Monday, January 18, 2010

apparently I'm not a fan of anything.

Fan, from the word fanatic--
Main Entry: fa·nat·ic
Pronunciation: \fə-ˈna-tik\
Variant(s): or fa·nat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin fanaticus inspired by a deity, frenzied, from fanum
temple — more at feast
Date: 1550
: marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion


Friday and Saturday, we spent 24 hours at the Kansas
City Royals FanFest.

Not so much in the spirit of the game, you understand,
as in the spirit of good, old fashioned entrepreneurship.
(The Baseball Card Store, serving Kansas City collectors
since 1988.)

Anyway, there were people there who waited in long, snaking
lines for autographs; five and one half hours of wait by one
of our customers.

People of the world, there is no one alive for whom I would
wait five hours to have their name on a piece of paper.
Maybe if it were for their signature on a check for a hefty
sum of money, but not, nay nay, for just an autograph.

In my much younger years, I did wait in a few substantially
shorter autograph lines, but that was for Mickey Mantle and
Joe DiMaggio. You know--Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio, two
of the all time greatest players in the history of baseball?
Those guys.


Who (alive) would you wait in line five hours for?

Anyone?

6 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

Probably wouldn't wait in line 5 hours for a person.....maybe some really good food???

trisha too said...

REALLY good food!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

No one.
I'd be happy to snap a few pictures and leave.

Rhonda Langley said...

Wellll I would definitely NOT wait in line 5 hours for a signature but I would wait in line 4 hours for the privilege of spending $300 and to be the first one to own a WII! Yeah I know crazy? My kids made me!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

We will be waiting about that long to see a number of Christians band at one time for the price of only $10....you cannot buy the tickets before hand, it is a wait in line to get in and see them for only $10 kinda event, that is amazing...we luv going to see great Christian bands.....thanks for making me think about waiting in line type of thing. It is not something I would do in most of the time...have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

trisha too said...

hang on there, Sunshine--no concerts or photos allowed here, only an autograph!!

;)

heck yes, I'd wait in your line, too!