Seahawk Saturday and Telemarketers
We had a great time. Mom and I took the regular Metro bus to downtown Seattle. We experienced a bit of old-fashioned gentlemanly courtesy. When we got on, the bus was full, but a young man (30ish?) gave up his seat for mom, and then another one gave up his seat for me so I could sit next to mom. How nice was that? I don’t see that often these days. Usually young men just don’t seem to know old-fashioned manners like that anymore. But I digress…
We got there early and stopped to have a sandwich at a Starbucks near Qwest Field. We inadvertently sat down at the table that has the outlets for computers and some guy came by and sat down opposite us. Within minutes he had his stuff out all over the table – no computer – just his cell phone plugged in and a phone book with markings all in it. He gets on the phone and starts calling people. “Hi, My name is Keevy. Are you set for life or are your business options open?” CLICK. “Hi, My name is Keevy…” and on he goes.
(Seriously. What sort of opening line is that? That would make me hang up in an instant.)
Mom had to go to the restroom and so Keevy starts chatting me up. Uh oh.
“How are you today?” he asks.
“Fine, how are you?” I replied automatically.
“Do you live in Seattle?”
“Bellevue,” I lied.
“Really nice dress you’re wearing.”
“Um. It’s a top.”
“Do you have 15 minutes? I’d like to show you something important.”
“No, actually, I don’t,” I lied again, because it was still an hour or more before the game was going to start and it was hot outside.
At this point I started packing stuff up because when mom came back we were going whether she was ready or not. Argh. Damn telemarketers. We could have hung out there where it was nice and cool. Later, it occurred to me that the Starbucks people should have stopped him from soliciting patrons. Maybe I’ll write them a letter…
Anyway, we were halfway to the stadium and mom said her back was killing her. She has some serious back issues that make mine pale in comparison. She needed Tylenol and I didn’t have any, so we scouted out a first aid station after we stopped and put our stuff at our seats. We ended up hanging out in the first aid station with two of Seattle’s finest paramedics (Marina and Christopher – you rock) while mom cooled off, I found her some ice water, and she took her Tylenol.
Now all’s good, mom feels better, and we go sit in our seats and really enjoyed the game. The sun didn’t go behind the stadium until about 7:30 (game started at 6) so it was pretty hot. I can handle it, but I was worried about mom. She did well, however. Some female Bears fan behind me, however, kept deciding to whistle this ear-piercing whistle and I think my eardrum shattered at one point. Next time I need to remember earplugs.
Here are some pictures of the game, and the beautiful sunset out over the sound that I captured from our seats. What a view.
Me and mom enjoying the breeze and sun.
The view before the game started, depending on where you looked. LOL.
My guy #51 – Lofah Tatupu – front and center:
The sunset – absolutely beautiful.
Today, believe it or not, I’m going to enjoy the sun some more. And the grandbabies. And then catch up on work when it cools down this evening.
Have a great Sunday!