After the game there was a spectacular fireworks show, and the people who'd been at the game were allowed to watch from center field, the best seats in town. This time there was a guy behind us with his family. Like the young woman, he talked nonstop, but the difference was that he wanted everyone to hear him. He was certain that he was entertaining the entire crowd with his cleverness and charm. One of his more brilliant witticisms was to yell "Boom!" when the fireworks exploded, just in case we couldn't hear the fireworks themselves. He did this about 100 times. He also liked to yell, "Make it happen!" as the rockets shot upward. He encouraged his kids to join in, and sometimes they did. Good training, so they could grow up to be obnoxious cretins just like their old man.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
People Who Sit Behind Me
Yesterday evening we went to see the Sonoma Stompers play baseball. We sat in front of a some young people, including a woman who talked almost nonstop. She also used the word "like" a lot. At one point she was telling one of her friends about the movie version of The Bird Cage, which starred like Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, who were like these two gay guys who pretended to be like straight because one of them had like a son who was getting married . . . and you get the idea. I found this annoying, but it wasn't intended to annoy me. It was just a private conversation that I couldn't help overhearing.