After making a four-hour trek from Bournemouth to Manchester, you would normally be tired.
Your adrenaline is pumping as you approach Old Trafford for the Premier League matchup of Bournemouth and Manchester United.
You are a longtime football [soccer] fan, so Sunday’s don’t get any better than this.
“Grab your jersey and don’t forget the tickets,” you exclaim to your friend, Tim. He grunts. He realizes that he almost forget them, and then takes the two steps back to the car.
Tim is an old friend, and a Manchester United fan, but because he lost a friendly bet between the two of you, he is rooting for Bournemouth today. It makes today’s match that much more exciting for you, especially with a Bournemouth win.
“Here’s your ticket,” Tim says as you make your way to the entryway of the 75,000-seat stadium. Following a three minute wait, you are in the stadium! Excited, you and Tim head to the concessions to grab a beverage.
The stadium is filling up quickly.
You make it back to your seats and begin chanting with the rest of the crowd. You feel the excitement running through your body. The look on Tim’s face is priceless. He is smiling ear to ear even while wearing an opposing team’s jersey.
Today’s trip to the game was not cheap. So far, it has been worth every penny.
However, the excitement dispels quickly.