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Kentucky Derby Winner Almost Gets Brett Alan In Trouble Saturday Night

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Saturday night, many of you may have been watching The Kentucky Derby.  I wasn’t one of them.  But my curiosity about the winner could have gotten me in trouble.

I’ve never understood the draw to The Kentucky Derby.  It is in my opinion one of the quickest sports with the most hype.  It’s days of excitement for a race that is over in seconds.  But then again, I’m not a gambler.  So needless to say, I didn’t know anything about the race.

I was at a gun raffle Saturday night in Eden for the Sons Of The American Legion with my soundsystem when the race was going on.  I was the M.C. for the night so between calling winner’s numbers, I thought people might be interested in who won.  I could hear that they had the race on at the bar from all the yelling and hollering that was going on but I couldn’t see the TV from where I was.

So I got on the microphone a couple minutes later and asked who the winner was.

A guy standing at the bar turned around and put his hand up in the air.  He put up one finger, then five fingers, then four fingers followed by the word “19”.  So I said “1-5-4  19?”  Then he said, “Have another.”

What did he just say to me?  I got all sorts of bent out of shape.  I couldn’t help it that he was almost 20 yards from me and I couldn’t understand what he was saying.  I only had one beer.  It wasn’t that I was drunk and couldn’t understand his sign language.  I just couldn’t understand what he was saying.  How dare he imply that I was drunk!  I was mad.  What was that guy’s problem?!?

So as I’m sitting and stewing about the comment that this guy made, a woman came by who with her oversized hat was obviously a Kentucky Derby fan.  I asked her who the winner was as she approached the table.  When she responded, “Horse number 19…I’ll Have Another” It totally clicked.  I immediately felt like an idiot and got over my anger.

“I’ll Have Another”…he wasn’t calling me a drunk.  That was the name of the horse that won!  Apologies followed right away over the microphone for the gentleman at that bar that was trying to help me out.

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