[thumb:580:l]If you have a good sense of humor, you’d love working here at WGTS. Radio is a fun medium to work in anyway and everyone in the industry says “it’s no such thing as a 9-to-5 job.” You’re constantly working (even during off hours) and no two days are ever alike. And when you work with people who are naturally fun-loving it only adds to the excitement. Now that we have a new program director, it’s been taken to a whole new level. Ty McFarland is our Senior Program Director and the thing I like best about him is that he has a great sense of humor. Well, okay…it’s quirky, just like mine, so it makes for some very funny moments during staff meetings (at least to us). He’s also a practical joker and will oftentimes play harmless pranks on the station staff – me in particular – by rearranging things on their desk or positioning the chairs a different way. I’ve been subjected to many of them but none have been executed so brilliantly as the one played today.
As you may know, I was in Kenya last week with Compassion International. I tend to be a pretty orderly person and Ty knows this. So when I came back into my office this morning after the morning show, Ty suggested I call Central Union Mission to set up an upcoming promotion with them. I went to pick up the phone to dial the number and realized that I was dialing a 2 instead of a 1. Somehow he had managed to switch around all of the numbers on my telephone keypad so even though I was dialing 202 when you looked at my phone you’d think I was dialing 312. He also managed to do the same thing to some of the letters on my computer keyboard and cordless phone. Quite a welcome back gesture indeed!
Now I’m left with the task of figuring out how to get him back. I’m also open to any suggestions you have so feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. By the way, let’s just keep this between me and you. I don’t want the word getting out that I’m looking for payback, although he knows after pulling something like this, he’s got it coming to him.