Central Carolina People@Work: Sue Cox

Oct. 04, 2013 @ 04:24 PM

Name: Sue Cox

Family: Johnnie M. Cox and Ruth Oakley Cox (parents)

Position: Public school media coordinator (librarian) at Broadway Elementary School

What is your favorite movie? “It is a Wonderful Life”

Is there a hobby you can’t live without? Reading

What is your favorite book? “Walden,” written by Henry David Thoreau

Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? Pottery

Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? Watching the “Lawrence Welk Show” (syndication), British comedies and “48 Hours”

What was your dream job when you were a child? A nurse

What are some of your favorite things? The holy Bible, books, pictures, seashells, photography, lighthouses, art, music and pottery

What would be your last meal? Fried chicken, creamed potatoes, green beans and unsweetened tea

Who would be your ideal guests? Jesus, Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), Abraham Lincoln

What is something interesting most people don’t know about you? I am a Broadway High School and ECU graduate. Go Pirates!

Ideal vacation spot? Niagara Falls

Favorite professional sports team? Carolina Hurricanes

If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? American Heart Association and Broadway Baptist Church

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? Bad contusion on the left knee from a car accident

Ever had a brush with celebrity? Robert (Bob) Dole at the N.C. State Fair (in one of the educational exhibit halls) and, of course, Vickie Wilkins, the local NCAE president

What would you like to know about the future? I would like to know more about technology in the future.

What’s your favorite website? http://www.google.com

Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Skydiving on a good day

Do you have a tattoo? No

Any fears or phobias? Snakes

Ever been outside the United States? Yes, Canada

Did you have a childhood nickname? “Pumpkin”

Favorite season? Fall/autumn

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? Declining an invitation

What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? I have asked Mrs. Pam Brown, the school’s cafeteria manager, “What are we having for lunch on Friday?” Each Friday, the entrée is either pizza or a sandwich! No changes!

Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Lucille Ball

Biggest pet peeve? Tardiness

What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 5:45 a.m.

What talent do you wish you had? Reading music notes and playing the piano

Ever seen a ghost? No

What superhero power would you most like to have? Stop criminal actions

What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? “Jetsons,” “I Love Lucy,” “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza”

Favorite band or musical artist? The Supremes, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, B.J. Thomas

To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? None, keep all 50 states

What’s your cell phone ringtone? None

Favorite dessert? Chocolate chip cookies

Who’s your best friend and why? My parents — they are smarter than I am.

You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog

If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

What’s your favorite condiment? Mustard

Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No

If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? The Golden Rule — people should treat others as they would like to be treated.

Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger

Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Giving, listening, learning, caring, serving, empowering

Name: Sue Cox

Family: Johnnie M. Cox and Ruth Oakley Cox (parents)

Position: Public school media coordinator (librarian) at Broadway Elementary School