So Steph writes letters. I've told you that before, I think. It's what she does. Whether it's to commend or to complain, she's just a letter-writer. I'm just saying the mayor might have a file on her. She is also a Cavs season ticket holder. The Cavs have a new sound effect when you're in the arena. They play it after a free throw is made. The sound is two swords being rubbed together. And yes-I mean that literally. It is not a euphemism, but I forgive you for automatically assuming that because I totally giggled as I typed it out.
Anyway, I don't go to a lot of Cavs games even though I adore them. I'm just more of a football kind of girl. So I haven't heard this noise, but apparently it is awful. According to Steph and Meg it's really a piercing, grating-on-the-ears horror of a noise, like nails on a chalkboard. They actually found themselves kind of hoping the Cavs would not make free throws.
So after the game, Steph sent the Cavs an email. I have not received permission to reprint the email. Nor have I received permission to tell this story which is why after I hit 'Publish' I am leaving the country and assuming a new identity. Anyway, she sent them an email explaining her love for the Cavs and the issues she had with the sound effect. She even offered up some suggestions for different sounds that could replace the swords, such as the battle cry of a cavalier. Obviously we all know what that sounds like. I am always imitating the battle cry of a cavalier. Question: The battle cry of a cavalier is screaming the lyrics to "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida while sitting in rush hour traffic, right?
Anyway, she sent this email, and the Cavs emailed her back that night! They thanked her for her great feedback and explained that they would be playing with the volume and the richness of the sound. Then they called her the next day and told her to let them know how the changes work. If they don't, they want to know so they can come up with some new sound effects. Okay first of all, hell yeah, Cavs organization. Way to listen to the fans and take this stuff seriously. You are awesome. Second of all, Steph wrote an email to the Cavs, and they called her.
After telling us this story, Steph said, "I guess it's true-the pen is mightier than the sword." Then I punched her in the face. No actually I cried laughing because now that I am really old, I love cheesy jokes and people saying things that are a play on words.
I guess I need to start writing letters. I kind of thought posting it on the Internet on a site that as many as 6 people read would do it, but apparently not. The Cavs have never written me.
I am too lazy to do a segue so...
What the eff is up with The Office lately? Is it just me or is it stinking up the fake TV world that I pretend is real because I need professional help? It's really been disappointing. And I am really sad about it. Am I the only one who thinks this? Come on, Office! Don't you remember Shun-Unshun? The beet farm bed and breakfast? Let's get back to the funny!