If you listen to my show or follow me on Facebook, there is a pretty good chance you’ve heard me crack a joke about Steelers fans and their affection for the friendly confines of Walmart. My reasoning is simple; on the rare occasions I visit a Walmart, I always spot a Roethlisberger or Polamalu-jersied fan.
It is what it is, I suppose …..
Well, earlier this evening I was tasked with traveling to the Walmart, located in Arbutus, to pickup a new cellphone for my daughter. She just NEEDED the new Blackberry and Wally World was selling it for 97 cents, on a limited basis. The same phone is $99 at the local AT&T store.
For those who really know me, I will pretty much go anywhere to save a few bucks, let alone $98.03 …..
So, as I waited at Walmart’s cellphone counter, for nearly two hours, my exhaustion was met with one of the most intriguing sights I’ve seen in recent visits to “America’s Super Store”. It was an image I’ve never, EVER, seen in my 43 years.
Get ready Steelers fans …. This is undoubtedly the moment you have been waiting for …..
Your eyes are not deceiving your brain …..
Indeed, I encountered a lady with purple hair !!!! Of course, she sported the matching Ravens jacket to boost the overall appeal. Let me say she was wearing it proudly, too !!!!
I noticed customers were gawking and some were even breaking out their cellphones for a paparazzi-like photo opportunity. Can you believe people have such nerve?
Here we stand, nearly three entire weeks beyond the Ravens painful demise, at the hands of Ben Roethlisberger and his Pittsburgh cronies. Yet, this FAN still shows her colors and defies the upcoming Super Bowl matchup.
Where else can you find such tradition and loyalty?
So, what do you think my next step was? You’ll have to “click” to the next page to find out …..