Life across the United States is slowly getting back to normal as the excitement of the U.S. soccer team’s World Cup stay begins to subside. Just passing observance of cities and towns shows the typical rhythms are returning, with people back at work, no longer wearing soccer jerseys, and using their hands again to complete daily activities such as eating, bathing and getting dressed.
“I definitely got the soccer fever bug,” said Geoff Stralczyk, a Chicago resident who watched games at Grant Park and Soldier Field. “I never really got into the sport before, but it only took me a few days to get used to driving and typing with my feet. It almost felt natural by the end.”
Stralczyk and others say that their love of soccer isn’t a fad, but that they do expect to revert back to using their hands for many things.
“I like soccer a lot now, but I’ll also still get excited about traditional American sports,” said Dr. Sandra McDowell, a Kansas City neurosurgeon. “I got the hang of surgery with my feet and I think I’ll stick with that. But if I eat, say, a hot dog? I’m going to do it traditional American style: with my hands.”
The White House also issued a statement today saying that the president would revert back to using his hands.
“He kicked and headed some heads of state in recent weeks when they were expecting handshakes,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. “It’s probably best he doesn’t do that anymore. Although he was surprised these foreign dignitaries didn’t do the same, considering the popularity of soccer in their countries.”
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