I have a new understanding of what it must feel like being a barn fan.
Last weekend, my family and I were in Mobile, Alabama to enjoy some Mardi Gras fun. While we were waiting for the parade to start my 5 year old daughter had placed her drink on the ground (under a guard rail) to keep it out of the way. While my daughter was playing on the guard rail this older lady, I would say in her upper 50’s came to the railing where my daughter was. After a few minutes I noticed that the woman had kicked my child’s drink out into the road. Before I could say to her that that was my daughters drink, she had a rake out and swiping it further into the street. I looked at her and said," that was my daughters drink and that she wasn’t finished with it." This woman looked at me with a dirty look and said, "Well she shouldn’t have put it there." Before I lost my cool I decided that it wasn’t a good idea to show my ass in front of my family and children. I gave them woman a very disappointed look and they decided to move down the parade line to another spot.
Then my wife walked up and asked where Bri’s drink was. I told her it was knocked over and pushed out into the street by this woman. When I said that, this woman exploded at me telling me I shouldn’t allow my children to have a drink. Being polite I said: "Ma’am, it’s over, let it go and just walk away." She yelled back at me, "You can’t tell me what to do, don’t tell me to leave, I own this place," I continued:"Ma’am Its OVER!!! Let it go and move along." This whole time her Husband, decked head to toe in Barn swag was doing his best to hold her and make her move. She commenced to using profanity and acting as if she needed a sedative in front of my family and all the other families that were present. I tried to be a nice as possible, calling her Ma’am and saying please let it go. The she dropped a BOMB!!! After all of this she yelled, "You can’t tell me what to do, Your just a Stupid Alabama fan!" She couldn’t have called me an A hole or a MF… But a STUPID ALABAMA FAN! Ok, I was taken aback, a stupid Alabama fan huh? "OK Ma’am…Now your showing your ignorance." And here comes the best part for me. At that time, my wife was across the guard rail retrieving my daughters drink can when she heard that. My wife hurtled the guard rail and got into that woman’s face like she was about to rip it off. She said," You can run your mouth and you can be pissed but you DO NOT threaten my husband and you will Never bad mouth Alabama" My mouth was on the sidewalk. You see, my wife is from El Centro, California.
After the woman was dragged away by her husband, there was a crowd around us clapping and yelling…. ROLL TIDE, ROLL TIDE. The best was that everyone on the sidewalk in that area was covered in Bama swag. It was the laugh of the night and everyone asked if they could enjoy the parade with us "Stupid Alabama Fans."
With this experience, I now have a better understanding of how it must feel to be a Barn fan. Sad.
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