Think of me as you will, but I balance my life around Alabama football games. Sure, it might seem stupid. Yeah, it's just a game. I would never argue otherwise. It's entertainment. It won't affect any world conflicts or feed any starving people. And while it's insignificant in that regard, it's important to me. I want to see all twelve to fourteen games. If there’s work to be done, I’ll work around the Bama game. If that means I need to wake up at 4:30 AM so I’ll be free by noon, I’ll do it. If there is work to be done, I’ll stay late on Friday. I want to see the Bama games whether they're undefeated, winless, or something in between; is that too much to ask?
For starters, they only play twelve to fourteen games a year (for three to four hours at a time) so I don't think it's unreasonable to expect people not to bother me during any one of these twelve to fourteen days. If you do bother me, hey, live with the beast. Move your own furniture; paint your own house; enjoy your wedding; take care of your stuff without me. I’ve told you when I can help. I’ve explained my boundaries.
From a moral and philosophical standpoint, I work hard every day. I take care of things as soon as necessary. I pay my bills. I try to be a good man. Aside from that, I don't have a lot of interest in much, so yeah, I get rather pissy if people schedule events at the same time as an Alabama football game. It's one of the few things to which I look forward. If you do this, I’m probably not going to be there. Call me rude, childish, or whatever, but I’ve given my boundaries.
If you’re my employer…I’ll work around the game. If there is twenty hours of work to be done, I’ll do ten before the game and ten after. That’s me.
So…that said, if you put your wedding on a Saturday in the fall, good luck and God bless. Congratulations, but I won't be there until the game's over.
If you have a problem with that reread the first few paragraphs of this post. If you still have a problem...tough. I guess I'll just have to miss both the wedding and the reception.