Well,since Ted isn't here to defend himself, I'll tell a "Ted Michaels Story" to lighten the mood and show that he is only human too and suffers the same daily frustrations as the rest of us......
A few years ago (two or three) I'm driving along Mud Street heading towards the Linc and encounter a huge traffic back-up which was unusual really......I was on my way home from work and was thinking.....what now!....It was hot, humid and looked like T-Storms were on the way and I just wanted to get home......so after about 15 minutes, I finally see police lights and a cop directing traffic and a car side-ways across the lane where that wierd bend from Mud St used to be as it turned into the Linc..... until they finished the Red Hill Parkway
So I'm passing by the scene and I see the car that looked reallyyyyy familiar.....it had a broken front axle and now both tires were pointing in opposite directions...<---0----0--->......lol
And who do I see at the side of the road in what pretty much was tuxedo?.......yup!.....Ted Michaels....I yelled out......Hey!....what the hell happened?......he waves me to pull over and I do......the cop says "is Ted a friend of yours"?....I say yes......and he says good!.....he needs a lift quick over to Carmens Banquet Hall and fast..He's the MC tonight!....I'm stuck here and can't drive him over!......so I say..........ummm, sure...of course !....Tow truck arrives and Ted gives his credit card info...... and Ted jumps in just as it starts pouring rain, all dressed up in his monkey suit and with a file of notes in his hand...we take off leaving the police officer to finish directing traffic until Ted's car was towed.....up we pull to Carmens and he hops out and scoots inside as everyone else is filing in.
The event Ted was Master of Ceremonies of at Carmens?.....the Annual Hamilton Police Awards!...oooops! ..lmao! ....and apparantly a good number of the guests and recipients at the awards were tied up in the same traffic jam that Ted himself created.....too funny!...I called Ted the next day to see how it all worked out and how his car was and he said he used his opening address to apologize to everyone for the traffic nightmare......hahaha :lol:
Anyways, it all worked out and is a funny story in retrospect.