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Old 02-25-2005, 01:21 PM
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I was in a restaurant ordering lunch today in Orland Park. I was wearing my
Sox jacket. A manager from this restaurant says to me "We don't serve Sox
fans here." All I did was smile at him. I felt like saying something but I know its not worth it. Obviously a pathetic flub fan. I do feel better I kept my composure instead of getting into an argument. I can't wait for the season to start.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:26 PM
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I was in a restaurant ordering lunch today in Orland Park. I was wearing my
Sox jacket. A manager from this restaurant says to me "We don't serve Sox
fans here." All I did was smile at him. I felt like saying something but I know its not worth it. Obviously a pathetic flub fan. I do feel better I kept my composure instead of getting into an argument. I can't wait for the season to start.
Rich
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What is that restuarant...I will never go there.

And the other day when I was in Carson's at the Orland Mall the cashier looked at my White Sox Pride Wristband and said, "oooo...I have a Cubs one." I said, "That's unfortunate" Then I left. (I know, that sounds a little Hangerish, but I get to have some sometimes...don't I?)
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:28 PM
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And the other day when I was in Carson's at the Orland Mall the cashier looked at my White Sox Pride Wristband and said, "oooo...I have a Cubs one." I said, "That's unfortunate" Then I left. (I know, that sounds a little Hangerish, but I get to have some sometimes...don't I?)
When people tell my dad that they're cub fans, his standard response is, "Well, that's your problem."

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:28 PM
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I was in a restaurant ordering lunch today in Orland Park. I was wearing my
Sox jacket. A manager from this restaurant says to me "We don't serve Sox
fans here." All I did was smile at him. I felt like saying something but I know its not worth it. Obviously a pathetic flub fan. I do feel better I kept my composure instead of getting into an argument. I can't wait for the season to start.
Rich
Wow, did you walk out? I would have.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:34 PM
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Wow, did you walk out? I would have.
I would have too, after letting them know none of the many Sox fans I knew would be spending their money there from now on.
And wait a minute... isn't Orland Park sort of Sox country anyway? What was the idiot thinking?
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:38 PM
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Two things

What is that restuarant...I will never go there.

And the other day when I was in Carson's at the Orland Mall the cashier looked at my White Sox Pride Wristband and said, "oooo...I have a Cubs one." I said, "That's unfortunate" Then I left. (I know, that sounds a little Hangerish, but I get to have some sometimes...don't I?)
It was the A&w by the target on lagrange and 159th.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:40 PM
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Wow, did you walk out? I would have.
No I stayed and ate. I did want to show my class to the other customers
standing in line.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:41 PM
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No I stayed and ate. I did want to show my class to the other customers
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If you wanted to do that you could have just mooned him.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:41 PM
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It was the A&w by the target on lagrange and 159th.
The A&W/ Long John Silvers? Never been in the place and glad I haven't yet.

Orland Park is sort of "Sox" Country. There are a lot of Cubs fans because there are a lot of college kids out here. Not that they live out here, just that there are a ton of families with kids in college and they show that by being Cubs fans.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:43 PM
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When people tell my dad that they're cub fans, his standard response is, "Well, that's your problem."

Classic.
My standard response is "I'm sorry."
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:48 PM
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I would be dollars to donuts this guy was joking. I use that line in reverse all the time working in restaurants.

"We don't serve flubs fans here."

"Michigan Fan? Why didn't you tell me before I made the pizza, I would have used the bad sausage."

"Your boyfriend/girlfriend seems like a nice guy/girl, but he/she has terrible taste in clothing." - said to too the person with too many Packer fans to count.

I've never had anyone respond in anger. I always say it with a smile and exagerrated eye rolling and facial expressions. It's intended to start a discussion about sports, not to be a traumatic experience for the person I am talking to.

How you could take that seriously and respond so indignantly is beyond me. Trash talking is part of sports rivalrys. You either get it or you need to find another hobby that doesn't make you crazy. It's supposed to be fun and without rivalrys, being a fan isn't nearly so much fun. I know - you could call A&W HQ and raise a huge stink - or better yet, e-mail Brooks Boyer to see if the Sox will authorize a fan boycott...
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:48 PM
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My standard response is "I'm sorry."
Just look at them and say "Well, the first step is admiting that you have a problem". Then hand them a card with whitesoxinteractive.com printed on it and tell them "Just go to this website if you need to seek help."

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:51 PM
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Just look at them and say "Well, the first step is admiting that you have a problem". Then hand them a card with whitesoxinteractive.com printed on it and tell them "Just go to this website if you need to seek help."

Don't be sending us all those flubbie trolls... Are you freaking nuts? What would we do? I mean what will we do? I'd have to spend all day banning trolls and letting the posters pick their smoldering remains... um... okay... I guess it's alright...

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:55 PM
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Don't be sending us all those flubbie trolls... Are you freaking nuts? What would we do? I mean what will we do? I'd have to spend all day banning trolls and letting the posters pick their smoldering remains... um... okay... I guess it's alright...

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You and I both know that it's possible to convert some people if you catch them early enough.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:57 PM
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You and I both know that it's possible to convert some people if you catch them early enough.
They have to want to change and change has to come from within. Most of the people you are talking about are hollow zombies on the inside, devoid of anything but trying to figure out how to "accidentally" spill beer on the girl in the white bikini top in the bleachers.
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