A Tale of Two Chicas

You suck! April 29, 2011

When I arrived home after work Wednesday afternoon, I found that my Chicago Bulls car flag finally came in the mail.

I was so stoked that I immediately put the flag on my car and drove to class with the windows down and music blasting. I was driving for no more than 30 seconds until this Pittsburgh yinzer screams, “You suck!” I immediately rolled up my windows and opted to turn on the AC. God forbid, I have to hear another one of these fools yell at me.

I thought about it and I guess it was a bad day to be riding around in Bulls gear. The Penguins were playing Game 7 in their playoff series and it was the chatter all throughout town. The Penguins ended up being eliminated, by the way.

Last night, I was telling my boyfriend how I still couldn’t believe someone screamed, “You suck,” at me. He brought up a good point right after that.

He said that if I was riding around in Chicago with a Pittsburgh Penguins car flag people would think, “Pittsburgh Penguins? What’s that?” He said since everyone in Pittsburgh knows who the Bulls are, of course people were going to scream, “You suck.” I couldn’t stop laughing because it’s so true.

I added that I would like to conduct an experiment. I would ride around Chicago with my car decked out in Penguins gear and tally not how many people would scream, “You suck,” at me (because that would never even happen in the first place) but rather how many people would give me the, “What the hell are Pittsburgh Penguins?” look.

I will be back with the results at a later date.

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