Recently, I ran across an old friend and he was wearing a T-shirt that said, “You Look Like You Might Need A Ride To The Train Station.” I asked what that shirt referred to because I was curious and then the following conversation happened.
“You really don’t know?” “If I did, I would not ask.” “Have you not see the the show Yellowstone?” “I have not,” “Are you kidding me? Why not?” That was said about as loud as a Motley Crue concert. “You have really not seen Yellowstone? I can’t believe it. I cant believe you have not seen it.” “Do you remember my original question?” “No.”
So it began. A conversation of why I have not seen this TV show that according to him, everyone else has. Yellowstone is the name of it and yes, I had heard of it but had no idea what it is about.
Then comes my favorite part as I turned the tables on him.
“Is it as good as Breaking Bad?” “Never saw Breaking Bad so I don’t know.” “What do you mean you never saw Breaking Bad? It is only the best show ever and pretty sure, everyone is watching it.”
My question is, am I the only with friends who do this? Just get flabbergasted because I have not seen a show they are watching? I laugh every time I get asked if I am watching this show or that show because I will always say no, just to gauge their reaction. Almost every single time I get that conversation that I wrote about above and to watch them get so hot about it, is the best.
This also happened with the show, The Sopranos. I did not watch it until last year but the conversations I would have with friends who found out I had not scene a single episode was something else. I often feared if they would ever talk to me again and for some, that would have been most O.K. Just kidding. The head shaking, the disbelief, the eyes rolling, all of it encompassed the “I cannot believe you have not seen it” body language. It really is funny.
I have a T-shirt that I love and wear all the time that says, “Don’t Call Me Shirley.” Now we all should know what movie that comes from but from time to time, I will run across someone that has no idea and they will ask. Instead of saying, “It is from the movie Airplane,” I should try this instead.
“Are you kidding me? You have to be kidding me? Why not?” I wonder if their reaction is the same as mine? I just laugh thinking about it.
Maybe I will start dressing up as Sonny Crockett and when people ask, let them know about this great new show on Friday nights with “MTV Cops.” Hey, what is old is always new again at some point. You are welcome!!