Stopped by a Cop for being an A Cappella Singer!
- This one falls into the �sometimes, good things happen to good people�
I was driving my car in Redwood City, CA, and noticed the motorcycle
cop following me. I checked my speed, and continued on. After two
blocks, I noticed his red and blue lights were flashing, so I pulled
over, thinking �What did I do!?� I lowered my window.
He stopped the bike beside me, and I asked, �Is there something wrong?�
He looked sternly at me and said, �Do you sing �a cappella�?� I was
floored, and, momentarily, speechless. I decided that I could be a
martyr for the art-form, so I answered �Yes, I do!�
He continued, �I noticed your license plate frame, saying �Peninsula
Harmony Chorus � Building Harmony through Harmony,� and thought you
might be a singer. Then I noticed your license itself, �CMPEAUZ,� and
knew that I had to stop and talk to you. You see, my son is very much
into a cappella and is graduating from high-school next year. He�s been
singing in a quartet since jr. high, and took me to the Harmony Sweeps
this year � What a show! I�m buying tickets every year from now on! -
Well, he wants to continue singing a cappella, and is looking for a
chorus to sing with after high school.�
I assured him that his son would be more than welcome to come and
�check us out,� and gave him my Chorus business card. I also suggested
that �dad� come along with his son for the evening.
He smiled, fired up his bike, said �Well, that might happen. Thanks for
the invite.� and took off down the road.
As my heart-rate returned to normal, I thought, "This is one for the
history books!" =8-)
Paul J. Prochaska
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