Friday, July 15, 2011

On the futility of television soap operas

On the futility of television soap operas

Twenty years! Twenty years of living with a woman who made me watch Emmerdale every single night! Twenty years!

Then, my marriage on the rocks, I move to a flat where my new flatmate's guilty secret is his love of Britian's fourth favourite soap opera. Every. Single. Night. Forever.

So, imagine this recent text exchange with the ex:

Me: "OK, when's a good time to call you and discuss something?"

: "About 7pm."

Me: "7pm? Won't you be watching Emmerdale?"

Her: "I don't watch it any more. It's gone rubbish."

If I wasn't already divorced, I'd get a divorce.

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