I'm about to wrap up my Christmas Vacation but all week long I keep catching myself in situations that make it seem like I should be at work. So here are the top ten signs that you may be a TV News Photographer on Vacation...
1 - If you see an Ambulance pass by you have the urge to turn around and find out where it's going.
2 - When you see firetrucks speeding to a call you reach for the buttons on your scanner even though you're in your personal vehicle.
3 - Any glimps of smoke on horizon is like a magnetic attraction and you instinctively head toward it.
4 - If you see an auto accident you have to stop to find out what happened and how bad the injuries are.
5 - While at the mall shopping you keep a close eye on other people wondering who'd make a good MOS.
6 - You read the morning paper to see if you can guess what the news lineup will be at 5 and 6.
7 - While watching for those stories you catch yourself trying to figure out who shot what.
8 - You speed to Grandma's house like you're late to a press conference.
9 - When you answer your personal cell phone you blurt out your station call letters.
10 - The BREAKING NEWS on the late newscast is about a shooting at a shopping mall and you wish it could have happened while you were in that same mall earlier that very day. (I carry a small digital video camera almost everywhere I go.)