Adventures in Journalism

2 Apr

I’m feeling too lazy to write something original, so here’s a story from a few years back that I posted on my Facebook page. This is when I was still working at the newspaper. Enjoy!


The weirdest thing happened to me the other day. I wrote this story about couples in my towns who had been married forever for a Valentine’s Day story and I collected wedding photos from all of them.

I went to return them last week, and I was running late (of course). At this one house, I saw the wife, Nancy, in the car in the garage, so I ran up to the car to catch her before she left. I was standing right outside the window and waving my arms but I guess she didn’t see me because she started backing up. I was like, “Nancy! Nancy!” but she just left and closed the garage door. While I was in the garage.

I was like, “This is awkward.”

I didn’t know what to do. I kind of wanted to pretend I had never been there so I didn’t want to open the garage door because then I wouldn’t have been able to close it again. There garage is connected to the house, so I tried the door to the house. It was unlocked. So I walked through the house…but then I heard the husband talking on the phone!

I was like, “What if he sees me!!!?!?!?!?!” So I tiptoed to the front door and left the photos on the bench in their front hall, unlocked the front door, and RAN out to my car.

Later the husband sent me an e-mail that said, “Thanks for dropping off the photos!”

Do you think he wondered how they got there?

Also, I was in the bathroom at work late the other night, and I don’t know who was in there, but I heard this really low moan, just like from The Grudge! OMG, the bathroom by the front door is haunted! Don’t go in there!


4 Responses to “Adventures in Journalism”

  1. Rachael April 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    That’s crazy! I would have been freaking out.
    You know, you might have been able to open the garage door, and then push the button to shut it and run under it before it closes.

    • thisoldlife April 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

      Rachael, Thanks for stopping by! Yes, you are right I probably could’ve run under the door as it was closing — I don’t know why I didn’t think of that at the time LOL!

  2. walkaboutwithwendydotcom May 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    That was so funny and something that I could easily have done. I tend to also end up in awkward situations and then try to nonchantly try to get out of it.
    Thanks for sharing a really funny situation and glad to hear you escaped without too much trauma. 🙂

    • thisoldlife May 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

      Hey Wendy! Thanks for the comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story – trust me, it was just as awkward as it sounds!!!!!!

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