Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Controversial Red Sweatshirt

As I make very clear, I often purchase things from Hannah Andersson. During their Christmas sale, I purchased this sweatshirt in red. Red is a good color on me. The price was right and I own the very same sweatshirt jacket in pink and I wear it constantly, so I was thrilled to get it.



It arrived and I immediately wore it. That was when the problems began. You see, I live on the borderline between BYU (blue) Cougar country and U of U Ute (red) country. I went to BYU, so I am a Cougar but I am not nuts about it. But, I learned most my neighbors are nuts.



When I walked out of my house wearing a red sweatshirt, immediately, I started getting comments from both sides, "Oh, so I see you finally got a brain in your head and decided to start cheering for the right team." "Janice, you know "we" (a fellow Cougar) don't wear red." "What happened? Ever since the U beat Alabama, you are a Ute now?" I even got yelled at that I was a traitor.



What? It is a red sweatshirt. It has no insignia on it. It keeps me warm. Who knew wearing a particular color would create such a stir.

6 comments:

Paige said...

Just please tell me you didn't pay $45 for it, ok?

michelle said...

I am a cougar too. But come on, I figure a little Ute love right now is a show of state pride and I have even considered getting a true Ute sweatshirt. and yours wasn't even official! Pretty funny though!

Gabriela said...

Crazy Utahns. :)

Janice said...

No, I didn't pay $45 for it. It was on sale for under $25.

Jess said...

Traitor

jo said...

Glad you survived the onslaught of fans!

I should tell you the story about when my mom sent me to school with a half Ute half Cougar shirt on...
needless to say I was not popular that day.