I listen to the radio at work. Every once in a while, you’ll hear the heart-pounding drums and the announcer saying, “This is an ABC News Special Report” in the oh-so-serious tone that makes you think, “Oh, shit, what now?”
Ever since Sept 11, my heart jumps into my throat at those words. In this day and age, every time I hear that announcement, I think the worst.
So when I heard it this afternoon, I think, “Oh, God, not another Russian airliner crashing,” or maybe “There’s been a car bomb at the mall.”
But no, this time, those dramatic words were followed by this incredibly important piece of news.
That’s not a special report! Yes, it’s newsworthy, but do you have to give me a freaking heart attack over something that could have waited for the newsbreak!
Quit crying wolf!!