OJ Simpson … not to give him more attention but I can’t help sharing this story …

shanI was reminded of one of my “best stories” because of OJ Simpson being all over the news yesterday, (I don’t want to stir up any controversy over his past) … but when that parole officer said “you look good for 90, oh I didn’t mean 90, I meant 70 (which he does look damn good for 70) I laughed and even though I’m not all that interested, I found myself tuned-in, I had no intention of watching, I just turned the TV on to make folding laundry more tolerable ;).  I will admit I was “glued” to the TV at times during the white bronco high-speed chase & during the trial & especially when the verdict was read.  I was working at a law firm at the time and I remember so clearly they brought in a TV so we could all watch in the conference room on live TV.  You probably remember where you were?!

Anyway, one time we were leaving on a trip with our friends (our “chosen family”) and we were on separate flights but within 20 minutes of each other, so we went to the airport together, my husband likes to get to the airport REALLY early (which is smart, but it was an early flight and I HATE getting up early), so I said we should leave at 5:30a and he said 5a so I said “I’ll ask Nancy what she thinks” (because she was a flight attendant & the expert on most things ;)) & she agreed with me so we left at 5:30a), anyway long story short we almost missed our flight — traffic, super long security lines etc.  Our friends dropped us off because our flight was earlier than theirs and they parked the car.  So Nancy and I were texting, as the Bennett family was navigating the airport …

Nancy:  Where are you?
Me:  Security — really long lines!
Nancy:  Now where are you?
Me:  On the train getting ready to run through the terminal — we are in full-on “OJ Simpson mode” (meaning from the 1978 Hertz commercial of OJ Simpson running through the airport) and Noel is about to kill me!
Nancy:  Why because you have to run or because he’s about to slit your throat?

shannonlaughingI literally almost peed in my pants and then running, while laughing, and trying not to laugh because your husband is so pissed at you (and that will REALLY piss him off) and you’ve given birth to two children less that two years apart (only women can relate to that part ;)!

We made our flight — barely!

Anyway, “all’s well that ends well” and “makes for a good story” — to me anyway!  Nancy — you’re the best!

You have to be my age or older to remember 😉 highlight & click below to watch …

 

 

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