This is the Question of the Week #5 in the Falling for Ewe Swap on Ravelry.
Do you like football?
What is your favorite team?
What happened to Questions 1 through 4? you might ask. I think I answered one or two in the blog somewhere but I can't remember where I put it. But I didn't like the others or they didn't seem to apply to me so I didn't answer them.
This one doesn't apply much either, but it's a good opportunity to tell one of those anecdotes I'm so fond of.
My dad was a practical joker. One of his proudest accomplishments was making his youngest sister ditzy. He did it by answering innocent questions with false information.
"Brother, what is the roller derby?"
"Well, Sister Dear, you know what the Kentucky Derby is?"
"Yes. That's when the horses run around the track."
"Right you are, Little Sister. Well, the Roller Derby is the same thing, except in the Roller Derby, they put roller skates on the horses."
Years later, my aunt's husband would call my dad to laugh about some of the things she fell for. They would roar with laughter over it.
When Aunt Betty was all growed up, the ditzy making fell to me.
The most frustrating thing about this ditzy making was its sleeper nature. Since one didn't know she had the wrong answer, one would not hesitate to pipe up and use her knowledge in front of others whose reaction would range from uncomfortable silence to out-and-out guffaws.
Remember the hollow-J goose-necked smoke sifter? (See Another Yarn Contest: My Black Hills Summer Vacation, archives July 3, 2008). I was set up to fall for that joke where all basic education starts: at home.
To this day I cringe to think that someday I might come forth with some perfectly reasonable explanation for something and face blank stares and titters.
So my answer to the Question of the Week is this:
No, I don't like football TYVM!
So, I don't have a favorite team.
But my favorite player is the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Someday I'll tell you a story about that one. As soon as I quit blushing over it.