Last night, I was folding the week's laundry on the couch. The television was on. Tim was watching America's Funniest Home Videos.
He would have been, except that he wasn't watching television.
He had been watching the Steelers play. Then he switched over to watch the Bills game long enough to be assured that they were going to win. Then he switched to the evening news.
After a bit of that, he just wandered off to the office to look around the internet for a while.
Me? I was folding the laundry. I could have changed the channel, but it didn't really matter because I wasn't really paying all that much attention.
(...and the remote control was over on his couch...)
And as I was just about finished folding, the television announced that it was "interrupting regularly scheduled programming for a special news bulletin".
"Uh oh," I thought.
Tim came shooting out of the office.
A very somber broadcaster broke the news to us. Bob Saget died, the very first host of the programming we were currently watching. They repeated it yet again. "Bob Saget found dead in an Orlando hotel room at age 65," We were then told that we were being returned to regularly scheduled programming.
"For God's sake," I said. Tim shook his head and laughed.
I get that he was a television personality and will be remembered fondly, but...
A special news bulletin? For that?