Where in the hell am I?

January 31, 2009

Radio radio

Filed under: Uncategorized — John @ 10:14 am

Just a short anecdote from the day that I had to share.

This morning, we had three vehicles, including mine, in a caravan to the survey location. So we each had a radio so we could communicate between the cars. It’s against the safety rules for the driver to use a cellphone while driving, and I was on my own. I had a problem getting mine on the right channel, so someone set it up for me when we stopped for gas and water.

About 10 minutes later, my phone rings, with a number I don’t recognize. I blow it off, because I don’t feel like pulling over to answer. Less than a minute later, the same number calls again. I pull over to take the call, and one of the other cars. They say, “John, we’ve been enjoying the reggae, but your radio is leaning on the talk button.” They were nice enough not to mention the fact that I had been very loudly singing along to “Stepping Razor” by Peter Tosh at one point. Oops!

As it turns out, the guy who set my radio had accidentally put it on voice-activate! I’m sure I’ll hear a lot of teasing about it tomorrow, but I think it’s hilarious. I already told them they were lucky it wasn’t on the 80s alternative station or the old-school hip-hop station at the time, since I don’t know the words to most of the songs on the reggae channel.



  1. haha, awesome. 🙂

    Comment by colleenmorgan — February 1, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  2. Hee! I often mutter to myself in the car, so I would have been mortified.

    Comment by Joolie — February 1, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

  3. Stupid dirty hippie. Dancehall would be better to sing along to and then get busted.

    Peter Tosh? Really?


    Comment by roo roo — February 3, 2009 @ 4:35 am

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