Re: question for all of you "die-hards"
posted at 5/5/2011 4:44 PM EDT
In Response to question for all of you "die-hards"
I've been a life long Bruins fan now for 30 years plus, they are one of two real passions I have in life (not to say I just like 2 things, the B's just get me going like few things can!). I play league hockey when I can, I own several pieces of Bruins merchandise, I watch probably about 90% of the regular season games and all of the playoffs. I consider myself a pretty hard core fan... I've been with my girl for 2 1/2 years, we've been living together for about 1 1/2 years, and I even moved from the Boston area to Northern VA for her and her job. Naturally, I bought the NHL package so I could follow them (I didnt see any other choice) so I always have the option to watch them. During the season, I would normally DVR the games so I could watch them when she was busy or not around, as she is definitely NOT a fan. Whatever, I know some people arent into hockey and I can respect that, so for her, I tried to be accommodating. But now that the playoffs are here and in full swing, I try to watch the games real-time. This has started many fights between us, for example, last night, she wanted to watch TV at 9:30, and the game was still going on (I believe it ended at 9:37), and I told her "just a few more minutes". She saw the score and said the B's were going to win and basically said I was being selfish (because I wouldnt give her the tv) and pretty much blew up at me. She doesnt understand my passion for the B's, even if they are up and going to win, I need to finish watching it. With all that said, its not like I dont return the favor. Other nights that she wants to watch TV, I'll let her, knowing I'll want to watch the B's the nights they're on. Give and take, make a compromise, all that jazz, but she thinks its unbalanced and that I'm selfish and dont spend enough time with her (which is BS, IMO, I make the weekends all about her). So my question to all of you die-hards out there with significant others who don't like hockey, how do you all work it out so that you dont end up in the penalty box? Cheers Josh
Posted by bigMonty
1. Get another TV. Or,
2. Get another girlfiend.
This isn't about hockey, it's about power and control. If she's that selfish, whiny and uncompromising, this attitude will continue in other areas of your relationship. Bank on it.