Lunch with Linda. 12 Noon this Friday, June 2nd, Mystics fans have an opportunity to join GM Linda Hargrove for lunch at the ESPN Zone. According to an email from the Mystics, "she'll tell you all about the Mystics' moves, trades, and changes, what the team's 2-1 start means, and her expectations for the WNBA's 10th anniversary season." Having attended Linda's "chalk talks" last season, the BasketCases can tell you from firsthand experience that Linda's talks with Mystics fans are refreshingly candid, very informative and lots of fun!
Linda Hargrove, D.D.S. Now the BasketCases know what you're thinking: you're thinking "I'd really like to go, but how am I gonna get off work and over to the ESPN Zone in the middle of a workday?" Well, not to worry, the BasketCases have the solution: loose fillings! For whatever reason, the BasketCases have a premonition that a veritable epidemic of loose fillings will strike Mystics fans throughout the region on Friday morning! So if you are one of those unfortunate fans experiencing a dental emergency *wink* on Friday, simply tell your boss as you walk out the door: "Got a loose filling, my dentist is squeezing me in...but I may have to wait a while, so I could be gone a few hours." (Note: if you place your hand on one side of your jaw while you're saying this, that's always good for a little realism...but don't forget which side in case the boss asks you later.) Now there is one potential problem: multiple Mystics fans in the same workplace! In this case, you need to work as a team and (unlike President Bush) plan your "exit strategy" in advance. One of you can go with "loose fillings," but don't everybody try it. You need to be somewhat creative. If you're a woman and you have a male boss, the old nonspecific "female problems" and need to rush off to see your Ob/Gyn usually works well. Anyway, you get the idea. So, loyal BasketCase readers, whatever you do, don't let something as inconsquential as your livelihood get in the way of what's really important: Lunch with Linda! Noon, Friday at the ESPN Zone...don't be late!