An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta

2004 10 25 - Meatloaf Move Over

The other day I was singing out loud as I was driving. Not the regular singing out loud mind you, but the kind were I was actually screaming out the lyrics to Paradise By The Dashboard Lights.
I should also mention that I was doing this without the aid of a stereo.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but as a singer, I'm worse than William Hung - No, seriously, I am.

Anyhow, halfway through the song I remembered I had to make a quick phone call.
Since I hate holding a cell phone close to the few remaining brain cells I have, I plugged in my earpiece and proceeded to dial.

As luck would have it I got her voice mail. I didn't really mind as I really wanted to get back to my singing and not get stuck in a long conversation.

So as soon as I left the message I pressed the "hang up" button on the earpiece and went right back to singing.

Paul Buceta - Meatloaf

It was about 45 seconds into the most intricate part of the song where the female is asking her male counterpart if he'll love her forever, when I heard it.

At first I was a bit startled to hear a womans' voice since I was alone in the car with the radio off.
The woman said right into my ear, "You have run out of time for your message. Press * if you wish to record another."


Now, to my horror and complete humiliation, she has about 45 seconds of me making a complete and utter ass out of myself.

You see, I didn't hang up when I pressed the button on the earpiece as I had originally thought.

This is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to me this week.