What say you BougieLand? Did I overreact? What would you have done? Thoughts, comments, insights?

117 comments:

Lisalis said...

Go One-chele! You peeped the yellow warning light. You saw the red flag. You saved yourself a lot of trouble.

I'm usually one to say "give a brother a chance," but Bro-man made what could have been an unfortunate response into a straight-up diss. Who does that?

Reads4Pleasure said...

If you had probed deeper, you probably would have found that he is an Obama-hating, Limbaugh-listening, Romney-loving, dyed in the wool Republican who thinks a woman's place is in the kitchen.

Jubilance said...

Ugh, he sounds like one of those men who is still bitter because he never had a woman & the athletes had plenty. I've seen some of these guys from my college years - too scary acting & obnoxious to actually get a woman to date him, and instead of looking at himself, he simply blames the athlethes & the "jersey chasers". *sigh...

I don't think you overreacted at all. Life is too short to try to make something fit when it clearly isn't meant to be. Good move on passing him up.

Natasha Hunter said...

I'm actually surprised you were still comsidering going on the date. Wasn't the sports thing one of your deal breakers on an earlier post? I may of misread, but if it was, you probably shouldn't compromise on that ever.

I DESPISE that "Girl, you better get with this" tone... and how are you gonna talk to someone like you're their Daddy on the first conversation!?! Chele, he did you a huge favor by showing hisself early!

Bethany Showell said...

Please - boy, BYE! You nipped that right in the bud. That attitude of his would make its appearance in any and everything.

taut_7 said...

1. i've come to realize that most dudes that aren't into sports aren't because they were never good at sports. did this dude seem like the athletic type based on his picture?

2. i wouldn't go on a date with a woman who had that type of attitude before i even went on the first date with her. so i don't think you overreacted.

Mony_Mony said...

Umm, no. It's one thing not to like sports (I'm not a huge sports fan, though I would enjoy watching the Slam Dunk contest on a date). It's a completely different story to think that all sports fans are [insert ignorant stereotype here]. He just showed you who he was and you responded accordingly. That attitude would only have gotten worse as you got to know him better.

rosa said...

I love that you are seeing these flags and saying nevermind. I really admire that about you and it's so refreshing to see someone who wants someone, but isn't pressed. Chauncey sounds like a jerk who would have continued to try to tell you what you should be doing with your intelligence. Heaven forbid you want to watch reality television or listen to pop music, he would have really degraded you.

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

I'm sorry, but Tasha Mack has ruined the name Chauncey for me. I can't read it without hearing her snipe "punk @zz Chauncey" lol

Anywho, even though I changed my mind in January of my senior year in HS and decided to go south for college, I bleed Maize and Blue. I will not date anyone who matriculated from that wretched college in Columbus, OH. I am not the one to tell you that you overreacted, even if you had.

Now, punk @zz Chauncey is just ridiculous. First, it is an assumption/stereotype that women don't like sports. So, folks with a halfway working cerebral cortex would surmise that if a woman brings up sports as a date event, she just might be into it. They would not open mouth and insert foot on the VERY FIRST PHONE CALL. Second, his raggedy self suffers from a condition I like to call kneegronious self-inflatitious - brother got a skewed perception of his self-worth. I bet dollars to donuts he is the type of dude that is always b!chin about how sisters are asking for too much, don't want good brothers [like him], yadda yadda yadda. He musta taken one too many looks at his resume and drank the whole pitcher of Kool Aid (sugar layer included) and missed the fact that women need men like him like they need a broken stiletto. Punk @zz Chauncey.

Leon X said...

Only you would give an alias to a guy who didn't like sports "Chauncey" (no Backstreet).

Mony_Mony said...

GO BLUE! That's all. :)

CaliGirlED said...

I'm sorry, but Tasha Mack has ruined the name Chauncey for me. I can't read it without hearing her snipe "punk @zz Chauncey"...DEAD!!! I hear it too! Thanks for that laugh!

