Mandrama #2

I have a confession of a time I did express some mandrama verbally. Some of you know this story, but I’ll share it with those who don’t. A few of my closest friends consider it one of my greatest, though quite crude, moments. I doubt it will come across that well via my blog, though. So, you should have been there.

The scenario was this: Darin and I and maybe Puffy were attending a girl’s basketball game at Harbor Beach sometime in high school—probably our junior or senior year. We were entering the gym, walking along the baseline toward Harbor Beach’s student section. As we near the sideline, we start to look for seats. But we certainly aren’t planning on plopping down next to opposing fans.

Some Harbor Beach girl looks at me and, with a tone in her voice, points out that “Visitor seating is over there.”

I proceed to look her right in the eyes and say: “Yeah? And you’re ugly.”

Stunned, we suspect from the look on her face, she didn’t respond. And we kept looking for seats.

I doubt this qualifies as official mandrama because I was actually quoting someone else’s mandrama—Ace Ventura’s. He says it to Courtney Cox’s character in a heated argument they have in Pet Detective. I don’t remember thinking that this Harbor Beach girl was particularly ugly; it was just the first thing that came to my mind.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.