Apr 24, 2009

Is it a bad sign when you feel like screaming, "Shut the hell up, you moron", at your coworkers about 50 times a day? I like working in the hardware store, but I hate to listen to the voice in my ear all day long. They gave us all radios and some people thinks that means they have to talk on them nonstop. Mrs. Sneed and I went to see the simulcast of This American Life, that was broadcast in 430 movie theaters last night. It was a fund-raiser for the program and Chicago Public Radio, oddly enough broadcast from New York University. It was a fun evening. There is nothing as engaging as radio, even on the rare occasions when you see it done live. You may have seen TV version of This American Life on Showtime, but it doesn't compare to listening on the radio or on your iPod. Mrs. Sneed and I are huge fans of the program and of Ira Glass, the host. We were out until 9:45 p.m. on a school night. Just a couple of crazy kids. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

Catskill Snap said...

Radios--ugh like the CB craze or people who MUST shout into their cell phones all day. It would drive me crazy too. I had a boss who enjoyed using the speakerphone at full blast. ugh. I have no suggestions for you, though. Maybe when people call and you're not with a customer you can ask them where they are and say "be right over" and go over (explaining that they seemed confused and probably needed you to come over and straighten their ass out.)

R.L. Bourges said...

Love Ira Glass (just grabbed that link as quick as I could.) But... 9:45 pm on a school night? Is that wise at your age? No wonder you feel like yelling at your co-workers, Merle - it's a sure sign of sleep deprivation.

Hey, here's an idea: pipe in NPR on your radio and see who starts yelling about morons. Might be fun.

Megan said...

My boss just yells down the hall. And if he yells out your name, you'd better answer, that's all.

(Hey, that rhymes!)

Glad you and Mrs S had fun!

Squirrel said...

Thank you for the link :)

Steve said...

I feel like saying that to my coworkers all the time. And they don't have radios.

dennis said...

Dennis says get up on the highest shelf, and you'll be the alpha hardware man and they can't question you.

Reya Mellicker said...

I, too, am a big fan of This American Life. It's a regular podcast listen for me. I used to listen to radio dramas, too. Always loved them.

Maybe you could figure out a way to listen to them instead of your co-workers, hook up an ipod to your headphones?

No? Oh well.

Kurt said...

I cooled to Mr. Glass and his popular show after reading an interview with him.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

this american life is part of my life! what a great show! disappointed to have missed the simulcast....so thanks for the link!