Sunday, March 9, 2014
Getting Some Culture
Oh, it was interesting all right!
When Bethany saw them banging into each other and the sideboards she thought that is what I meant. When the first real fist fight, knock-down-to-the-ground-fight began her face was absolutely priceless. She went completely pale and slack-jawed. And then the crowd went ballistic cheering for the fight and for the long-haired-bad-boy cheering for himself as he skated to the penalty box. Bethany was so horrified and appalled. She could not believe grown men were behaving this way. She declared, "I do not like hockey."
I agreed they were behaving very badly. I told her to just think of the evening as a cultural experience. She didn't have to enjoy it, but she could enjoy observing different people in a different setting. She still wasn't buying it.
I told her don't worry, soon you can go play your violin in Abravanel Hall and cleanse your soul. So she did.
I must say that while it wasn't quite as exciting as the hockey game, I enjoyed it much more as well.