” Who in the Hell is Michael Jackson?”

Sometimes life serves up some incredibly sweet moments.  About twenty-five years ago ,I mortally embarrassed both my high school children with no effort or planning on my part whatsoever. I was a dialysis nurse at the time. I had worked all night the night before.  I had gone to bed about four that afternoon, knowing I was going to be called back.  At eight-thirty in the evening the phone at my bedside rang.  Jolted out of sleep, sure it was my call back from the hospital, I was disoriented to hear a radio D J introduce himself. “This is ———- I am calling the Bethea Home in Greenwood, Louisiana, live.  We are on the air.  Is this Ms. Bethea?”

“Duh”. This was not the call I was expecting.  I was brilliant!

” You have the chance to be entered in the Win a House Contest if you can answer one simple question.  Are you ready?”

Remember, I’d just come off a sixteen hour shift and had had four hours sleep.

“Duh.  Ok”

“All Right!  Here’s your question.  It’s so simple you couldn’t miss it.  What was Michael Jackson’s first million seller?”  By this time my kids, who were both listening to the radio had burst into the room to try to get the phone away from me, knowing what was bound to happen.

the were too late.  I answered loud and clear, disgracing them in front of all their listening friends.  “Who in the Hell is Michael Jackson?”

Fortunately, I already had a house.


36 thoughts on “” Who in the Hell is Michael Jackson?”

  1. Don’t fret, I’m a big fan of MJ and wouldn’t have been sure if the answer. It was either “OFF THE WALL” or THRILLER. Thriller is the song featured in the video you pictured.


  2. I send you my praise and adoration … dialysis nurses are first class. My Sweetheart did over three and a half years in dialysis before she passed away. Her nurses … I can’t say enough good things about them.

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  3. Sigh, I remember when Michael Jackson was a black boy Wanting Back his ABCs.
    Think on it this way though, even if you’d answered correctly, it was only to be entered into the draw for a house, not to definitely win one. 🙂

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