295. Playing Football
Spring finally arrived. This past winter was a
, cold, and snowy one. Gonzalo was ready to
outdoors and play some sports. However, since Gonzalo
new in town, he didn't have that many
. He decided to try and get some of
co-workers together. In the company lunchroom he put
a paper. The paper invited people to meet
at a nearby park on Saturday for a
of football. Football was Gonzalo's favorite sport. He
it ever since he was a kid.
morning, Gonzalo was excited to go to the
with his new friends to play some football.
was a little worried that people wouldn't show
. Gonzalo walked to the park early. He wanted
be the first one there to meet everyone.
packed his cleats and a ball in a
Gonzalo waited in an open field close to
entrance to the park. That way everyone could
him. He would also be preventing others from
the space. Slowly but surely, Gonzalo's coworkers began
into the park. Some of them even brought
and family from outside of work. Gonzalo was
they would have a great game.
ball," Gonzalo told one of his coworkers Leo,
said he had also brought a ball. Leo
he was a huge football fan. Sometimes Leo
held parties at his house to watch football.
Leo and Gonzalo went to their backpacks to
their balls. That's when they realized there had
Leo's ball was oblong and brown,
Gonzalo's ball was a round soccer ball. Gonzalo
forgotten that in the United States football and
were different sports. Leo had forgotten that, too.
compromised and played one game of soccer and
game of American football.