Neighbors and Calmness

August 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm 3 comments

This morning I was scheduled to do a live interview on TV22, WWLP, our local NBC affiliate.  Last night and this morning I prepped for the interview, went through all the talking points and reviewed everything again this morning.  I was pretty prepared as I stepped out the front door at 5:15 a.m. to get to the station for 5:45. What  I wasn’t prepared for was a dead battery in my car!!!!!!!!!  Ugh, I couldn’t believe that was happening.  But…I do have another car, a car I am trying to sell.  I quickly ran back in the house, grabbed the keys to the ’94 Volvo and jumped in that car.  Ugh, that battery was dead!  What are the odds?

I had to make a choice, call the station and cancel…oh, I couldn’t do that.  Or wake up my neighbor, who unfortunately works nights, and ask to borrow his car.  I did call him, woke him up and borrowed his car.  As he half asleep walked out of his house, he handed me his keys and wished me well, thanks Gerry.

Needless to say, I was somewhat frazzled when I got to the station, but as they got me in position in the correct chair, got the mike hooked up, and pointed the cameras,  I quickly put two cars and two dead batteries in the back of my mind, and went on air, twice, for the interviews.  I did find a true calmness, and made my points, walked out of the station, drove home, returned Gerry’s car and called AAA.  All is well.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Morriss Partee  |  August 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Glad you had a friendly neighbor who could help! I think you owe him a box of cookies or something. 🙂

  • 2. Jax  |  September 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    thank God for good neighbors, phew. i think i would have lost it. congrats on the interviews and the calmness… Your blog is great too! Love the layout … i’ll be back 😉

  • 3. sboniface  |  September 1, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks Jax, hope to see wedding pics soon.


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Suzanne M. Boniface; Latest nickname: Suzanna; Public Relations, Marketing, Communications Consultant and Speaker - forever; writer and now blogger
Experience in credit unions/banking, non-profits, corporate and technology industries.
Mother of 2 boys - the best forever. Grandaughter, Julianna and second grandchild on the way.
Board member Ad Club of Western MA; Boston Road Business Association; Pioneer Valley Plan for Progress Trustee; President Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council

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May 2010 - Speaker Westfield State College Commencement April 2010 - Speaker Cost Effective Small Business Marketing
April 2010 - Speaker WNEC Communications Conference
February 2009 - Speaker Social Media - Human Service
September 2009 - Speaker Wilbraham Rotary Luncheon
May 2009 - Writing for Westfield State FOCUS
April 2009 - Speaker Westfield State College, Alumni Mentor Day
January 2009 - Speaker - WNEC and Valley Press Club Communications Conference
January 2009 - Speaker - West Springfield Rotary Luncheon
July 2008 - Article in Credit Union Management Magazine

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