PEOPLE ARE STRANGE vol. 1
7/12/2012 7:22:00 AM
Jim Morrison got it right – people ARE strange and something I have always dealt with, for reasons unknown to me, THEY ALL COME TO ME. I understand being in media on a mother ship radio station like KSHE -- one can be susceptible to being emailed randomly with another's inner thoughts...but instead of watching PLAY MISTY FOR ME and crying and shaking about some of the oddities that I deal with on a daily basis, I will make them visible for all to read and hopefully entertain some of you.
Today, I get to work (after not sleeping that much after Dave Matthews Band at Verizon Wireless Amp. Which was a great show) after I load up my news and crap, I check my facebook page – my FAN page, not my personal one (that is a whole ‘nother story) and get this FB message:
*Note: all personal info from this person has been removed to avoid privacy concerns…and all the punctuation is from the writer…not me…
Lern,Wanted you to know that I do have my facebook locked for a good reason but do follow you on KSHE and I do try to be a fun person...Knowing your from **** ********...I will say that my privacy issues do concern a local issue here...you may have heard rumors about me...I ask you ignore them but that's your choice...I am on SS disability and have mobility issues which makes me a "high risk adult with disabilities"...I was beaten and abused by some local police who apparently didn't realize that "roughing someone up" in their mind,was an attack on the freedom of every American,child,the frail,fragile and...well,the reason we all strive to be and remain a "FREE PEOPLE"...God BlessAmerica...and party on...
A couple days before, I received this one from the same man:
Hey Lern...This secret note..xoxo..has been sent by one of your hearttt.throbbin fans fromSouthern Illinois..me nWayneun Garth been watchin some a that wallshakin Aerosmith...and the walls r uh..shakernnrr and ..LERN.your my sweet little heartbreaker..just please...Please???xoxo PLAY SHUT UP AND DANCE...party onnnn!!KSHE..oh YEAHH
WTF does all of this mean? I am all about freewriting – I did plenty of this type of rambling in college – some of the best writing in my life comes from leaking thoughts…but I will always continue to be intrigued by the letters, emails, messages, texts and calls I get from people who are ‘off’ in the slightest way…the good news for these people is: I don’t really judge them…I just let it happen, but it needs to be shared because it’s such an interesting part of my job, is seeing what comes out of the woods when you have an open ear, especially in this day and age with the anonymity of social media profiles and the internet in general.