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The slow conversion of a Parramatta supporter

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    So my Sister outlaw is a parramatta supporter, and in a wheelchair. For the past 5 years I have been slowly converting her to become a Sea Eagles supporter and repeatedly shown her the error of her ways in supporting the Eels.

    Well when my wife and I received our members packs, she really liked the hat, not being the hat wearing type I donated my hat to her, which she has now been wearing.

    I also had a 2011 members sticker that my parents gave me last year. So I just snuck it on to the back of her wheelchair, in the most visible place.

    It will take her weeks, if not months to notice it as she rarely sees the back of her wheelchair, and given it is a 2011 member one, she is going to think I had put it there sometime last year. Should be good fun.

    My wifes mother is a Tigers supporter, so she will strongly disapprove of the sticker and this should add to much hilarity and possible another shunning event of me, in which I eventually have to apologise to the family for my pranks and misbehavior

    haha good times
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    Old Bar, NSW
    +1,210 / 21
    Pissing off your mother in law is one thing but picking on a girl in a chair is another you lowlife! :) lol
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    Her disability is her supporting Parramatta rather than anything else, as I see it I am helping.
  4. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

    +70 / 0
    It just goes to show - you can pick your friends but you are stuck with your relos.
  5. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    When I read the Title I thought it actually said the Slow CONVERSATION of a Parramatta Supporter
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    I have a good friend who is a Parra supporter. Recently he moved to Narrabeen, so I gave him one of my old Manly hats and when he wears it he gets favourable comments from passers-by, including the postman and bus drivers. I then sent his contact details to MWSE who mailed him out a membership pack.
    He says he will sign up. I keep pushing him. Just waiting for him to convert. At least now that he is in God's Country he realises that peace-of-mind comes with being a Silvertail. I look forward to having him sit beside me on the Hill and cheering for the Premiers.
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  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    Emma my SIL asked about membership packages today. Being disabled and on a pension it's beyond her means. If I see her cheering for them properly this year I'll get her a supporter membership for her birthday. And maybe one for the dragon in law too just for giggles
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Active Member

    +27 / 0
    Funniest thing I've read on this forum!!
  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,815 / 7
    When I first met my wife Vicky in 1983, she was a Parramatta supporter (or should I say fan as she never gave them any financial support). We've now been married for just over 26 years and she's been a Manly supporter now for about 25 of those years so it took me about 3 years to convert her.
  10. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

    +432 / 2
    I applaud you.
    I also do my very best to convert anybody I come across, even Irish immigrants who looked at calling Australia home. They support Union so there's not that much farther for them to follow League.

    Don't worry about the disability factor.
    Disabled people WANT to be treated equally.
    Hence, your good deeds in Manly-fying her (some may call it pranks), is indeed a practice of treating them like anybody else.
    No need to apologize to your family as you're only doing them a favour by helping them to see the errors they have committed.

    I married a Manly supporter. No problems in the domestic area.
    If she ever follow another club, there's always the exit door for her.

  11. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 / 0
    I think converts are just chasing premiership glory,i hate team switchers
  12. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,436 / 49
    My uncle is a Parra supporter. Poor fella.
    But I have to give him credit as he insisted prior to the GF that Manly should win it so the trophy stays in Australia.
    Not a bad effort for an Eel.
  13. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,096 / 25
    Love your work Daniel.
  14. Dan79

    Dan79 Active Member

    +71 / 0
    I am surprised you married her. She should have converted at least 26 years ago.
    I managed to convert my wife in 6 months. She was a knights supporter, so an easy swap
  15. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +479 / 6
    Extra points for Jethro though for managing it during the eels only period of success in 64 years.
  16. km@ntis

    km@ntis Member

    +5 / 0
    That's GOLD! Nothing more to say.
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    She still hasn't noticed the sticker. She came over yesterday and I kept hinting about it to her :)

    My plan is now to add more and more Manly Sea Eagles stickers and other stuff to her chair.

    I have a "you're on Manly Turf" coaster that I am going to sticky tape to her chair next time I see her

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