Bowling is fun but it’s also one of the most frustrating sports. Why do you think so many people drink beer while they play? It becomes a game of drinking with a bowling alley as the venue. It helps to support the drinking habit when you think about it.
We drink because split happens all the time. What we do about it often defines us as human beings.
To play against me, you gotta have guts. To play against my team, you gotta be nuts!
Take some advice from a bowling pin: “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down.”
When you’re in Sherman Country, you may drink, you may bowl, or you may deal with your problems in other ways. Regardless, you’ll want a pole barn so you have a place to go think about what you’ve done and what you’re going to do about it.
Bowling is the Ideal Sport
It’s a good idea to have a way to let out your frustrations. Some people do healthy things like yoga. At Sherman, we’re big fans of bowling. It’s the ideal sport when you think about it. It’s basically an hour of drinking beer, occasionally interrupted by six seconds of exercise.
While you’re waiting for your turn, you can talk with your friends to discuss life and how it keeps knocking you down. There’s also liquid courage available so you can drink it down to keep sharing as well as to confidently throw the ball down the lane while everyone watches.
Bowling is right up my alley. Speaking of alleys, the place you go to get your spare on matters. Want to see if your place measures up? Here are a few things to look for:
- They have a nice selection of beer
- They provide plenty of snacks
- They actually spray the shoes before giving them to you
- They don’t judge you if you ask for bumpers even though there are no kids in sight
- They have balls of all colors so you don’t have to fondle another man’s ball (even if it’s by accident)
If your bowling alley passes all of those, you’ve got yourself a good place. You can practice your sport (drinking or bowling, we won’t judge) for a few hours every week. And if you want to make sure you really get good at your sport, you’ll join a league. Once you have a team in place, you have an excuse to make this a part of your social calendar. If you say you’re bowling, it’s better received by society than if you say you’re going to the bar.
Remember: you can drink at the bowling alley but you can’t bowl at your local bar.
Keep Your Minds Out of the Gutter
Have you found that your mind can easily go into the gutter? Someone says something with a double entendre and you immediately go for the dirtiest meaning possible.
Keeping your mind out of the gutter can keep you out of trouble. Otherwise, you start laughing inappropriately. You may even respond in a way that is offensive to the person.
I have mixed drinks about feelings
We’ve found that people all throughout Kansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will say things that cause our minds to go where they shouldn’t. It’s been so hard to keep our mouths shut when people give us the perfect opening. It’s taken a while to learn, but it really has helped us out.
So, it’s okay for your ball to go into the gutter but keep your mind out of it. You’ll thank us for this life lesson at some point.
Roll with Your Squad and Have a Ball
As long as you have a team that you can truly be yourself around, you’re a winner. No one really cares what your score is when you’re bowling. Unless there’s money or a trophy involved. If you cost your team the championship by being a sloppy drunk, it may be unforgivable. However, if there’s enough beer at the event, many will forgive you for a low score. That’s why you have to order by the pitcher and make sure to share. After all, sharing is caring.
That’s when you really have to ask yourself this philosophical question from William Shakesbeer: “Two beer or not two beer…that’s the question!”
How many beers is enough? How many beers will start to get you into trouble?
If you’re anything like me, you don’t really care how many beers you consume while bowling. I don’t get drunk. I just get less classy and more fun. Sometimes I even throw a strike. Of course, it’s usually in the lane next to mine, but no one seems to mind.
As for those who are bowling with me, I just remember this little one-liner: What do you call a guy who’s had too much to drink? A cab.
Nobody Works Harder…
Have you noticed that nobody works harder than a drunk person to carefully whisper a secret? There’s usually a pause after every word as a way to do a volume check. Sometimes, there’s some slurring involved, too. It’s much better to be the one listening to the secret than the one trying to share it.
When it comes to working hard, we have to brag on ourselves for a moment. Did you know that at Sherman Pole Buildings, we’ve been providing quality erections for over 20 years? Don’t worry, we don’t drink beer when we’re focusing on our erections.
We are fully sober when we create a steel pole barn for any purpose – a bowling alley, a place to drink with your friends, an ag building, or even a barndominium. We’ve gotten pretty good at what we do, and we provide countless ways for you to customize your pole building, too.
Wondering what we can do for you? Set down your beer, sober up a bit, and give us a call. We’ll talk you through all the options. If we hit it off, who knows. You may even be invited to join our drinking team, err, our bowling team. Of course, that’s what we meant. We’re professionals here in Sherman Country.