June 23, 2006

World Cup Fever, Louisiana Style

Just witnessed/took part in the following exchange at the Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (don't ask):

Guy in Booth (looking up at scoreboard showing FRA vs. TOGO): Hey, does anyone know...what's T-O-G-O stand for?
Me: It's a country in Africa.
Guy in Booth: [pauses and stares blankly]
Me: That's the whole name -- Togo.
Guy in Booth: Oh.
Perky Waitress (sensing an opportunity to chime in on the conversation): I have a question...do y'all know...did you see...did the U.S.A., did we win yesterday?
Me: No.
Woman in Different Booth: We got beat down.

And who said Americans don't care about soccer?


Anonymous Aimee Berg said...

Togo is great...I once covered a crossword puzzle tournament there for a Mexican news service and had an AMAZING time.

I guess people in Louisiana are stupid -- don't they read the New York Times?

7:51 PM, June 23, 2006  
Blogger jimmyrad said...

What the hell were you doing at "Lone Star Steakhouse" in Louisiana? Terrible decision.

9:44 AM, June 27, 2006  

Post a Comment

<< Home