My Helmet Quest Finally Ends
I feel like Frodo Baggins right now (no height jokes please)! For 4 months, I hunted, and this morning, I found “my precious.”
What is it?
A Maryland Terrapins mini-football helmet!
Yes, that’s right a 50 cent piece of plastic. I’ve been searching for my alma matter’s helmet since last fall.
It all started back in October. I was at Price Chopper – getting my morning newspapers. I went by the gumball machine and noticed they were selling mini-football helmets. I look a bit closer and discovered that there was a Maryland one staring back at me.
I had to have it. So began my obsession.
Everyday for the last 4 months, every trip to the grocery store turned into the hunt for the “ring” or my helmet – as it were. As crazy as it sounds, I set some limits for this obsession: I would spend no more than a dollar a day trying to get the coveted Terps helmet.
I didn’t have any luck for months. But today, I just had a feeling. I dropped my 50 cents in the machine and said, “C’mon – please, make it a Terps helmet.”
And there it was. A Maryland helmet! Finally! I did it! I literally yelled out loud (in public), “Yes, I got it.”
In all, I ended up with 40 total helmets (18 of them have been doubles). I know, I’ve got issues.