Dear Wife, Partner, Girlfriend, Aunt, Niece, Mother, Grandmothers, Maids, n all other possible forms of Women......
1. From 9 June to 9 July 2006, you should read the sports section of the newspaper so that you are aware of what is going on regarding the World Cup, and that way you will be able to join in the conversations. If you fail to do this, then you will be looked at in a bad way, or you will be totally ignored. DO NOT complain about not receiving any attention.
2. During the World Cup, the television is mine, at all times, without any exceptions. If you even take a glimpse of the remote control, you will lose it (your eye).
3. If you have to pass by in front of the TV during a game, I don't mind, as long as you do it crawling on the floor and without distracting me.
4. During the games I will be blind, deaf and mute, unless I require a refill of my drink or something to eat. You are out of your mind if you expect me to listen to you, open the door, answer the telephone, or pick up the baby that just fell on the floor....It won't happen.
5. It would be a good idea for you to keep at least 2 six packs in the fridge at all times, as well as plenty of things to nibble on, and please do not make any funny faces to my friends when they come over to watch the games. In return, you will be allowed to use the TV between 12am and 6am, unless they replay a good game that I missed during the day.
6. Please, please, please!! If you see me upset because one of my teams is losing, DO NOT say "get over it, its only a game", or "don't worry, they'll win next time". If you say these things, you will only make me angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more about football than me and your so called "words of encouragement" will only lead to a break up or divorce.
7. You are welcome to sit with me to watch one game and you can talk to me during halftime but only when the commercials are on, and only if the halftime score is pleasing me. In addition, please note I am saying "one" game; hence do not use the World Cup as a nice cheesy excuse to "spend time together".
8. The replays of the goals are very important. I don't care if I have seen them or I haven't seen them, I want to see them again. Many times.
9. Tell your friends NOT to have any babies, or any other child related parties or gatherings that requires my attendance because: a) I will not go, b) I will not go, and c) I will not go.
10. But, if a friend of mine invites us to his house on a Sunday to watch a game, we will be there in a flash.
11. The daily World Cup highlights shown on TV every night is just as important as the games themselves. Do not even think about saying "but you have already seen this...why don't you change the channel to something we can all watch?" because, the reply will be, "Refer to Rule #2 of this list".
12. And finally, please save your expressions such as "Thank God the World Cup is only every 4 years". I am immune to these words, because after this comes the Champions League, Italian League, Spanish League, Premier League, FA Cup, etc.
Originally posted by Sameer Jamal: 6. Please, please, please!! If you see me upset because one of my teams is losing, DO NOT say "get over it, its only a game", or "don't worry, they'll win next time". If you say these things, you will only make me angrier and I will love you less. Remember, you will never ever know more about football than me and your so called "words of encouragement" will only lead to a break up or divorce.
In 2001, Reading FC were in the play off finals in Cardiff against Walsall, and I went to see the game with my dad and my girlfriend. The game finished 1-1, despite Reading being the better team. In extra time, we finally got the deserved reward, and went into the lead. Then disaster - with only minutes left, our defender walloped a clearance straight into the head of a team mate, and the ball spun up and over the keeper and into the net. One minute later Walsall scored again, and got promoted. We were stunned - to see our team play that well, and then to let in two strange goals right at the end to miss out on promotion was gutting.
In the car on the journey home, having got a bit fed up of the stoney silence from my dad and myself, my girlfriend said "Don't worry, its only a game".
There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
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[ May 17, 2006: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
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I remember the 1994 football world cup I was little bit upset because of my highschool result as I didnt got the antipated marks and my dad said dont worry we'll be watching a very exciting football match today you cannot improve you marks but can enjoy the match.