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Sympthsical

(9,503 posts)
13. Funny thing about that
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 03:23 PM
Jan 2024

I live in the Bay Area, and my partner and his family are huge, huge, huge 49ers fans. Some days it feels as if their entire American existence hinges on what happens every weekend.

However, my partner won't watch the games. He says he gets too anxious and he's a nervous wreck. He waits until it's over, steels himself, then watches the highlight reel.

So I am not at all - under any circumstances - allowed to tell him what's going on with the game as it's happening, what the score is. Nothing. I cannot even have a facial expression when a game is on (because I am absolutely at least checking a box score and dying to taunt him in various ways about my knowledge of what's going on). I am not allowed to say who won or lost until he does whatever it is he does afterward before checking.

This past weekend, I watched the clock wind down. 49ers win after an epic comeback. The instant the clock hit zero, fireworks allllll over the neighborhood. And I thought, "Ok, if he doesn't know who won just from that . . ."

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