Episode 4

Is The Car Running?

Published on: 28th November, 2021

The Official Seenagers are at it once again. This episode "Is The Car Running?" is another vulnerable story-tell about what it's like to be an Official Seenager. We are wondering, has this happened to you? LOL

Transcript

Is The Car Running?

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SUMMARY KEYWORDS

car, walk, debbie, charlie, haagen dazs, cursing, driving, people, nice, hear, funny, day, forgot, bronx zoo, talking, happened, laugh, avon products, swearing, thought

SPEAKERS

Debbie Nigro, Charlie Ponger

Charlie Ponger:

Hey everyone. Thank you. Thanks. Thanks for stopping by and listening to The Official Seenagers. I'm Charlie along with Debbie and we're your co-hosts. I don't know this whole thing about this subscriber and patron thing is driving us nuts. So if you haven't already, please do so. Has this ever happened to you? The car running. We'll wait till you hear this

Debbie Nigro:

play you have this ready to roll.

Charlie Ponger:

I was trying to have it ready to roll but you know I'm a bit of a neophyte with all this sort of stuff.

Debbie Nigro:

How are you? Charlie?

Charlie Ponger:

How was your day?

Debbie Nigro:

Charlie? I can't see driving anymore. I thought it was just at night. Now it's daytime to see if I can see out of this. i Oh, they held the other eye. Oh, in a blink. Thank goodness. These cars come with a warning blinker. There's somebody on your backside. You know? Yeah. Hi,

Charlie Ponger:

everyone. I'm here. This is Charlie ponger. With Debbie Niagra. The famous Debbie Nigro, did you know?

Debbie Nigro:

No, I didn't know. My boobs. I found out.

Charlie Ponger:

I found out today. You were famous.

Debbie Nigro:

Really? Yeah. Tell me. Well,

Charlie Ponger:

I went into the liquor store because I had to get you some wine. Oh, the coffee's on.

Debbie Nigro:

All right. You just keep talking. I'll get it. Swore swore

Charlie Ponger:

I'm gonna have to bleep that out. There's no swearing on this show. Because we're better than that. Right? Yeah.

Debbie Nigro:

You know, my whole life. Yeah. In my media career, right. In doing radio and talk radio. A billion words have come out of my mouth. I've never cursed on the air. Because, yeah, I have a self editing thing in my head. But I also love to be funny. And you don't have to curse to be funny.

Charlie Ponger:

I you know what? I think it's far more creative. If you're not swearing and trying to be it's

Debbie Nigro:

harder to be funny if you're not cursing because curse words are funny. Yeah, right. I co invented them. And they're in every language. And everybody knows what, you know, people cursing you in other languages. We walked

Charlie Ponger:

in. We haven't even talked about our shows or anything. And here we are. Isn't that something?

Debbie Nigro:

I got something funny for you? Well, first of all, why am I famous in the liquor store? Oh, because

Charlie Ponger:

I walked in. And I wanted to get you a bottle of wine. I wanted to get us a bottle of wine. And I said, Hey, we're Hi, Charlie. And I said, Hey, we're doing a new show. What are you doing? I said, I'm doing a podcast with my friend Debbie and I grow. Debbie Nye grow. I know Debbie Nye grow he Ellie. Yeah. I said, How do you know who? Oh, I've heard her on the radio.

Debbie Nigro:

I get so excited when people hear about me. Well, because I'm talking to myself every day. Yeah. Radio is a beautiful thing. But you never see anybody see you don't know if there's people know people. They hate you. They love you. The only reason I love radio is because they don't like you. Yeah, and they turn you off. You don't know. You feel

Charlie Ponger:

bad? No. They never hurt your feelings. You can't get your feelings hurt or not booing you like if you went to

Debbie Nigro:

hear it. No, it stand up comedy. Yeah, I've tried that. Yeah. Ah, wow. I'm really good at it, are you but I'm petrified. Why? Because if they don't like you, there they are. No, you can't. Because what happens is I short wire, like if I'm rolling here in a laugh, like, oh, you get excited. You get more excited. But you hear nothing. Or like, you start to go like in your head and you can't focus on people know how to do that. I prefer not to see people. Oh, you do? I love in person. I don't mind it. No in person. You could come in to a party. I'm like rent a guest.

Charlie Ponger:

Speaking you're good at that, aren't you?

Debbie Nigro:

Once I get rolling? Yeah, yeah. Initially, when I stand up, my ankles start to shake true. Yeah. I was a keynote speaker for Avon Products. Right, right. And I had five cities. Yeah. And I remember I did the thing with the wrap. So you're not going there again. But I gotta get up and talk. And I look out there's 2000 people, and then I go, Yeah, then you can't get me off. And then you're good. No, but then they can't stop me. There's some tricks to public throws things like enough with this one.

