Wednesday, February 15, 2006

And now.....the rest of the story.....

My dad and I used to listed to Paul Harvey every day on WBAP 820 as he would pick me up from gymnastics. He would always tell the first half of an interesting story and then stop. Then he would say "and now.....the rest of the story." The rest of the story would basically tell you how the interesting 1st half was actually someone really famous, and would end with a comment like "And that young man....was Winston Churchill." I always appreciated Paul Harvey because he always told you the rest of the story.

And now....the rest of MY story.....

The reason I was thinking about this today is because I hate only knowing half of the story. I hate it when someone starts to tell you something and then you get interrupted and don't get to hear the other half of the statement. It drives me nuts because I spend the rest of the day trying to fill in the blanks...the rest of the story, if you will. The news is the worst at this. They always have commercials saying "There is one thing that everyone has in their kitchens that will kill you if you don't throw it out now. Find out what it is....tonight at 10." And me, being the Tivo queen, doesn't see this until the next day, so now I've just got this thing hanging out there unanswered without even the possibility of seeing the news!

So today, I was in a room with 2 people before a meeting. They were having a discussion about an issue that they didn't know has a big impact on me. Right when they got to the meat of the information that they had, the guy running the meeting walked in and got us started, so I never got to hear the ending! And they don't know that it affects me, so I can't just ask them what they were saying...and now I'm freaking out. It could turn out to be nothing, but it could impact me in a very big way, and I have no opportunity to hear "the rest of the story!" I'm going crazy!

And that young man....was John Lennon. (sorry, I couldn't resist!)

2 comments:

Ashley said...

You CANNOT do that to me...now I have to know what they were talking about TOO! :)
Call me!...or Post it when you do find out!

Jen said...

I'm going crazy not knowing what the one thing in my kitchen is!