December 20th, 2007
11:07 PM ET

COMPLETELY Caught Off Guard

The December 21st edition of CNN Student News gave me the biggest surprise of my career to date.  I honestly had NO IDEA WHATSOEVER about the joke that every other member of our staff was in on.  They'd told me we were going to finish up with some memorable quotes that people – other people – made throughout the year, and I bought it.  And the worst part is the fact that they'd been planning this since before Thanksgiving, when our company's VP came up with the idea.

They were all laughing HARD when they rolled the segment and saw me staring at the monitor in utter shock.  And when it came to the dancing, all I could think to myself was, "Make it stop!"

Well, I guess it is a good way to wrap up the show for the holidays.  And whatever you celebrate, I hope you have as much fun with the break as our staff did embarrassing the Santa hat off me.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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