Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My Conversation with Mike Chappell

So, I was checking out the sports via my local newspaper today and came across the following, seemingly uninteresting story...

Everything seemed "normal" until I got to that last line (highlighted in red). Suddenly, I was being told to do something. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I went ahead with it...

Phone ringing.

Mike Chappell: Hello.
Me: Hey, how's it going?
Mike Chappell: What? Who is this?
Me: Uhhh....I read your article and it said to call.
Mike Chappell: Oh. Well, you're only supposed to call if you have specific comments about the story.
Me: I see. You'd think that you'd spell that out. You know, get the facts right. You are a newspaper, you know.
Mike Chappell: And you're a moron.
Me: What? I'm a reader. How can you say that to me?
Mike Chappell: Did you just read the story online or did you buy a newspaper.
Me: I only read online.
Mike Chappell: That's what I thought. It's people like you that make it hard for people like me to make a living.
Me: There's nothing illegal about what I did.
Mike Chappell: You probably have a blog, too....hey, are you recording this conversation?


Now, let me just say that parts of this conversation were embellished slightly. In fact, the entire thing was totally made up. Inspiration for my blog was light today. Actually, I've never had a conversation with Mike Chappell. I've never had a conversation with anyone. I watch a lot of Star Trek and What's Happenin' reruns.

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