Then I started thinking about an incident that occured two weeks ago. I was leaving Chaffin's restaurant and was getting into my car. I have a personalized license plate featuring Florida State University (my alma mater) and do get comments every now and then from people from "Go Noles!" to "GO GATORS!! WOO!!! WOO!!!" the Gators being the rival to FSU. So, I get in the car and I start it and all of a sudden there is a loud knock on my window!
THUD THUD THUD is how my heart was beating and I saw this dude standing there. White guy, probably in his 40s wearing a red baseball cap, I think it had the UofA A on it, can't remember now and a sweatshirt (which I thought was rather odd in this heat, but it was still morning, so hey, whatever!) and what did I do? I rolled the window down. Was that dumb or what? And he says, "I'd rather it said Canes. I'm a Miami man." and he walked away. WTF?!?!?
You approached a person by themself in a parking lot where there is NO ONE ELSE AROUND, knock LOUDLY on their window, scare the shit out of them to tell them you are UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GRADUATE??? Common sense must not have been taught there. (Sorry, Amada!) I was dumbfounded. As I backed out of the parking space I wanted to run him over and scream at him for being so ridiculous. DO NOT approach someone like that. I'm already on guard walking through half deserted parking lots, even in the middle of the day, making sure no one is trying to mug me for my cell phone and $3 or steal my car and you want to knock on the window and tell me that you are a Miami graduate.
But, I was more upset with myself later for having rolled the window down. I wanted him to like me.