When I was sitting on my patio observing nature this weekend, I was trying to think of something to put in my blog. The news is not anything I want to discuss and certainly not the economy and not even my job. Well, my job has a little something to do with the subject of the day. As I was thinking about it I thought that maybe I should write about some of the funny and/or weird issues that many BBB staffers come across in their BBB work.
I remember when I was just a “pup” in BBB work – I wanted to help everybody – you know that anxious enthusiasm that all NEW employees have! This was back in the 70’s and I was doing my work and the phone rang and the little lady on the other end told me she saw a UFO (unidentified flying object) and wanted to know how to report it. Oh, boy, this was right up my alley!
Not knowing what to do, I took her name and phone number and told her I’d find out and call her back. I used all the tools in my tool belt at the time – the phone book! I remember sitting there thinking that UFO’s have to do with flying and we had Reese Air Force Base just on the other side of Lubbock, so I called the general information line – and as an aside to this story – my telephone was a dial phone! We’ll discuss the kind of phone we had when I was growing up in another blog post – no dial; just tell the operator when she asked “number please”!
Back to my story – when the young airman answered the phone I told him who I was and that I was with the BBB in Lubbock and that someone had reported to me they had seen a UFO and wanted to know where to report it. Thank goodness he didn’t ask me why she called the Better Business Bureau or start laughing out loud. I would’ve comeback with “I don’t know” - Why do people call the BBB and ask what the temperature is or what’s the weather going to do – don’t you know BBB staffers know everything???!!!!
This young guy was very professional and told me that UFO’s are reported to Project Blue Book and he gave me a number to pass on to the lady. I thanked him and called her and told her she needed to report it to Project Blue Book.
I’ve never seen a UFO before; however I wish I could sometime. I am curious and I want to believe that it’s not possible for the human race to be the only inhabitants of the world/universe. Don’t know if aliens are trying to take over the world but do think it’s possible that we are not alone.
I’m a huge X-Files fan – even named my little Bichon Frise after Fox Mulder – her name is Foxxie! That show really made me begin thinking about visitors from other planets and how if we think we are the only ones here, we are pretty arrogant. I’m still grieving about that show going off the air. I miss Mulder and Scully’s weekly investigations and was terribly disappointed in the second movie – another blog post subject.
Now, if I haven’t totally turned you off reading my blog, let me hear from you. I want to know what you are interested in, so feel free to leave me a comment.