“Brit’s baby is Dante and Lulu’s,” said my wife’s email. The subject line read: I figured it out.
For those not in the know or the unaffiliated, Brit, Dante, and Lulu are characters from General Hospital. You know, “Just can’t cope without my soap, General Hospital.”
Now, I’d like to tell you I had no idea what my wife was talking about. However after a split second I knew just what my wife meant. And was surprised. I even emailed back – “Huh? How?”
My wife is very good at figuring out soap plot lines. In fact, she is the Jessica Fletcher of deciphering Soap plot lines.
It’s definitely not her only skill, but it is impressive.
Anyway, my wife is a television addict. She is the type who has the television on all day. I don’t know how much she is actually watching and how much is for background noise. I think it depends on the show.
However, when it comes to the Soaps, she is definitely paying attention. Soaps and shopping are how she decompresses from keeping on top of a full time job, the boys, and the house.
Therefore, if I want to talk or hang out with my wife at night, it is in front of the Soaps. And so I watch at least for short periods of time. Hence, I have come to know some of the characters and plot lines.
Now, I know enough to be annoying. You see, the shows kind of frustrate me. I want answers to the plotlines that go on forever. I even want the plotlines to have some semblance of reality. However, it’s like my wife always says – No character is ever really dead on a Soap. Decapitated? Mutilated? Disintegrated? Not a problem. You will be back in a year, and maybe even without plastic surgery.
Anyway, I ask my wife a million questions during the show to catch up and remember what I have missed or just to understand the sheer ridiculousness of the plot line.
“Who’s that character again?”
“So why is he with —-?”
“What do you mean?”
“I thought he was with the other one. What’s her name?”
“You mean —-?”
“Yeah I think so. Anyway, what happened?”
“So, why’s he with this one now?”
“He’s kind of with both now.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well he still likes —, but he used to have crush on —-. Now, —- realizes she is interested in him, but — is still getting over —-.”
“Uh huh. So, these two are going to get together?”
“It looks like it.”
“So, what’s going to happen to —-?”
“Would you just watch!” My wife reaches her breaking point with my questions.
A real intellectual conversation, I know. Well, at least we have not mentioned the children in 10 minutes.
By the way, now that my wife and I have talked, I think she is right about Brit’s baby. It makes total sense. I might even stay tuned. Thanks dear.