Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Am Not My Worst Critic...This Time

So I was interviewed for a morning TV show to address a pretty complicated health topic. They told me I had 2-4 minutes, so keep the answers short. I did as well as I could and my nurses said it was as concise as it could be (they were listening in the hall during the interview).

I recorded it and showed it to my loving children, for whom I have bought Valentine's chocolates to surprise them with after dinner.

The 9-yr-old turns to look at my face halfway through the segment. Apparently he never knew I had a mole until he saw it on TV. He says I should have asked them to "blur it out." He also thinks one of my answers was too silly. This would be when the interviewer says emphatically, "Thanks for having us!" I responded equally emphatically, "Thanks for coming by!"

The 15-yr-old says that I didn't explain the subject very well and he is still confused by it. He apparently doesn't understand that it's hard to cram 7 years of medical training about a subject into a 4-minute blurb.

Perhaps I will be the one eating those Valentine's chocolates after dinner....

6 comments:

Sheila said...

Congrats on your TV spotlight.

Pammie said...

Congratulations! And, if it makes you feel any better - I ate six raspberry truffles from See's this morning:) J. brought them to me in bed!

Sister said...

J sounds like a good man!

gwensews said...

I commend you for doing a TV spot. Had it been me, I know that nothing would have come out of my mouth. I would have sat there like a deer in headlights!

RobbieK said...

Kids, you can't live with them and you can't give them back.

Sister said...

Gwen, I do look a deer - just a nervous one trying to chat up the hunter before he gets shot.

Robbie, giving them back sounds so awesome sometimes!