Liverpool Football, typically a good team, has been suffering horribly this season-loosing to teams that are embarrassingly bad, top players being injured, and their manager in particular coming under fire for some very poor decisions. Please understand: the only reason I know these things is because Simon is a Liverpool fan.
Liverpool lost to Reading two nights ago-a team that's in a lower league, so theoretically, it *should* have been a foregone conclusion that Liverpool would win. Not so-thus continuing to add to the agony of Liverpool fans for the year.
So, it was kinda fun to get in the elevator this morning, and see a co-worker with his Liverpool coffee mug. I decided to 'take the piss' (ie give him a hard time) and said, 'should you really be seen in public with that mug after the other nite?' Now, there are two great things about me making this statement: A) I'm a girl and B) I'm American. The combination *should* mean I don't know poo about the sport (for the most part...). The look on his face when I made the statement to begin with was priceless. Then I decided to take the piss further and said, 'and, you know it's bad when an American points this out!.' By then, his mate in the elevator began to laugh a bit, and I then sealed the deal with, 'never mind an American Girl!'
Then, we got to his floor, and both guys got off the elevator. And, just as they were exiting, Liverpool Mug guy's mate began to give him serious grief.
Ah, that was good fun.