So who hasn't heard the news today of Michael Jackson's death? Here's several ways I've heard it.
While at work, I received a text message from my sister: "This is a horrible day. MJ had a heart attack."
So I think, okay, "MJ" has to be Michael Jordan or Michael Jackson, but because my sister is a Michael Jackson fan (more like idolizes him), I think it's safe to go that route. I'm thinking it has to be minor and the press is making way too big of a deal out of it so I texted her back, saying, we will hopefully see tonight how serious it really is. To that, my sister replied, "He was in cardiac arrest." Of course, with that said, I know it was serious and most likely he could not have much longer to live. A few minutes later, I get another text from my sister, "This is officially the worst day of my life. MJ died." I asked if she was crying and she says "Duh." Don't tell her, but I'm sending her a "I'm sorry for your loss" card in the mail. Maybe I'm making too light of this situation...
Then I go into the nurses station and find out that one of my patients called out, but didn't need anything. She just announced loudly over the speaker, "I don't need anything, but I want you guys to know that Michael Jackson died." Talk about an announcement!
But, if anything, I hope that this teaches my sister she needs to be more conscious aout what she eats, especially since we had a long line of heart disease on one side of the family. She's the only one in my family that eats junkfood all the time. She's the queen of junkfood. We've been trying to get her to eat healthier, but to no avail. Maybe Michael Jackson can get through to her since he's no longer moonwalking the stages?