Monday, September 13, 2010

True Story Tuesday - In the Line of Fire

Hallelujah!  It’s time for True Story Tuesday!

Hope you’ll join in with your own hilarious, amazing, outrageous, miraculous, and (mostly) true story!

Just copy and past the text under the TST button on the right sidebar into your own post and link up your permalink at the bottom of this post.  We all could use some comment love, right? :)


And this week – since the topic really fits, I’m probably breaking some kind of bloggy carnival rule and linking my own up with Linny’s… go here to find more amazing stories!

I mean *ahem*, after you read this one, right?


This week’s True Story Tuesday brought to you from two decades ago at my first job (somebody please tell me I don’t look as old as that sounds??? ;)




I had a great first job.  I had a minor’s work permit and started clocking hours at 14-years old at an accounting firm.  I also had a great boss… remember how she didn’t fire me for “introducing” her car to my coworker’s car” 20 minutes after getting my driver’s license?  Yeah… cool like that.

Anyway - I had my desk, my computer, my rainbow of highlighters… I was set.

Busy, busy, busy – fingers clicking away at the keyboard.  Occasionally showing off my ten-key skills on the printing calculator (which was always set to PRINT, to ensure that my boss knew how hard I was working).

Completely in the groove: numbers flying, checks printing, pencils being worn to stubs – when it happens.


There is a sharp crack.

A burst of plaster and wood flies from the wall.

And an odd wind blows past my face.


See friends… next door was a place run by this sort:


a discount shop where you could get everything from windows to siding to…

oh yeah… there was a



that wasn’t quite being advertised for sale if you know what I mean…


And for some crazy reason, casual handling of it resulted in someone accidentally firing it.


Yup, there was a beautiful hole in the wall between my computer and my head.


Like Mr. Daddy always says, “It’s the ‘unloaded’ gun that kills ya”.



Got any crazy stories?  Family legends, side-splitting tales?  Link ‘em up below and we’ll be around to enjoy!


Shana Putnam said...

Holy crap Rachel. You are a magnet for accidents for real. Although God definitely watched out for you on this one. I am so happy that you are still here to be my friend. Wow. i am amazed.

Floortime Lite Mama said...

OMG Rach - what a bloodcurdling story
Loved the story and Mr Daddy quote
And always grateful that you are okay

City girl turned Country Girl said...

HOLY MACKEREL!!! Obviously I'm So glad it didn't hit you!! How scary that must have been!!!

Kmama said...

Holy crap!! That would have completely freaked me out. What happened to the sleazy guy? I mean, did anyone call the cops??

Mom Of Many said...

Whooa. Rachel. Thank you Jesus for your faithful He is!!

So fun that you linked up - about time {just sayin'}! xo

Kelly said...

OMGosh! That is scary! Mr. Daddy is's always the "unloaded" gun that causes all the problems.

The First Rule of Gun Saftey - ALWAYS check to see if a gun is loaded....even if you see me unload the gun and hand it to you...still check!

Glad that bullet missed!

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

Oh My Word!!! I can't even imagine what that must have been like (I think I would have peed my pants!!)

Jennifer Haas said...

How scary!!!! When I was in HS wroking at blockbuster we were held up once, so scary!

I am finailly back linking up!!

GunDiva said...

Wow. Glad they had lousy aim :)

I didn't get my TST posted - please forgive me. I'll get one up next week.

Kari said...

I'm with Shana - holy crap!
Goodness - talk about a job hazard - at age 14! Like the picture you chose - haha!

Unknown said...

Ok, that is stinkin scary! Hmm...I wonder how big the angel was who stood in front of you?

Foursons said...

It's been a while since I said it, but just chalk this story up to another episode of The Truman Show. Seriously girl- just reread what everyone wrote above 'cause I'm thinking the exact same thing.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Seriously?! SERIOUSLY?! You simply can't make this stuff up... or, are you? Ha!

Mrs. NB

Killlashandra said...

Glad it missed ya! ;-)

That shop could seriously be found around here too.

Allenspark Lodge said...

Not a math major, were you. I've met you and your mom and I can tell it was 10 years ago you were 14. Only seen pics or Mr. Daddy though.
Could have been somewhat longer ago for him...

Saimi said...

I yai, yai that's crazy!! I guess you could say you "dodged a bullet"

would love to do the link up thing but I lack the skills!

Buckeroomama said...

Yikes!!! Did everybody duck under their desks after that first shot? (Sorry, couldn't resist --I'm a sucker for drama.)

Glad you survived to tell the tale. That would have been way too scary for me. :)

Tara said...

Whoa!! Did you at least ask for a new office somewhere NOT against the wall on the side of the craziness? I think that would have shaken me so much I would have needed a few days of vacation *wink*

I hope to link up again soon.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Wow, that is crazy!!! I would have been scared out of my mind. We actually have a bullet hole in the wood trim in our living room. About 20 years ago, someone accidentally fired a shot through the front window!

HeatherOz said...

You are the luckiest accident survivor I know! Whoa!

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