Some of you may recall how I went to the Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts a few weeks ago. I wanted to give you guys a non-glamorous update to say that I was promptly turned away before stepping foot into the tryout zone.
Me: (after being curtly rejected by a large man in a Texans polo shirt) But why can’t I try out? I’m a cheerful guy, right?
Big Man: (dry, flat tone) Sorry sir, no men are allowed for try outs at this time.
Me: (adamant… and marco too) When do you think they’ll allow guys to try out for the cheerleading squad?
Big Man: (dry, flat tone) Sir, I’m sorry but men are not allowed for try outs at this time.
Me: (waiting to see if he says “this has been a recording”)…
Large older man with Texans paraphernalia: (to Big Man) Can I go check out the girls too?
Big Man: (dry, flat tone) Gentlemen, I’m sorry but men are not allowed into the tryout zone.
A couple of the cheerleaders were out front signing posters. I asked if they would sign mine “To Paul… you were great last night!” But for some reason, they didn’t.