Saturday, April 07, 2007

Should I laugh or cry?

On Political Pistachio Radio I interviewed Gary W. Moore (author of Playing With The Enemy) on April 7, 2007. The show was a rousing success. Gary was a fantastic guest, Tisha from Brussels called in revealing the show's international appeal, and Phil called in near the end which turned out to be good since I was at rope's end with my questions.

What could go wrong?

Growing up in a household run by a United States Marine war veteran, and myself serving in the United States Navy, taught me to pay special attention to detail. Sometimes I drive Mrs. Pistachio nuts with my nearly obsessive attention to the little things in life. And when people around me don't worry about little things that I find important, it drives me up the wall.

I don't squeeze the toothpaste in the middle, I roll it from the bottom up. I fold my towels and shirts with two folds. I don't leave the refrigerator open for any length of time. And I hang up the phone when I am finished speaking on it.

So, after the fantastic episode of Political Pistachio today with Gary Moore as my guest, I was enthusiastic. Excited. Vocal about my feelings.

And Mrs. Pistachio had set down her phone and walked out of the room as the show concluded, without pushing the button on it which would disconnect it from the line.

Little did I know, when I hung up mine, that her line was still active.

And I said, "That went soooo freakin' well."

Now, to my surprise, my reaction is forever archived at BlogTalk Radio, because Mrs. Pistachio's phone picked up my exhuberance.

What kind of person finishes a phone call, sets down their phone without hanging it up, and walks away?

And when I twisted in confusion regarding how to react to this revelation, my wonderful wife looked me in the eye, and began to laugh.

Perhaps my belt's too tight.

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Bushwack said...

Well I listened to a good part of the show Doug, I can't wait for the movie , I just hope they don't get clooney or one of the Sheens to play the lead.

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

Well, the character the big star is supposed to be playing is Heinrich, which is the lead German among the prisoners - so it would be safe to assume that the actor is either someone with an accent, or one that imitates accents very well. When I find out who it is, ya'll will be the first to know.

Wild Phil said...

Hi Doug,

That was a very wonderful show, I enjoyed it tremendously.

Tisha! said...

Fascinating story and relationship between him and his father. Can't wait to read the book and thanks for bringing him on the show Doug!

And love your story about commanding respect for lunch breaks :)))