While out to dinner at our beloved Chick-Fil-A, Abby recently brought a personal problem to her daddy’s attention. This was big. It was a boy problem and she was seeking Gibbs’ approval or course of action. It went a little like this:
Abby: Daddy I think there’s a problem with the boy I like.
Gibbs: What is that?
Abby: He’s a Steelers fan.
I’m rather certain there is no larger kissing cousins rival in the NFL than the Baltimore Ravens versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. So as you can imagine, this struck a chord with Gibbs. Oh definitely myself too, but this was Abby bringing her woe to Gibbs’ attention—not mine. It was his turn to navigate tween drama ridden terrain. And boy did he!
…insert a momentary pause….
Gibbs: Well Abby I think you have two options here…
Abby: Really? I do?
Gibbs: Yes. You can either forget about him… or you will need to convert him.