Charlie Ponger:

Did you know that there are some tricks to public speaking to get rid of your nervousness now? Promise works? What do you mean? So when you're public speaking, because I've done some of that? You find a set of eyes and you stare at them and you finish your thought? And they get nervous and all your nervous energy goes. Yeah, and then you find another set of eyes and you don't do it like you're bowling but you do kind of you go around the room like that way and the big audience and say you're picking off people. Oh, and they're like, Oh, God, I hope it doesn't look at me next. I have to pay attention.

Debbie Nigro:

Wow, very cool. That's cool. You torture people. It's nice. Yeah. Oh, you know, so um, yeah. What are we talking about? All I know is that I can't see when I'm driving. And that's this. Here's a good laugh. Good. I just looked down to get out of my car to come into your house. And as it is, there's a problem in there. What? Besides needing a carwash like badly? It's like the array of things that are in my car. Like I would be committed. Totally disorganized. I drive my stuff around. Yeah. How much stuff do have to drive around that is not used in your life while you're driving. Well, what kind of stuff? Well, the thing I was going to bring up that I just couldn't believe was still in my car just now was the dirty diaper for my granddaughter. I didn't want to leave it in the house, I put it in a little bag with other little stuff. And I said, I'll drop it off on the way out, but I forgot about that. Because that's what happens when you're a teenager.

Charlie Ponger:

Right? Oh, I have some. And I'm driving my guard were where was it? Where is it?

Debbie Nigro:

In the backseat of the front seat? Yeah, it's on the floor in the front. Because it's in the backseat. I will see it next Christmas. But that's not the first time I've driven my car garbage around.

Charlie Ponger:

Oh, well, you know, you talk about forgetful. So today, right, I went out I was gonna remember I text you and said I was gonna go to the track and go for a walk. Yeah, that didn't happen. Well, no, it happened. But it took me four times to get to get out there.

Debbie Nigro:

What do you mean? Well, I

Charlie Ponger:

forgot my wallet. I forgot my water bottle. I forgot my headphones. Right? And so

Debbie Nigro:

and so how do you how you know your one way it

Charlie Ponger:

gets worse. Oh, yeah. So I get the headphone thing. You know, the bugs or whatever they're called. They're the wrong ones. They don't plug into the darn phone so they only plug into the computer. I get to the track. Mm hmm. You ready for this guy? My friend Suzanne and I are talking on the phone. I get out of the car. I go for my walk 5000 steps. I get back. And there's two cars now. So there's three silver Honda Accords. I hear a car running. You can't make this up. I hear a car running overnight. It can't be my car. It was no. So I left the car running for 45 friggin minutes. And by the way, that's not the first time I've done it. I did it at a store once and I went back. I'm like, My car's running Charlie really? really bad. Yeah, really were shaped and I thought pathetic. I had so much on my mind. That's part of the problem. I think at least I do.

Debbie Nigro:

Well, we think we have so much on our mind. But we I don't think we have a lot of mind left. That we do. I mean, we're I think we're all trying to do too much. Well, too much. Too much at this stage of life. Well, maybe we're not equipped.

Charlie Ponger:

No, I don't know. Maybe not. Because when you're coming over here, I'm like, I gotta kind of look nice for Debbie when she gets Oh, that's funny. China want to look like a bomb. You look

Debbie Nigro:

nice to you. Oh, yeah, I slept my hair in the car. So I

Charlie Ponger:

put these blue jeans on. And I just by luck. Caught my ass in the mirror. And it's flat. And I saw my pants. My pants. Were like, you know, the pockets in the back of my pants were like hanging. I'm like, What happened to my butt. So of course, I put a different pair of pants look a little tighter. But I immediately went to the internet and I Googled like, Why do men 60 Plus have flat butts? What can I do about

Debbie Nigro:

surely you're making me laugh today? Oh

Charlie Ponger:

my

Debbie Nigro:

god, we should do a segment on the show. Like what happened to this body part? You know,

Charlie Ponger:

we had great bodies when we were young.

Debbie Nigro:

Oh my gosh. If I knew how good looking I was back then I don't work it better. Right? I really worked it better. I

Charlie Ponger:

don't take advantage of it. I didn't know we were good looking people.

Debbie Nigro:

We did not No no, no. Nobody walked by and said hey, you know you better work desk because I got so good down the road.

