I told the young woman. “My brother will be arriving soon. Would you mind calling me when he’s on his way up? We’re big practical jokers, and I have something special planned for him when he walks in the door.”
She smiled at me as if we were co-conspirators. “Oh, sure,” she said. “Is he an OU fan too?”
I suddenly remembered I had on my OU ball cap. “He is.”
“Well, both of you should be very careful while you’re here.”
“Because Texas fans carry grudges. When OU beat us at the Cotton Bowl last year, we vowed revenge.” She spread her fingers apart to make the “hook ‘em horns” sign for the University of Texas Longhorn football team.
“I can assure you, we’ll be very careful while we’re here.”
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