year was different. I got to watch
it. As noted in the prior posting
to this Blog, I had a gig that ran through the end of January and that had
prospects of an extension. Well, the gig was extended to the end of March. One of the Vice Presidents of the company is
an American and a football fan, so he made arrangements in the next town over
(where he lives) for a company Super Bowl get-together. Employing the legal fiction that the event
held in the back room of the establishment was a private party, he was able to
skirt the alcoholic beverage control ordinances and bring a few cases of beer, which the proprietor of the establishment obligingly
put into his chiller before game time.
company VP, as host of the event, was only too happy to nod and wink as members
of the public joined in, and as the proprietor opened the track partitions
separating the back room from the main dining area.
body count: About 85 people total; 40
Americans, 15 Anglos from other places, 15 Israelis, and, perhaps a bit
surprisingly, 15 from Former Soviet Union.
Of course, we gave the Russians grief about the Putin
Super Bowl Ring incident.
year, I ducked out of the Super Bowl on account of my work obligations the next
day. This year, the company VP told us
that he himself would not arrive at work until about 1:00 PM Israel time. I arrived at about 1:45 PM, and the VP had
yet to show.
Tomorrow we all play catch-up at work.
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