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....