“Television is intensely personal.” (Jessica Savitch)
The very next day I was chatting with a different co-worker new to my company who gathered from our conversation that I was divorced. She asked about my previous husband, where he lives now and whether or not my children ever see him. “No, they don’t see him,” I replied.
“Really? Not at all? Why not?” she asked.
“Because he’s in prison,” I clarified. “Until 2020.”
With information like that offered up, there are always a few follow-up questions! (Which I’m happy to answer.) After more questions and some additional explanation, a light came on in my co-worker’s eyes. “Oh! I have a great idea! I know what you need to do!” she exclaimed. “There’s a television show that would be perfect for you!” She told me a about it, including its title and that it’s her favorite show, and I started laughing.
“What’s so funny?” she asked.
“That’s the very show that I’m talking to about appearing on!” I explained.
Two different people, two days in a row, same television show. And me.