It's 4:25ish and the work phone rings. TV goes on mute, it's now "safe" to answer the phone. (I was watching CNN like a good little girl.)
Me: Good afternoon, NAME OF MY WORKPLACE.
Her: Are you watching TV?
Me: Yep, it's on.
Her: Are you watching Tiger Woods?
Me: Why would I be watching Tiger Woods? He's not a race car driver.
Her: They're playing today, the playoff!
Me: Ok, channel 6, right? (I know this because Dr. Phil is not on today. Stupid golf.)
Me: Some dark guy in a red tshirt is on the green. Wait, both guys are dark...AND wearing red shirts!!! (Again, if this was racing, they'd at least be wearing different numbers!!!)
Her: That's probably Rocco.
Me: No, it's Tiger. He's fake swinging his putt. He fake swings again. Ok, he hit it this time...and .... it's going to be JUST SHORT!
Her: NO WAY!
Me: Yes way! And he's ON HIS KNEES in anguish! (Could golf be any more exciting?)
Her: Has the other guy shot?
Me: Nope, he's up next. But they're showing the replay of his reaction to Tiger's play and he and his caddy both laughed when Tiger missed. Golf asses!!
Me: Ok, here he goes. Fake swing, fake swing, HIT! OH, he waaaaaaaaay over shot!
Her: Oh no! I wonder if they're still tied?
This is where the light bulb finally switches ON and blinds me with ... science.
Me: The damn TV is still on mute. (unmute TV) Yes, Tiger won.
Her: WOO HOO!
Me: Damn, I'm an idiot. If I realized the TV was on mute I could have let you LISTEN to what was going on the whole time instead of relaying a play-by-play of a NASCAR fan watching golf.
Her: Well that's been bothering me since my lunch break, thanks for checking it out for me.
Me: You're welcome, talk to you later!
Ahhh...the benefits of friendship. I am SO calling her from the swimming pool on Sunday with 4 laps to go in the race. Let's hear golf girl make the play-by-play on the race!!