Charlie Ponger:

You know what, I noticed that I was no longer attractive at all. Tell me I was in my early 50s and I'm in London on business. And normally that you know, I'm this isn't narcissistic. This is reality. I'm walking to use tears in your eyes. I wonder how the coffee's gonna be burned. So So I said true. So I'm in London. And you know, when I used to working in New York City, you notice that like women would turn their heads? It's nice. I'm in London. Hell

Debbie Nigro:

construction sites. I bet you

Charlie Ponger:

I noticed I didn't get any looks. Ah, no, that's it.

Debbie Nigro:

I know.

Charlie Ponger:

A whole different phase of life now.

Debbie Nigro:

Hey, I was so cute at one time that I didn't even realize it until this happened. I yeah, I get off the chain and walking around like who I think I am. My mother would have called it astor's pet horseback them outfits with the heels and the thing and I used to work it I was one of the few girls who could walk 100 blocks in Manhattan heels. Really? Yeah. And pretend there was another no problem with that. Okay,

Charlie Ponger:

killing You're kidding me. Oh my God.

Debbie Nigro:

Believe me the bondage pictures had nothing on what was going on my feet. Okay. Let me tell you the construction guys Yeah, so this was a big day for me right because I and I thought it was a really kind of rude to and inappropriate and just so sexist. I can't even believe I thought this was a good thing.

Charlie Ponger:

Well back then. Good to know.

Debbie Nigro:

These guys We're taking a lunch break and they all had numbers with with cardboard numbers written I want to meet those guys. And they were all like, you know, picture like 12 guys lined up, you know eating heroes or wedges or things their wives. Their wives made them by the way Portuguese. Family, wives and girlfriends make great fish lunches for construction work. I know this because I grew up in construction. But anyway. So yeah, so I'm walking by and I didn't catch that they were going to do this till it was too late. And I was like, this is really wrong. And they're bringing up numbers. I didn't even want to look. But then I saw I got some biggies. And I went back the other way. Like I forgot something. Yeah.

Charlie Ponger:

Did they give you enough? Did

Debbie Nigro:

they give you back again?

Charlie Ponger:

Do they give you another number of cards? He

Debbie Nigro:

actually asked me to stop walking back and forth. Branson? I was having so much fun now. Oh my god. So. So yeah, I know what you mean. Like when you lose your looks and you're used to having a little something go on? Yeah, like I remember when I was pregnant. My daughter. Yeah. I gained like 700 pounds. I didn't get the memo. And so

Charlie Ponger:

how much weight did you gain? Seriously? Seriously, like 60 pounds. Wow. On purpose? No. On Haagen Dazs on haga. You're just hungry. No through that you do pickles and ice cream and all that crap.

Debbie Nigro:

I had a craving for Haagen Dazs and peanut butter mixed in vanilla Haagen Dazs and peanut every night. But anyway, story is that boom, boom, boom, I give birth is great, beautiful baby. And you know, she's only a couple pounds. The rest of it got to do with you. And I finally lose some of the weight and some of the weight. And I knew I was coming. Come back when one day. A bunch of gardeners beeped at me. Oh, you knew your back. I knew I was coming back. Because I couldn't even wear a belt for a year. There was no waste. Yeah, that's okay. You know what I love about being a teenager. What? The looks thing doesn't matter. So much does for me. No, no, I always we all do our best you'd like to show up nice and do best, but it's not my priority.

Charlie Ponger:

i Oh, you mean as a woman? Yes. Yeah. Isn't that nice?

Debbie Nigro:

It's really, really, it's really of relief that I don't find this to be the key thing that matters in me showing up. I'm just happy to show up, right? I'm happy to be alive. I'm grateful to be alive. The right side of the daisies yam on the right side of the daisies. And I'm grateful every day when I wake up. I say thank you. God. Let's rock.

Charlie Ponger:

Yeah, let's rock. Let's have fun. Let's have some laughs Yeah.

Debbie Nigro:

And actually, I walk around. Sometimes I catch myself saying the reflection at the supermarket I go, is that stuff stuck on you? So I'm like, really? I should have maybe checked a little bit better. But who cares? Yeah, who cares? Oh, before we go, yeah, you're talking about leaving your car running? Yeah, I left my car running. I did. And it's so I'm so glad you admitted it first because it's the most insane thing I've ever done. It was back before I don't know some years ago when I was meeting a guy on a date. And I was like, all nervous about the date. And I was meeting and he was doing a job at the Bronx Zoo. He was like a big lightning guy, whatever guy and I was so nervous about the stupid date that I got. I literally got out of the car we did the whole thing. And he walks me back to the car and he goes is your car running? I was like so I guess this is not gonna work. It's like a real studious guy like everything can show that's not you know I had to live it's not me. It's something must be snapped that day and today to you might not you might have had a snap snap crackle pop up there. The first summer. Right then you should see some

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