Happy Friday puck nuts! Since you received your wonderful Canes and Ducks recap from Dan earlier today, I’m going to give you a different story from the game. It is more of a fun, little tale to help you get through this last day of the work week.
The weather in Raleigh, North Carolina was stunning Thursday, clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 70’s. I enjoyed tailgating with friends before the game. It appeared to be a normal, enjoyable evening at the RBC Center.
Let me start by saying I have an enormous dislike for the cup holders at the Canes’ arena. They are too shallow and too loose. Spills are inevitable and I cry over spilled beer. Don’t even get me started on the cup holders that are attached to the seat in front of you. I always seem to have a hyperactive five year old that bounces and kicks until my drink develops a high tide and crashes onto the floor. Noooo!
During the second period, my wonderful husband placed a full beer in the cup holder between us to share. He even bought the kind I like (brown ale) even though it is not his favorite. How romantic. Anyways, he got a little excited about a near penalty and launched from his seat. You can guess what happened from that point. Gravity shifted and splashing brown brew flew in my direction. It somehow soaked my entire backside and thighs. I still am not sure how my butt managed to get completely soaked while I was sitting on it.
Cold, stinky, and embarrassed, I had to get to the bathroom to dry off. Although, I dare not leave my seat during the period. So I waited about 10 minutes before rushing up a very long set of stairs, knowing everyone behind me was probably assuming I made a large mess in my pants after Jamie McBain’s goal…woo! I like you Bainer, but not that much.
I finally made it to the bathroom, grabbed a handful of paper towels, and rushed into a stall. I stripped off my pants so I could effectively clean the back of my jeans. So there I was…pantless and reeking of beer when my door flung open and a women managed to take a full step in before noticing the half naked weirdo. Raise your hand if you feel awkward. *raises hand*
Ok, I left one tiny piece of information out, but I’ve come this far so what the heck. Nature called during my clean up, so I was completely pantless, peeing, and cleaning crotch-stained brown pants when my unexpected visitor arrived.
What’s a girl to do? Apologize. All I could manage before she pivoted to run away was, “I’m sorry!”
I’ll probably be even more sorry I shared this story, but we have all been there, right?! Right?!
Cheers to closing time Caniacs! Enjoy your weekend and show up loud and proud at tomorrow’s game against the Florida Panthers.