CaliGirlED said...

"You're too intelligent to be that into sports." This.right.here and the picture, "Flag on the play"! Why do people think that backhanded compliments will get them somewhere?...The $itch$ssedness that punk@ss Chauncey displayed is irritating to say the least. Ok so he doesn't like sports, but he tried to insult something that you obviously love as a way to turn you from it. And in the first phone conversation?!! WDDDA???

Chele five years from now you would have hated sports, Obama (& Michelle), and anything remotely related to purple!!! No Sir punk@ss Chauncey, you don't get to play with Chele anymore! You forfeited the game, and have been banned from the league! LOSER!!!

Penny said...

Not a big sports fan myself, but I did catch the HBO Special on Michigan and "that wretched college in Columbus, OH." Good show and very enlightening.

maureen palmer said...

Of course it is not about sports, it's what Oprah calls "life whisphers". Something about this conversation gave you a pause and you listened.

I once went on date with guy who equated politics with masculinity huh? Because I love politics I could not be feminine. WDDA.

Natasha Hunter said...

Ok, and my boughettoness is showing once again because I thought back to Menace II Society with "faqq0t @zz Chauncey" instead of the Game... lol... pray for me. :)

maureen palmer said...

"Michele, you are killing me. Sports are nothing but a money hustle made up by rich white men and played by people who can't do anything else. You know that right? I mean you have to know they hold no socially redeeming value. Wait, did you like date a jock? Is that what this is about? Please say no." I have a problem with this type of thinking.

Reecie said...

thats my reference for Chauncey as well. lol

Penny said...

No, you did not overreact. IMHO the objective of meeting someone that you have determined to be attractive is to get them to think you are attractive as well (and I don't limit this to physical traits) and generate interest in each other. You do want the people that you like to like you back, right?? I am not a big sports fan, but I get that there are people who spend a tremendous amount of their time watching sports and participating in sports related activities. (I used to sit next to a guy who, I would swear spent more time on fantasy football than the job he was being paid to do.) Anyone who approaches someone they don't know with a condescending and presumptuous manner (not to mention with rudeness) about the way in which they spend their personal time and energy is not someone with whom you would want to get to know any further.

C Nelson said...

If my interest is not at least two out of three bad things -- illegal, immoral, or dangerous -- you do not get to criticize me for liking it. My kink is not your kink. I get that. I'm gonna look at you a little oddly when you pull out your coin collection too, or try to convince me that nude parasailing is the experience I've been missing all my life. But unless I'm carrying your DNA and you made my body from scratch, all you get to do is tell me why you don't like it, and then change the subject. Anything else is beyond the pale. What would he have done if you'd actually been an athlete yourself, one wonders? Should Venus and Serena count themselves safe from his attentions because they're not intelligent enough?

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

*singing* Hail to the victors valiant, hail to the conquering heroes...

Just_A_Thought1218 said...

Ha, no boughettoness - unless said movie/its previews is just a straight hot mess (especially movies with black men in drag), black movies get support from me. I simply filed Menace to Society somewhere far back in the recesses of my brain. That, and I had to sneak to watch it on a shoddy VHS because my mother didn't let me watch such films.

J B said...

Jerk avoided. See, Chele, you even gave him a choice: "We could do something else [tonight] or we could catch up tomorrow." This shows that even with your passions, you can be compromising, and he didn't even notice. Fail. He was still bitter about his prom date being stolen by Jackson Jock.

Michele said...

No, you did not overreact. He gave you a preview of what was to come and you were smart enough to recognize that.

MelaninEnriched said...

Ok, besides the litany of other things that were just so wrong with this exchange (that has already been mentioned), I'm also struck by his inflexibility and his inability to compromise. How did he go from you wanting to watch the Slam Dunk contest versus getting drinks? The two didn't have to be mutually exclusive AND both could have easily been done OR he could have suggested a later or earlier time, whatever. OR, he could have done the gentlemanly thing and gone along with it because it's what you wanted to do. I'm not a huge basketball fan, (I love football though), but even I enjoy the Slam Dunk contest. Anyway, at least you learned early.

thinklikeRiley said...

