End of an era: We'll miss you Pat Gallagher
For the past 21 years, there's been a constant in my life--and that's that I'd see Pat Gallagher every day when I come to work.
That's coming to an end, as Thursday is his last day at Triple M. I'm not making a biking reference when I say he's had a pretty good ride.
You can see a list of his accomplishments here, but I thought I'd share some more personal memories about working with Pat all these years.
*I've only seen him get really mad once. Luckily, it wasn't at me, and it was for good reason. He threw his mail, and actually yelled! You know, I'm sure he's been irritated at me a time (or two), but I can't remember him ever yelling at me.
*Neither Pat or I are known for our singing voices, but we got to sing backup, as part of the "M5" for Marques Bovre at the Club de Wash. I believe Marques said after that "That's never happening again."
*When Pat started here, he was doing afternoons and I did afternoon news for him. I remember he was in a major panic when he realized he cued up the Allman Bros. Band's "Mountain Jam" instead of a shorter song...and it was time to play commercials! I suggested he just fade the song out...which is what he did.
*Did you know Pat's a really good cook? The veggie lasagna he made me when I was recovering from surgery was delicious..and ENORMOUS. We just finished it last week!
Pat has been my boss and colleague, but he's also been a good friend. And I'm sure that friendship will continue. I'm pretty sure I'll run into him on the bike trail some time.
Good luck, Pat! We'll miss you.