The Fan

Sent by Kathy Weart, August 6, 2000

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Vikings Fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they are Vikings Fans too. No one really knew what a Viking was, but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like flashy fireworks.

There is, however, one exception. A girl named Kristen who has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.

“Because I’m not a Vikings fan.”

“Then,” asks the teacher, “what are you?” “Why, I’m a proud Cheesehead,” boasts the little girl.

The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Kristen why she is a rebel.

“Well, my mom and dad are Cheeseheads, so I’m a Cheesehead too.”

The teacher is now angry. “That’s no reason,” she says loudly. “What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be then?”

A pause, and a smile. “Then,” says Kristen, “I’d be a Vikings Fan.”