Ninjas that can't do, hate.
Onto da next.

Jamie Wesley said...

One thing I've learned in my life is not to disparage people about their interests because I've had it happen to me more than once, and it ticks me off. You like what you like and shouldn't have to apologize for it.

I probably would've been out when he said he didn't like sports. I'm a huge sports fan, and I can't deal for very long with someone questioning why I want to watch the Heat and Celtics play when I'm a Mavericks fan or why I want to watch a game period.

But good for you for not throwing in the towel right away.

BUT THEN he just made it worse by showing how not with it he is. Obviously you ARE into sports if you want to watch the slam dunk contest. How far did he think he was going to get by telling you that your interests are stupid?

diamond life said...

Sorry. I don't trust a man who doesn't watch some flavor of sports. I know that makes me just as narrow minded as him - I'm okay with that.

SingLikeSassy said...

I didn't think there were two men like this out there! Mr. SLS isn't a sports watcher either (though he was never an a-hole about it like this dude). This meant I could plan activities and didn't have to consult any game schedules. That was a breath of fresh air after dating a guy who it seemed couldn't ever do anything because of "the game." But then, I had to work around his musician gig schedule, which I later found out was sometimes his cocoa stirring with other women schedule. Hm. BUT I DIGRESS...

Anyway, Chauncey can kick rocks. Yeah, you wanted to watch the game and if he wanted to watch you he could have brought his ass out and got with the program. On to the next!!

Still praying to jeebus for that pearl for our OneChele.

Rob said...

Like you said, it wasn't so much that he didn't like sports but that he had to be a d*ck about it.
Oh - and thanks for the new word. I had to look up "Supercilious" - educated azz. LOL.

Pure Choco said...

I had a guy act like this over my TV watching. Pardon me for not watch PBS and the history channel all damn day. You don't have to like what I like, just don't down it. You kept it classy

MochaMuffin said...

Ha - I had to look it up too!

MochaMuffin said...

Flag on the play indeed! Tell Chauncey we're sorry every woman he ever wanted left him for an athlete. Dude is choking on that haterade.

Sol_dier said...

Can you imagine how he would react to actual 'kink'. I mean dude would be like ..
erm no. this is how we do it. I can't believe you want to do that.

He probably has to buy his dates. (in every sense of the word)

Sol_dier said...

No. You didn't over-react.
You haven't been on a date yet and dude is already trying to dictate what your likes should be. Dude was impolite, rude, obnoxious and quite frankly ill mannered to boot.

Where would it end?, would he also try to tell you how to chew your food, what direction the labels should face on tinned goods (remember that movie sleeping with the enemy?)

Honestly, you were patient. I would have politely ended the call with : 'I'm no longer interested, thank you and goodbye.' (I've done it, and if I have to.. I'll do it again).

OneChele said...

Yeah... I graduated from that "Give a Brother a Break" school of thought a while back.

blackprofessor said...

Go Blue!!

OneChele said...

*shudders* My worst nightmare.

OneChele said...

Life is too short, isn't it?

OneChele said...

A drink is just a drink. He didn't have to love sports for that. I'm always of the "he might be useful" networking on down the road mindset. But after the 'tude - wasn't worth it.

William Martin said...

It must be said - What part of the game is that?
No ma'am.
Skidmarks on the pavement, no looking back.
He had one shot, he blew it.

OneChele said...

My thoughts exactly.

OneChele said...

*curtsies* Thank you sir

OneChele said...

If you ca't disguise your inner *sshole on a phone call... that's a bad sign.

blackprofessor said...

No overreacting, just reading the tea leaves correctly! Arrogant, pompous and very much with a chip on his shoulder is a no go!

