Sunday, July 27, 2008
Shark Week!!! YAY!!!!!!
This is a very important message for anyone who has a "shark geek" that is close to them. For the next week they may seem distant and even irritated if you attempt to call or text them from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST. This is largely due to the fact that Discovery Channel is featuring it's annual "Shark Week". Please try to be patient and understanding with your loved ones. They will normally slip out of the trance a few days after Shark Week is over. (Many of them will still stare blankly at the TV for a few days waiting for this knowledge implantation to continue.) While this can be the most frustrating time for those surrounding a geek it is still very important for you to offer as much support as you can.
If they attempt to share their new knowledge it is well advised to smile, nod, and give a occasional "Really" or "You don't say". DO NOT try to distract them. They may recognize your well meaning ploy and become agitated.
All kidding aside. This is a very important week for many ocean lovers and shark enthusiast. There is a plethora of information that I, and many other geeks, have received from watching far to many hours of Discovery Channel. If you feel so inclined, please take a moment to educate your self and your family about what you can do to help save these incredible and magnificent creatures.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Shark Geek Extraordinare
PS - PLEASE do not call during the above times unless it is an absolute emergency. Just kidding. I have voicemail. :)