Monday, August 24, 2009

Taking it all too seriously

Up in this part of the country, people seem to be a little too obsessed about one person in particular. Depending on who you listen to, either this person is the savior for an entire state, or he's bound and determined to bring everything and everyone crashing down into failure along with him. We never thought that anyone would get that kind of power just for wearing a jersey with the number 4 emblazoned on it. And yet, while many people view this lone person as a guaranteed hero, many others view him as an impending goat.

About that goat thing, though. It probably isn't something that should be taken too seriously. Certainly not with an actual goat, and plans for slaughter.

A automotive repair shop was greeted with a purple-and-gold goat when a woman pulled in, asking for a belt to be replaced. Apparently belts get worn out pretty quickly when you're driving a goat around town. We would have thought that any sort of maintenance would be done before carting around a live animal inside an enclosed space, but we just don't quite speak crazy, apparently. Oh, we also probably wouldn't have alerted the shop, not only to the animal, but to what we planned to do with it.

Fine, we understand that people are sports fans. We even get the level of hero-worship and doom-and-gloom that tends to go along with people rooting for their favorite teams and/or players. But once you bring a goat into the picture, all bets are off.

After all, everyone knows that goats are St. Louis fans.

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