**steps up to the mic**
I confess that I am not a sports fan! Guys always assume I am a basketball/football fanatic because I attended/work at schools in the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences but I don't even understand the rules behind basketball and football, let alone baseball or soccer.
**runs out of Bougieland for the day***

OneChele said...

Can you imagine the conversation about rap?

C Nelson said...

Oh, see, I wasn't going to go that far. It's often the control freaks who tend to be ... a little oddly spiced with the cocoa, shall we say, but you really can't tell till you get there. But I have enough control freaks in my life that I can't get away from to tolerate one that I can. When you start telling me what I ought to like and think for you to believe I'm ___, clearly what I am is not submissive enough for you, and you should go find an actual bottom.

JohnKinPDX said...

Bruh came at you all sideways. Not a good start.

OneChele said...

There were a few reasons I went with Chauncey - it seemed to fit ;-)

OneChele said...

No Diggity.

OneChele said...

Old boy would've had to catch me over 10 years ago to influence me like that, okay maybe 15. Either way, life is too damn short for that level of nonsense!

OneChele said...

I've never heard anything like that - that's crazy

OneChele said...

A huge problem!

OneChele said...

That was my thought

OneChele said...

You had me at "Jerk avoided"

CaliGirlED said...

"He was still bitter about his prom date being stolen by Jackson Jock." LOL

OneChele said...

Indeed.

Leo the Yardie Chick said...

Oh Lawd 'ave mercy. =_=

CaliGirlED said...

This.right.here!...My ex wasn't a huge football fan (loved basketball), but given the option to go hang out at a sports bar, watch a football game and have a good time, he was ALL IN!

OneChele said...

I tend to bolt at the first sign of shiggity these days as is.

OneChele said...

Well said, Riley.

CaliGirlED said...

I love learning! Can't wait to use this one!

OneChele said...

I have to assume some thirsty chick put up with his nonsense before

OneChele said...

Ha! Ive never been around guy who aren't into sports so it threw me a little bit. To each his own.

OneChele said...

Keep the prayers up! I need every one of them.

OneChele said...

Here in BougieLand, you laugh and you learn. Ha!

CaliGirlED said...

"...what direction the labels should face on tinned goods (remember that movie sleeping with the enemy?)"...You hit the nail on the head with this one! A lot of women find this type of behavior flattering at first, then they find themselves being instructed and watched from the time they brush their teeth in the morning til the time they go to bed at night.

Leon X said...

Side Note: Blake Griffin has a real vacant look in his eyes. He looks as if he gets all of his information downloaded to him in the morning. That dunk over the Kia (NBA product placement) could not have been his idea.

CaliGirlED said...

Yeah today might get a little rough for you, LOL! But I love your honesty!

OneChele said...

The whole thing reminded me (a little too much) of the Holier Than Thou Dude I chatted with a while back: http://www.blacknbougie.com/2010/07/no-shiggity-holier-than-thou-folks.html

OneChele said...

HA. T-shirt? "Haterade Kills"

CaliGirlED said...

LOL

OneChele said...

Sometimes it's best to get while the gettin' is good.

OneChele said...

He really did!

OneChele said...

You don't have to be a sports fan - just not a sports hater ;-)

OneChele said...

Terrible start

OneChele said...

Amen

OneChele said...

Oh goodness.

BlackButterfly said...

No you didn't overact. "You're too intelligent to be that into sports." That was a classic "let me see what her self esteem is like" question. Boo-oooo on him!

Steve said...

Serge Ibaka got robbed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo8drXa9nBw

Steve said...

^^^What he said.

michaeldavis said...

Blake griffin - Nice guy, great player...but I think he's a cyborg. No emotion, and I thought it would've been hotter if he dunked, released the rim and slid into the drivers seat, and drove off.

Also, Ibaka copied the Teddy Bear dunk (just can't find the youtube right now).

Cherelle D. Mattox said...

Oh please do this t-shirt. I would totally buy that thing and walk around everyday with it on.

michaeldavis said...

this may require two posts...

