One of the regular mall walkers stopped by the Customer Service desk about 3:30 this afternoon to say hello. She said she couldn't talk long because she had to get home by 4:00 to watch the USA Olympic ice hockey game.
(I knew she had her facts wrong. The news this morning said the game started at 11:00 local time. Before lunch I'd seen posts from several businesses on Facebook cheering the team on, and all the restaurants proclaimed they'd have a TV showing the game. On my break I Googled the results and knew who'd won.)
Her lack of knowledge surprised me, because this woman's a big sports fan and usually knows her stuff. She started to argue with me and I started second guessing myself; I used the desk's computer to verify the information again, but turned the monitor so she couldn't see it.
When I told her I knew who'd won she asked me not to tell her. We decided she would be watching a rebroadcast of the game, which would be as good as the original if she didn't know the result.
Five years ago today: No Reaction