So this is why I get weird looks at the grocery store

Backstory:  I come from a basketball family, and my dad still coaches and plays.  Since the domestic violence shelter I work at has a basketball hoop, from time to time my dad donates some basketballs so the chillins can put some mustard on their game.

Brian and I went grocery shopping yesterday after a visit with my parents, and we’re in the parking lot loading grocery bags into the trunk of my car.

Me: Get my dad’s balls out of the way.

Brian: They keep rolling around.  Why are they so leathery and beat-up?

Me: He uses them outside everyday at lunch, and the blacktop is really rough on them.

Brian: Oh, so that’s why he keeps giving them away?

Me: Yeah, when they look like this, they’re no longer good be played with.

Brian: Ha, so then he gives them to kids.

Me: Better than throwing them away.

Brian: Put the balls in that sack so they don’t roll and crush the food.

Me: Ok, I’ll put them in the ball sack for the ride home.

Where was Alec when you need him?

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  2. Leathery. Ugh! This was great — I love me some good ball talk! And my takeaway here is that you use the word “sack.” I’ve tried to beat the Midwestern out of me but still I hear myself saying “sack” at the grocery store checkout lane. It’s disgusting and offensive.

  3. Very funny blog. As was the SNL skit with Alec Baldwin’s balls. I would have liked to seer the whole thing again but the parking lot and your father’s leathery balls was just as good.

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