wall and see if it sticks!’
This heading on Joanne’s blog... ‘Cup on the Bus’ of a few days ago reminded me of a post for my blog.
Those were more or less the words I used...
‘Roll it up in a ball throw it on the wall and it WILL stick!’
My words reverberated across the air waves of our local radio station... ‘Radio York’.
Through the glass as I was finishing my weekly food round up I saw the producer indicating that I should join him. Naively I thought the slot had gone down well! How flaming wrong can you be? As I walked into the adjoining studio he laid into me.
‘It isn’t your job that is on the line here... it’s mine! There are folk that cruise the airwaves laying in wait for libellous statements and that is what you have just made!’
My mouth opened and closed a few times, for once lost for words!?!
Feebly I said ‘Well it’s true!’ I was referring to sliced white bread which I had called gunge, made by a well known manufacturer!
The rest of the piece had been fine, alright my avant garde take on food however...
The funny thing was I was never asked to do that particular slot again? A few days later I met his wife who was full of praise of my contribution saying how refreshing it was to hear someone speaking their mind! Hopefully she said the same to her old man?
At Radio York I also did a weekly cooking slot on the radio... more tales of that some other time.
‘Cooking on the radio? That confirms it... the woman is crackers!