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Poll: How does the Football World Cup affect your working schedule?
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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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No changes. Jun 21, 2006

It doesn't. As football doesn't feed me I don't care about that world sport tournament. My work schedule doesn't suffer any changes.

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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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I'm a real fan!!! Jun 21, 2006

I really love soccer and watch as many matches as possible, even if the matches are for the local tournament. Despite our "disastrous" performance in the World Cup, I try to watch all the games.

Now, I hope Argentina will be the champion!!!

Whenever I'm very stressed and urgently need some relief, I go to the stadium with my nieces and nephews to watch my favorite team.


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Lorena Grancelli  Identity Verified
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Tomorrow everything stops at 4 PM!!! Jun 21, 2006

Claudia Aguero wrote:

Now, I hope Argentina will be the champion!!!



Thanks Claudia!
We all watch Argentina's matches at home, they're so exciting!!!
I also hope Argentina will bring the world cup!


Lorena


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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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Still more interested in NBA finals Jun 21, 2006

That's basketball, for those whose love is elsewhere! My husband has had the Dallas/Miami game on tonight and it has been very hard to concentrate on my work. When this is over (either tonight or after one more game), then I'll pay more attention to the World Cup.

I love sports but have little time to watch.

[Edited at 2006-06-21 02:57]


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Roman Bardachev  Identity Verified
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my take on it Jun 21, 2006

Here is how I see it (like anyone cares.. lol):

(1) NHL regular season and playoffs -- all work stops, especially when the home town team is playing;
(2) FIFA World Cup -- kinda cool, may watch while working;
(3) NBA -- won't watch under any circumstances;
(4) NFL -- see item 3 above, would rather have Discovery Channel in the backgound


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Does not affect me Jun 21, 2006

I have never been the sporty type and being Indian, it is cricket, not football or anything else, that charges the adrenalin.

Due to media hype, especially television, the upper classes of India are waking up to the orgasmic potential of football choreography, but most others are blissfully unaware of this virile sport.

Also, the Indian football team is not going to be there for several millenniums at least, so only vicarious enjoyment of the sport is possible for us, which does not excite me much.


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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I don't get the opportunity to work when Germany wins Jun 21, 2006

I chose "When my country plays". However, that is not because I watch it - I do not even have a television!

Every time Germany wins a match all the young people in this area drive through the streets, round and round in circles, hooting their car horns, for several hours on end. Therefore, I do not have the opportunity to work during these hours, because of the noise. They have adopted the custom from the Bavarian custom of doing the same thing when somebody gets married.

Germany won against Ecuador yesterday, so it happened again.


Astrid


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Susana Galilea  Identity Verified
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not just the upper classes of India :) Jun 21, 2006

Balasubramaniam wrote:
Due to media hype, especially television, the upper classes of India are waking up to the orgasmic potential of football choreography


I must admit I have been drawn to watch a handful of games during the World Cup, even if I normally ignore the sport entirely...and even if it will be a few more years/decades until mainstream U.S. society catches on to the universal craze. Or perhaps that is why I am watching, around here being into soccer/football is pretty avant-garde

Susana


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Chiara Covili  Identity Verified
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No changes Jun 21, 2006

I am not interested in sport, I never watch matches in TV

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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Great vacation :) Jun 21, 2006

I have not missed any game yet, and I plan to watch each and every match. Before the WC started I sent notices to my regular clients to warn them that my daily output will be twice lower than usual because of the World Cup. Luckily, no hard workload or strict deadlines for a while, so I'm able to be a coach potato each afternoon and enjoy the great football.

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Ania Grajek  Identity Verified
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Germans love football :) Jun 21, 2006

Astrid Elke Johnson wrote:

Germany won against Ecuador yesterday, so it happened again.

Astrid


Yeah, confirmed, Astrid, Bavaria got crazy, too.

I enjoy World Cup a lot but Munich got totally crazy yesterday and I just could not work. It was a horrible day when my home country, Poland, lost against Germany, too...

And now I'm cheering for Germany and Argentina!!!


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Anhilgen  Identity Verified
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Working at night instead ... Jun 21, 2006

Ania Grajek wrote:


And now I'm cheering for Germany and Argentina!!!


That's the spirit, Ania!!!

I have actually started working late night after the end of the last match for a day.
Thankfully most of my clients are also watching the cup and nobody expects a quick answer when Germany or Spain are playing ...
My favourite: Argentina


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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I dont have to stop Jun 21, 2006

I don't even have to watch!

Somewhere in this building, a fan club keeps a television screen on during all the matches. Everytime there's a goal, we all know.

Add to that, we have a central patio and the sound really carries.

To complicate matters, we're about four blocks away from the city's giant screen (where the traffic gets rerouted everytime Spain plays). Since it's been two times that it won, the repercussions get pretty disrupting. You can't even hear yourself think.

It doesn't even have to be the world cup. You don't even have to listen. You could be running errands, and all the shopkeepers along the way keep you updated on the blow-by-blow.

I can understand this:

Susana Galilea wrote:

Or perhaps that is why I am watching, around here being into soccer/football is pretty avant-garde


It's low-visibility in the States and even in the UK you can somehow ignore it. In Spain it has a way of throwing itself into your lap, under your feet and on top of your keyboard. And here's how I noticed football is probably a gap in my general education: I know football terms in Spanish that I can't even use in English!! Not enough, at any rate, to call a foul.


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Konstantin Kisin  Identity Verified
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every minute of every game Jun 21, 2006

It's only 4 hours a day now (two matches on at the same time) so it makes for a nice break from work.

Argentina are very impressive so far!


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