My poor husband tries to be supportive of all my interests. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out so well for him.
Today I'm not feeling well. So I was curled up on the couch with a cup of herbal tea while I watched a guilty pleasure.. the soap opera, Days of our Lives, which I TiVo all week. As is my custom, I proceded to tell off the characters who annoyed me between coughing fits. "Shut up, Kate, you skank!" or "EJ is such a dog."
Ross was in the kitchen making lunch and listening to me. "What's the matter honey?"
"Nothing.. EJ is a jerk. I hope they kill him."
And being the kind gentleman he is, he opened a can of worms and asked "Who is EJ? Is he the Salem Stalker?". And that innocent question led to this exchange:
Me: "Well probably, but that storyline is a year old now. He's the one who raped Sami and may be the father of one of her twins."
Ross: "Sami? Is she the one you like? I thought she was married."
Me: "She is.. to Lucas. But he's freaking out because he may not be the baby-daddy, and is stressed out over Sami devorcing him and marrying EJ to end the De Mira vendetta."
Ross: "I thought her and Lucas had a kid."
Me: "They do.. Will......but that kid is like 14 or something."
Ross: "Wait..so who is EJ the jerk? I'm confused."
Me: (sigh) "EJ is the son of Stephano Di Mera. His mom was Susan the psycho who was given plastic surgery to look like Stephano's daughter, Kristen. EJ was a race car driver and put a lot of money into a business with Kate, Lucas' mother, but he's always been in love with Sami."
Ross: "Wait. So is EJ just using Sami to hurt the Brady's and that's why he has had a fling with both Lucas' mom and his wife?"
Me: (getting annoyed at missing my show while explaining.) "NO! EJ really is in love with Sami. His tryst with Kate was more of just a business thing, or else he just wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps who also had a fling with Kate. But he really is in love with Sami and hopes he is the father of her twins. It's not that complicated! You just don't pay attention when I tell you things!"
At this point Ross gets annoyed, walks into the living room, glares at me and says:
"I do pay attention. I pay attention to everything you tell me, but you women and your little TV shows are nuts! Nevermind! I'm sorry I asked."
Then he stomps back into the kitchen.
5 minutes later I say "Stupid useless Kate" quietly to myself .... then I hear hear him breathe out heavily before he bellows:
"Okay.. who the heck is Kate again?"
Soaps are like second hand smoke... they don't just effect the "smoker".. they poison the brains of everyone within a 40 foot radius apparently.
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