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Day in the Life: Ron “Coop” Cooper

PEC Cage Supervisor Ron Cooper - Lawrence Sumulong
PEC Cage Supervisor Ron Cooper - Lawrence Sumulong

10:00 a.m. – Wake up, turn on CNN to make sure the world is still turning. Lately it’s been wobbly.

10:30 a.m. – Head to the bathroom, make sure my body still functions.

10:45 a.m. – Put on some rockabilly music to shake the cobwebs out of my head.

11:00 a.m. – Start CD to tape Grateful Dead Concert from 1972 with Cold Rain and Snow opener.

11:11 a.m. – Check e-mail.

11:30 a.m. – Check weather. Same weather, different day.

12:00 p.m. – Better half Connie comes home with lunch.

12:30 p.m. – Talk to my cat Booboo. Booboo is having a great day.

1:00 p.m. – “Jerry Springer Show.” It makes me feel better about my life.

2:00 p.m. – Shower to get ready to go to work.

3:30 p.m. – Arrive at the PEC.

3:35 p.m. – Check in with my helper Bruce Kriegel to see what’s up in Bruce’s world.

3:45 p.m. – Get Gatorade ready for track team.

4:00 p.m. – Put baskets up, take tennis nets down.

4:05 p.m. – Start the laundry from now until closing time.

5:15 p.m. – Unlock locker because somebody’s backpack strap is stuck in it.

6:00 p.m. – Get student workers started on laundry and lock upstairs.

6:30 p.m. – Frisbee guys show up.

8:00 p.m. – Baseball guys show up.

9:00 p.m. – Men’s tennis shows up.

10:00 p.m. – Start putting laundry in lockers, make the workers do most of it.

10:30 p.m. – Take basketball laundry to Darby.

11:00 p.m. – Lock PEC, kick everybody out. “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.”

11:20 p.m. – Last load of laundry.

11:30 p.m. – Head for home, hope the car starts and the tires aren’t flat.

12:00 a.m. – Tune into History Channel for “UFO Hunters.” AWESOME!!

12:10 a.m. – Tune in the radio to “Coast to Coast” radio to get the real news.

3:00 a.m. – Off to lala land… Sweet dreams.

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