March #SOL16 Day 16
I don’t have the chance to be in my office much these days. I’m often in schools or away at meetings. So, I really love those mornings when I am able to catch up on things…phone calls, paperwork (yuck) and emails.
I was fortunate to have that opportunity yesterday morning, although my co-workers in the outer office may not agree with me. You see, I have an affliction that makes it hard for people to tell secrets whenever I am around. The story started many years ago, when I was a mere 25 years old and working in my first school district. It was there that I was officially saddled with the nickname; Radar Ears. I feel as though I was harshly and quite unfairly tagged with this label since this condition is completely out of my control!
There I was in the school vault, minding my own business. You know the place. The vault is where all the important stuff of the school is stored; construction and xerox paper, post-its, staplers, etc. While looking for a notepad I overheard one of our moms whispering something to the school secretary. She said she didn’t want to talk too loudly because “Radar Ears Cahill might be lurking.” What?!?! With that I walked straight out of the vault and asked, “are you talking about me?”
The shock on her face is forever imprinted on my brain. She was embarrassed, angry and didn’t know what to do with herself. She walked away and avoided me like the plague from that point on.
As I sat at my desk yesterday morning I was chuckling to myself. I hear everything that is said in the outer office. It’s true. But….I can’t help it!
Jacque to Kathy – “These crackers smell like fire.”
Me – “Hey! Is something on fire out there?!”
Jacque to the ladies – “I hate it when I’m at a green light and within a millisecond the person behind me honks.”
Me – “I hate that toooooooooooooo!”
Kathy – “Hee hee, we forget how much she can hear!” (she whispered)
Me – “I heard that!”
Laurie – Reading her slice for today to her co-workers
Me – MUSIC to my (radar) ears 🙂