World Class Rock A to Z, Day 9, 2009:
I have been known to speak with my hands. That is why I don’t wear charm bracelets while I am on the air. My hands get going and the jingle of my bracelet can be picked up by the microphone. Today, I learned that walking with my hands can be dangerous. Not walking ON my hands, walking WITH my hands.
I was walking down the hallway, Bill Flint was behind me. We were on our way to Brad’s office to talk about, what else, apostrophe’s as they apply to alphabetization. On my way down the hall, I was walking and swinging my arms as I always do. I turned to talk with Bill when around the corner came our Office Manager and two unknown visitors. At that exact moment, my fist (attached to my swinging arm) socked one of the ladies right in the gut! All I heard was “Ooooof” as the assaulted visitor doubled over, holding her stomach. Yes, I had inadvertently punched this poor woman in the gut with my swinging fist. I just froze for a moment, and then apologized profusely. Joking in embarrassment, I told her to send me the doctor’s bill. Bill Flint, being so embarrassed by the hall assault himself, had to duck into the office of our Traffic Director to hide and to laugh. I knew it was not funny, but I started to laugh. Thankfully, the two visitors had moved on down the hall and I was out of site. I continued to laugh as I walked into Bill Flint’s office. At this point, he was telling the story all over again. I literally was gasping for air as I laughed hysterically. At that moment, I looked behind me. There stood the lady I had punched…staring at me while I laughed at her unexpected visit with my fist earlier.
All day today, while I have been making the journey through the “M”s and talking to you, I have been on the verge of laughter, EVERY time I turned on the microphone. I plan on feeling like an idiot and laughing the entire drive home. I am just not right in the head. I blame it on this game of alphabetizing.
Thanks for listening, have the best night of your life.
World Class Rock A to Z fun fact for Tuesday, February 17, 2009: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA…Oh, forget it.