今天早上從停車場走到辦公室時, 看到學校前面停了一部新聞轉播車, 一名記者和攝影師站在前面.
我們學校常發生一些社會新聞, 所以看到新聞記者我也見怪不怪, 正當我在疑惑又發生什麼事的時候, 記者一看到我便跑過來攔住我, 想要採訪我, 攝影師也連忙背上攝影機, 把鏡頭對著我.
我這個人一向不愛出風頭, 一看到鏡頭就緊張得要命, 尤其是碰到記者要採訪我, 一開始真的很想逃之夭夭, 但那記者就攔在我面前, 走也走不了.
原來他們是要問我對這地區防震措施的想法, 南加州一直都有傳言說會有大地震出現, 記者問我覺不覺得我們有做好防震工作呢?
我竟然想也不想就說: “No! 我覺得我們沒有準備好!”
然後又大言不慚地講說我在圖書館工作, 常常看到架子上堆滿成山的書, 很擔心地震時會掉下來.
記者問說: “可是我聽說你們圖書館前一陣子有試著做好防震工作, 不是嗎? ” (圖書館前一陣子是有把一些書架固定在牆上)
我還是沒有用大腦想, 繼續說, “對呀, 但是我覺得我們還是準備得不夠周到. ”
天呀! 我到底在講什麼呀?? 要是真的被播出去, 學校上層的官員看到了怎麼辦?? 我會不會被炒魷魚呀??
OMG..I think I’m going to be in so much trouble!!
When I was walking toward my office this morning, I saw a news reporter car outside of our campus. A news reporter and a camera man was standing in front of our campus.
USC gets so many publicity and so many news, it’s really common to see reporters around. I was just thinking “what happened this time?” when that reporter approached me and stopped me.
She asked, “Can I ask you a few question? We are asking people about earthquake preparedness in this area. Do you think we are prepared for major earthquakes?”
I was totally caught off guard an didn’t know what to say. I blurted out, “No! I don’t think we are prepared for earthquake at all!”
I went on and told them I work in the library. A lot of books fell off during the ’92 earthquake and I just don’t feel safe at all.
The reporter asked me, “But I heard your library has done a lot of retro-fitted earthquake work, didn’t you?” (They did do a lot of bolting and securing on the book shelves awhile ago).
I still wasn’t thinking straight and said, “Well, yes, but I still don’t feel that’s secure enough….”
Then the reporter asked for my name and let me go.
Once I started to walk away, I began to regret about what I said.
What was I thinking? I’m totally going to be in trouble for this. What if our dean saw the news? This is totally bad publicity for USC. Talk about career suicide! Will I get fired for this?
I almost wanted to go back and tell them not to air my interview….
My coworkers told me not to worry about it. I was just telling them my honest opinion. USC can’t fire me for this.
But still, I just hope they won’t air it on the news. I really need to learn to think before I open my mouth!