They never learn!
I received a Facebook message from the wife of one of my friends. I don’t normally talk with this person but are Facebook friends. I figured she was giving me an update on her husband who has been sick.
It it didn’t take long to realize that she had been hacked.
”Got a good news?”
RED FLAG ALERT!!
There’s more of this conversation but let’s bring in Agent John Larry! I texted right away. Don’t wanna lose my $50,000!!
I have no idea who Tony is...
I had a gift card laying around without any money on it so I sent him pictures of that.
Tom Petty- Christmas all over again
I'll admit, I'm a huge Tom Petty fan so it's kind of a surprise that I had forgotten this song even existed. Doesn't take itself too seriously but is still upbeat and peppy.
Another one gone too soon . RIP.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Carol of the bells
The first time I heard this song it was from a YouTube video where people timed the lights to the music. Though that video was just one house. Check this one out. It's an entire street!
Atlantis Live Chat
Gerri: Hello. How may I help you?
Visitor: I was wondering if you allow service cats?
Gerri You: have been transferred to a live agent. I would be happy to assist you with planning your to journey to Atlantis. May I have your name please?
Visitor: My name is Wally
Gerri: Hello Wally! We do not allow pets of any type at Atlantis. The only exceptions are registered service animals such as Service Dogs/Cats. To register your service animal, please call Guest Services at 1-242-363- 3000 for details.
Visitor: I just said I have a service cat.
Her name is BellaFiora
Are you a robot?
Gerri: You are chatting with a live person. I read that you have a service cat. You service animal must be registered before you can bring her to Atlantis. Please see the previous response.
Visitor: I did. Then you sent me a generic response. No need to be so mean to me. This is why I have anxiety and BellaFiora needs to be with me 24/7 because of people being mean to me all the time. I was born without a left thumb so traversing this crazy world is well, crazy.
Gerri: I am sorry if you though I was mean to you.
Visitor: Is there an extra charge?
Gerri: There is no extra charge for a service animal.
Visitor: Okay. One more question before I go.
Gerri: What is your question?
Visitor: I know it's an odd question but I now my friend Nathan who has a service DOG, named Flipsy. Well Flipsy is allowed in the pool while he swims.
Would that apply to BellaFiora as well?
Gerri: No service animals whether it is a cat or a dog are allowed in the pools.
I am sorry the service animals are not allowed in the pools.
Visitor: I thought so. Do you think he was lying to me?
Gerri: I don't know if he is lying to you.
Visitor: Well, if you had to make a guess.
Gerri: I am here to answer questions regarding your vacations needs. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Visitor: I'm sorry Gerri.
No. I will be okay. I will have my grandson call that number
Gerri: Thank you for choosing Atlantis, where water and wonder await you!
For at least a week since I've been back from the bachelor party I kept hearing that a local Boston drive time radio show called Matty in the morning wanted to interview me.
I finally get a call from the Kiss 108 producer, Medha Ghandi. She says they're interested in having me come into the studio, I agree, she says she'll email the details. Great!
This is Friday afternoon and they want me to come in on Tuesday. I wait anxiously all weekend. Nothing. Maybe they changed their minds?
I text her Monday morning to see if they are still interested. Yes, excellent, see you tomorrow.
Now pay attention to the above, because I never got an email, she now knows what my name is, first AND last and I sent her information specifically about the bachelor party email.
I arrive early and am locked out. No big deal, Medha sends an intern down to let me in. Thankfully he asked if I wanted coffee because getting upat 4:15 is pretty much the worst thing you can do to start a day.
I'll be honest, I don't listen to Kiss 108 or Matty in the morning. I've heard the show before, it's funny but the music! Argh! I wouldn't be able to take it! From Justin Beiber to Ariana Grande, it's enough to make one, consider, just enough, whether it's worth driving their car off that cliff.
Here are the key players pictured above.
1. Matt Seagel- The host. I have listened to the show enough to know he is sarcastic, so when during the interview he throws not so subtle jabs at me, I don't take offense.
2. Billy Costa- Cohost. I know Matt & Billy are good friends but the times I've listened, I think Matty comes off as a complete A-hole when talking to or about Billy. I was actually more excited to meet Billy than anyone else. He's a genuinely nice guy and even asked where I was from.
Billy: "Onset!?! Not much going on down there"
Me: "I guess?"
There is also the Co-cohost Lisa- Don't know anything about her but very nice.
Then there is Medha, the producer of The Matty in the morning show. The producer of a top rated morning drive show which I assumed would research even a tiny bit about the guy they're bringing into the studio.
Not so much...
Hey Selena Gomez, I sat in that chair too!
If you're too lazy or don't want to go into iHeart radio to listen to the interview here's how it starts.
Matty: "I want to welcome, Shawn McGregor to the show."
Matty: "Shawn McGregor" again!
Me: "It's McGovern" trying not to sound rude but wanting to make sure he knew I wasn't a McGregor.
He apologized and repeats my real name a bunch of times which I appreciate. Then...
Matty: "So you get this letter in the mail inviting you to a bachelor party"
Me: "It was an email"
My god, the look he gave to Medha. It was a look I wouldn't wish upon anyone. He then proceeds to rip up the show notes.
Now I am beyond grateful that I was invited to the show. I honestly could care less if he got my name wrong in hindsight because it made the entire thing even funnier. But let's talk about this for a second.
She asked for my website for background information yet still gave them my last name as McGregor. Not only that, if she had clicked on the link I sent, she would have immediately see that it was a email thread and that's without even reading anything.
In the end everything worked out fine, I have no hard feelings towards Medha. I got my website out there which is what I wanted and any publicity is good publicity so win-win.
After the interview Matty immediately asked if I wanted a picture for my website which was great.
Billy was awesome wanting to know about what I do for work and more stuff about the party. Lisa, was nice but really didn't talk but at least got into the picture with me and Billy.
All in all it was a great morning!
Last night I had the honor of being a guest on my first podcast, The Tom Nardone Show. Tom has been sort of a celebrity in several of the ADHD Facebook groups that I belong to and I am shocked that we had never talked before.
We have more in common than I thought. He caught wind of my blog from a mutual friend and invited me on the show after reading my previous post about all the jobs I've had.
Not only have we been fired from a shit ton of jobs but we've also had similar experiences of walking off jobs and generally just slacking off. I also found out that the both of us are more or less attention whores.
You can find him and his Podcasts at
Shawn McGovern grew up on a farm 15 miles from Toledo OH. His life long dream is to one day visit that magical city and tell all of his friends about it.