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In case you haven’t heard (Let’s face it, this is Canada. We’re more focused on the Stanley Cup), the FIFA World Cup begins today. There’s been a lot in the news about this year’s World Cup. The majority of the stories I’ve seen pop up were months ago, talking about how Brazil likely wouldn’t be ready to host the huge event. More recently, I’ve seen news of folks in Brazil protesting and criticizing the Cup as a misplaced priority for the country’s money.
I’m not writing to comment on any of that stuff. What I’m more interested in is this hilarious contract that some dude by the name of James Jelly drafted up, and actually managed to get his girlfriend to sign.
SHE SIGNED IT!!…… pic.twitter.com/3Pbau69t3T
— James Jelly (@JamesJelly1988) June 3, 2014
Now in case you’re having trouble reading that, here’s a couple of the key points:
- The replays of the goals are VERY important. I don’t care if I’ve seen them already. I want to see them again.
- The fridge must be stocked up with beer / cider 24/7
- All love & affection must wait until half time or, when the games of have finished.
- If you hear me call your name, be ready to: Grab me a drink / Grab me a snack / Get batteries for the remote.
Personally this reminds me a lot of watching Hockey Night In Canada on Saturday nights with my dad and step-mom. As soon as Coach’s Corner came on, my dad would instantly shush my step-mom, explaining that nobody else is allowed to talk while Don Cherry is talking.
Not surprisingly, it didn’t take much of this before she’d had enough of this, and decided not to follow that rule anymore. Maybe she said something to him while I wasn’t around too, because pretty soon he stopped trying to enforce it.
For that reason, I can’t help but wonder what the girlfriend has up her sleeve to agree to such terms.
Twitter reacted pretty immediately to this photo post.
— jake. (@jakeweldon92) June 5, 2014
@JamesJelly1988 Yeno what I hope that telly breaks right before the first kick off.
— ZC (@ZClark96) June 6, 2014
— Yes 2014 (@Well_Jaggy) June 12, 2014
Despite all the intense reactions, he’s taking it pretty well.
Not used to this attention on Twitter, I’ve been offered a knighthood and threatened with death, taken with a pinch of salt of course! Ha!
— James Jelly (@JamesJelly1988) June 7, 2014
Happy World Cup-ing!