Sunday, September 18, 2011

Conversations and Commentators

Jacob has a pretty quick wit, so I thought I'd share a couple of his recent comments.

Many of the 8th grade football players sit together at the high school football games. I was taking Jacob and a friend through a drive through to get some lunch the day after a game. He's the youngest of four so I think he's learned I ask leading questions sometimes just to see what interesting information may be solicited (such as if there might be an interest in someone particular).
Me: "I noticed there were lots of girls sitting around you guys last night".
Jacob (with no pause or hesitation): "We're not gay".
I had no further follow-up questions at that point and the witness was allowed to step down.

The day after BYU turned the ball over 7 times and was mightily defeated by Utah.
Me: "So are you going to wear your BYU gear to school tomorrow, or are you going to wear your Texas clothes?"
Jacob (again no pause or hesitation): "I'm not going to school."
Jacob has proudly worn his BYU gear through thick and thin, but Monday we will see if this was just too much. (Side note: Does Jimmer still have football eligibility?)

One of Jacob's pet peeves in life is when people or commentators make obvious statements about something. When I was young kids might say something like, "no kidding Sherlock." Now I think they say, "thank you captain obvious". Statements that might get you labeled as a commentator by Jacob are:

  • "If the team scores more points they will win."

  • They really need to make something happen here if they hope to have a chance", when a team is down by multiple touchdowns.

  • "It looks like this game is going to take all of the time".

One comment I recently heard along these lines on TV during a football game was, "He runs low to the ground, but then again, he's only 5-4." Thank you "Mr. Commentator".