Participation

Last week in Attachment I mentioned my friend Dave from Orlando.  Well, he’s not from Orlando, he’s from England, but I met him in O-town.  It’s odd that he’s coming up for a second time here because I haven’t talked to him in years.

One day I asked him he liked hockey, which is my favorite team sport.  He said something like, “Not one for watching sport. It’s not a particularly British thing to do.  We participate in sport.”

Being a typical American I had always been one for watching. I’ve certainly never played ice hockey before.

It’s been 6 or 7 years since that conversation, and oh how things have changed.  I haven’t watched a single race this year, I watched two hockey games, and one baseball game.  But I’m a participant now in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling, as are 95% of my friends.

My, how utterly British of me.

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