Did you know that if you’re a true West Ham fan, your football team is present in your home and in your life at all times, including your bedroom? Over the last 20 years, we have changed our foreign travel plans, our social calendar and an array of important occasions to accommodate our love for our football team, and it doesn’t stop there it seems!
You see, with proper admiration of your team also comes all the fan paraphernalia and the clothing. I have not only been seen wearing West Ham football shirts, t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, hats, gloves and scarves, but also socks and last but not least, knickers, sporting the catching tag line: “I’ve scored at Upton Park”.
In fact, the West Ham weird range of items for sale do not stop at women’s lingerie, over the years we have also purchased a garden gnome, a piggybank, curtains, wall paper and a lampshade for our home, not to mention bedroom furnishings including West Ham duvet covers!
And it was under one of those West Ham duvet covers early in our marriage, in the mid 90’s, that hubby, just before we were getting romantic, took me by surprise when he suddenly said to me: “Can I ask you to do something?”
I have to admit that my heart jumped a bit. You’ve got to remember that this was way before “Fifty Shades of Grey” so my imagination was racing ahead at a fast pace and to be honest maybe I also felt a bit vulnerable. What was he going to ask me to do? What if I didn’t like it? But on the other hand I knew I had to keep an open mind and at least hear him out, so without trying not to sound overly anxious I asked him: “What?”
“Could you sing Bubbles?” hubby replied, “I want to make sure you know all the correct lyrics before the next game.”
Yep, whatever turns you on darling and if it is your wife knowing the lyrics of the West Ham anthem, so be it!
Happy Valentine’s Day!