1- HECK TO THE NAW! I wish I could find a woman who I got along with AND wanted to watch the Slam Dunk Contest...

2- Let's address the line, "Sports are nothing but a money hustle made up by rich white men and played by people who can't do anything else." It shows that he's ignorant, thinking WAY to far into it, and most importantly also can't express/conduct himself properly when disagreeing about things.

3- the way he acted he deserved to be named after the guy in Menace II Soceity who was a hot mess.

Kicked.to.Curb.Done.Next.

michaeldavis said...

as promised, post #2....helpful hints from my friend Tina from Philly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkrNYz-mdTc

Natasha Hunter said...

After rereading the story I have images of him self-talking himself in the mirror after you two got off the phone. "She'd rather watch a contest, than go out with me? Hmph, men like me don't come around everyday, she doesn't know what she's missing. Girl, you better recognize!" LOL might not of actually happened, but funny to me...

MichelleG said...

Hi Chele! Hi BougieLand! I've been a fan for a while and today's my first post. I promise to stop lurking.

No you did not overreact. I would have done the same thing. I could have written this post myself down to being a card carrying member of P.R.E.A.M! Sick of my married friends thinking I have to change to meet the interests of whatever fool they want to introduce me to. He likes that I'm fit but has not set foot in a gym since HS (wish men would understand that no part of the big belly is attractive). He likes that I go to church but he hasn't set foot in church since John was baptized. What math did you take to deduce he was a good match for me?

I can watch opera on Friday then buckle down for my football on the weekends so either get with it or over it. I know what I like and football happens to be one of my interests. I can tolerate if you don't like football but you'll either accept that my fall schedule is planned around my Nittany Lions and my NY Football GIANTS or in the words of CeeLo.....forget you :).

Can I request "No Country for Supercilious *ssholes" t-shirt?

GrownAzzMan said...

Oh no he diiiiiint! Of course it is not that he doesn't watch or care about sports. It is the tone that says he puts down those who do. It could have been the ballet, or hip hop or anything else. What kind of a first impression is he trying to make? You were so right to click

MyEmergence said...

I high-fived you all over Twitter and throughout this post. It's *NOT* about sports, but about attitude and presumptuous behavior. No loss on your part, but he'll be kicking himself once he figures that out.

Chance said...

Ha! I am howling over this comment:

"He likes that I go to church but he hasn't set foot in church since John was baptized."

I have gotten my laugh for the day. That is all! lolololololol

Sol_dier said...

clearly what I am is not submissive enough for you, and you should go find an actual bottom

Madame! This is genius!.

Leon X said...

That whole dunk was orchestrated for him. All he had to do was show up and dunk the ball. Victor Stone game proper.

CaliGirlED said...

LOL, gave me a good laugh too!

CaliGirlED said...

"He likes that I go to church but he hasn't set foot in church since John was baptized." *died twice*

CaliGirlED said...

Hi my name is Punk@ss Chauncey and I'm an @sshole. Wanna go out?...At least it would have been honest and more direct. LOL

GrownAzzMan said...

This --> "If you ca't disguise your inner *sshole on a phone call... that's a bad sign."

GrownAzzMan said...

Is this a good time to ask, who is Tasha Mack?

GrownAzzMan said...

Cyborg?

bougiesis said...

Is it wrong for me to roll back to the beginning of the post and say Mr. C should have kicked his screen game up a bit? He knows what the dating scene has been like in Bougieland and now, another one bites the dust.

On to the next....

Stephanie said...

What planet did he drop from.. A true dislike for sports and he has a negative attitude... truly sad case

GrownAzzMan said...

