It never ceases to surprise me how many people think I still work for the tv station.
My family and I went to A Fair in Hernando today, one of the best spring arts festivals I’ve ever known. Walking around the courthouse square I was stopped more than a two dozen times by people asking me “how did you get off work today?”
I’ve been gone from the tv station for nearly a year. I realize I was not one of the primary on-air people but I was there every day! Anchoring the morning news, the 9 am show from Peabody Place, filling in on the anchor desk at 5, 6, and 10, and reporting for the 4, 4:30, 5 and 6 o’clock shows regularly. So why have so many people not noticed I’ve left the building? Could it be they’re simply not watching?
I was most surprised when I ran into Memphis city councilman Brent Taylor. He owns and operates Hernando Funeral Home. He asked me if I live down here and about how I must drive back and forth to the station every day. When I told him I hadn’t worked for the tv station in nearly a year, he had no idea.
I guess he doesn’t watch either.