I typically do not make a habit out of name dropping. In fact, in the almost three years that I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve never once mentioned the fact that at one point in my life, back when I wanted to work in television production, I worked for Oprah Winfrey. Yes, it was only a quick contract job which lasted a week or so. However, I should add that during that one week, she once served me orange juice and breakfast while I sat in a first-class cabin on a plane from Chicago to Philadelphia. No lie. Somewhere in my personal vaults, I actually have the VCR tape of a brief appearance which I made on the Oprah show while I was standing on a bus with her on the way to airport. Really. I can’t make this stuff up. It happened.
So why the name-dropping today? Well, I just read about Oprah’s recent stint on jury duty and I couldn’t help but break into laughter when I read the fifth paragraph of this story. Should I be offended that Oprah didn’t ask me to do this? I could have easily come up with a better song, too. The opportunities are endless.
Song now playing: Nick Lowe – “And So It Goes”