10. The Hawaiian guy at my office
You are at the office, talking playoff puck with your coworkers. Then you hear it: “What is hockey?” At first, you’re in shock, but then you remember that your company recently hired a guy from Hawaii and I’m pretty sure hockey is far down the list of sports he plays and/or watches.
The Hawaiian guy moved to town a couple months ago. He grew up riding the waves and will chime into conversations to tell you some stories that are so insane that you’d think he was just retelling Denzel Washington movie plots.
He’s just trying to assimilate. You’re better off to invite him over to watch a game than to try to explain to him how it works. If he doesn’t get it, at least you’ll get some more of those crazy stories he has.
Now that the Hawaiian guy has moved to our neck of the woods, you can fully expect his kids to be in Leafs jerseys by the first playoff game this year. Poor kids.