I have never had a problem dating a woman who didn't like sports as long as she understood that I am obsessed with them. If you can live with the fact that our lives will be managed so as not to conflict with the Lakers playoff schedule and any interruption during the game needs to have the word hospital in it someplace then we are all good...LOL

keishabrown said...

character on The Game

keishabrown said...

purple please!!!!

keishabrown said...

this post.
sigh.
the smart citizens of bougieland have already said everything that's needed to be said.
but can i still (to quote one of my fave BnB comments EVERER) tell punka$$Chauncey to kick rocks with flip flops?
thanks. i feel better.

ps: can we also pray there is an NFL season to watch in September or we'll need to start a support group.
thanks. ;)

Jasmin said...

Oh bleh..."Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame, wake up the echoes calling her name..." ;-)

OneChele said...

Well welcome out of Lurkerville! I say let's make P.R.E.A.M. a movement.

GammasWorld said...

Girl you know you didn't overreact ... you just know. I'm a self-confessed TV addict ... have been since I was a child ... love it and I'm not shamed. Okay I'm a little ashamed over RHOA but we ain't talking bout me. We don't have to like the same TV shows, hobbies, books, but you will respect that I do. Period. Just as I will respect yours. I dated a guy who loved NASCAR. To me it was an invitation for a nap. Watching all those cars go round and round and round. Well it wasn't my thing and I just couldn't watch it on TV but he took me to a race and it was actually fun in person (kinda like baseball). Long story short, we don't have to like the same things but we will respect each others' passions and that's all there is to it. Dude wasn't respectful. Not in the least. Boy bye.

mutemia said...

Long time lurker...No way did you over react. One of my deal breakers is a guy insulting me or delivering a backhanded compliment in when we've just met. Playful ribbing fine, but dude was just don't right rude and smelling himself. I'm sure he wouldn't have taken it well if you insulted him over some activity, hobby, etc he enjoyed that you didn't.

Mazz said...

It would be interesting to know what sport he enjoys or what he does for exercise.

Alvin Milton said...

I don't think you over reacted. I think he wasn't wrong necessarily for sharing his viewpoint as we are all entitled to one, but I do believe he went about it the wrong way. His projection of his feelings on the subject on you and calling your intelligence into question were simply epic fail.

Brittany Geneva said...

CLEARLY ole dude is salty because an athlete took his last woman....#loser #gladyoulefthimalone #thatisall

Nadette said...

Chele, overreact, you did NOT! OOOOH CHILE! this story had me rolling my neck, and talkin to the screen. I don't even watch sports (except the world cup), and I want to give this guy a piece of my mind. I mean really, "too intelligent to watch sports" what the hell is that supposed to mean? I kinda wish it would have been worth it to break it down for this here silly uppity negro, but clearly, he wasn't worth the effort. I guess my question is to him, what is he in to? opera? classical music? "fine art"? all those things are great, don't get me wrong, but they just don't compare to the excitement and and entertainment factor of sports. He's a wackarnold. #NEXT!

samrx said...

A good writer is the one who takes people along with them in the story. You belong to one of those good writers category because your article surely does take me along with you to places and events. This makes me feel so fresh and cool after reading them.

Bunni said...

Giants fan for life! Go Blue!!

Evansaw said...

We get it, and the sad thing is, he didn't. Your love of sports is one of the things that makes you who you are. If he did not want to take the time to see why you like them so much, rather than putting sports down, he could have at least agreed to meet another time and steered away from a confrontation about your likes right off the bat. What a loser....

Alvin Milton said...

I don't think you over reacted. I think he wasn't wrong necessarily for sharing his viewpoint as we are all entitled to one, but I do believe he went about it the wrong way. His projection of his feelings on the subject on you and calling your intelligence into question were simply epic fail.

Sol_dier said...

No. You didn't over-react.
You haven't been on a date yet and dude is already trying to dictate what your likes should be. Dude was impolite, rude, obnoxious and quite frankly ill mannered to boot.

Where would it end?, would he also try to tell you how to chew your food, what direction the labels should face on tinned goods (remember that movie sleeping with the enemy?)

Honestly, you were patient. I would have politely ended the call with : 'I'm no longer interested, thank you and goodbye.' (I've done it, and if I have to.. I'll do it again).

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