Did you remember to go to work today?

Yes, this is a 3-day weekend because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. It signals the beginning of summer. Schools are out for a few weeks unless you’ve just graduated. In that case, you could be quoting Alice Cooper’s lyrics, “School’s out for summer, School’s out forever”.

Anyway, my job requires me to work most weekends for a couple of hours. I work at a local radio station and my job is fairly straightforward. When the on air talent (which I am not) do live broadcasts outside of the radio station, I am one of two people who makes sure the broadcasts are aired at the correct time.

Today was interesting to say the least. I arrived 15 minutes early so that I could go over the times the broadcasts would happen. Well, today the monitor and computer I needed to use both completely shut down. I had to call the IT person, who was 15-20 minutes away and then had to tell the on air talent that he would be missing his first live broadcast of the day. I then get a call from the other on air talent, who is broadcasting from a different location, asking me if the other person who was supposed to be working with him is there at the station. I ended up having to run between the two broadcasts for the first 30 minutes until the station manager arrived to fill in for the “missing” co-worker, who casually strolled in a few minutes after the station manager.

So again, I put forth the question: Did you remember to go to work today?

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