I've recieved alot of whispers/mail and PM's online about this.
Last year my roomate and I were practicing for track. I decided to put my headphones on and listen to some music while running in the woods, the same trail we use to use every year. Im the long distance runner, so i was a little bit ahead of him. Well, what i did not notice when i stopped to take a break was the huge oak tree that was falling and was about to land on top of me. My roomate sprinted forward and pushed my obvlivious ass out of the way.
I got up and turned around, only to see that my best friend was trapped under the tree. His right leg was broken in 3 different places and his left knee cap was completely shattered. Our school was graceful enough to allow him to finish his degree on scholarship, despite him not actually running anymore. He's fine now, after half a year in a cast and a couple months of rehab he's walking with a minor limp. But he'll never run normal again.
Ironically at the time, "my guardian angel" was playing on my playlist. That song is now OUR song. sounds kinda gay. i know. But I would do anything for him.
Most friends say "i'll take a bullet for you".
Mine took a tree. Kinda raises the standard a bit.
Thats why i wont talk on DDO when i get home because he works night shift, and i dont want to disturb his sleep.
Just a little info into why i do not use microphone on weekdays