I’m just back from my Woman’s Club meeting. One of the local news reporters, Jeremy Jojola, was kind enough to come give a presentation to the group. I get a big kick out of this guy and his twitter feed. He’s a classy young man and a credit to his profession.
Now I booked him months ago and hoped to grow the club more significantly than I have managed. I did tell him we were a group of old ladies, very old ladies, but I am not sure if this registers or what. In whatever case, Mr. Jojola showed up, found a room for of 20 old ladies, and started into his presentation.
Mr. Jojola is knowledgeable. He has an easy manner and his presentation was interesting. He took questions from the audience. All the women in the group are well educated so their questions were engaging and his answers, satisfying.
At one point he pulled his smart phone from his pocket. He’s a young man but has been a reporter for 14 years. He was telling us how technology had changed his business. “I can take a picture or record video and send it to my station in just a few seconds,” he explained. He contrasted this with with how it was just 10 years ago, and one of the ladies raised her hand to ask a question.
He nodded to her,and with a completely straight face, she asked him, “Can you call my grandson on that?”
“Can you call my grandson for me?” she asked again “Call him on that phone…”
She explained her grandson was waiting outside to drive her; she wanted Mr. Jojola to tell him that he would have to wait because there was a speaker and she could not leave until he’d finished speaking.
At first, we were all sort of stunned, but then Mr. Jojola said he would be happy to make the call for her, ‘What’s his number?” he asked. Most the room chuckled.
Mr Jojola made the call from the front of the room. The call was dropped and long story short, I got hold of the grandson on my phone, while Mr. Jojola finished his presentation and everyone was happy.
I just want to say how nice it is to see and spend time with people who handle themselves with this kind of grace. It’s not every day, you see someone young be so accommodating to someone so much older.
The gal who made the request is in her 80′s. She’s recovering from heart surgery. She is not at all senile. What she is, is a pip and hey! She needed a phone, he had one, so what the hell?
I have a high opinion of Mr. Jojola. He’s a hardworking professional, who reeks of integrity and reports without bias. He cemented my opinion of him, when as he was leaving he offered to come back and speak to our group again, at anytime I might need him to. That’s class!
If you ever have a news tip, send it to this guy, okay? If you’re holding an ace, and it’s got to go somewhere – this is your man.
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