Thursday, January 14

reprimand

Well its official, I have received my first reprimand at work, and it not for sleeping like most would guess. Normally it does not take me this long to get under someones skin but after two and a half years I got the old slap on the wrist. Now this slap came with a smile and a pat on the back (for awesomeness).

I have bit of a reputation to be a little loud when cheering people on. It what I like to call "the hockey cheer". Basically you are yelling as loud as you can to get the attention of a athlete, but instead of screaming from the third bowl well over 100 feet away, in my case I'm a little less then a foot. Most non-athletes think that I'm recidivous and I'm causing a distraction. But I have been told on numerous occasions that my cheering (yelling) has pushed people over the edge into results that they could not have imagined.

In my usual fashion I ran a time trial with a group yesterday evening, and for 20 minutes the athletes are expected too unleash everything they have to properly reflect their aerobic threshold. As the time ticks along my intensity grows and I get louder and prouder! As it happens yesterday evening a 'gentleman' from another area complained that I was a distraction to his workout and he was within inches of punching me in the face! Now to be fair I never saw the guy, but to even state that in order to solve your problem you need to punch someone in the face reflects the true character of the individual. Can we say mike tyson: