Do you want to go on a talk show?

@meggan79 (436)
United States
July 16, 2008 12:11am CST
Months ago my mom got a call claiming they wanted me to go on a talk show. Mom called me and said that she got a call from someone on the Dr. Phil show asking me to be a guest. I thought maybe it was someone pulling her leg so I dialed the number. I was greated with Paramount Pictures how can I help you. I stuttered a bit and was like I got a call from this number asking me to call back, something to do with the Dr. Phil show. I gave her the name of the guy who called and she patched me through. The guy answered and I gave him my name and told him he called for me to be on the show. He was like yes Meggan we would love for you to come on our show. I said um ok but what is the show about. He said it is about Parents who want to get joint custody of their kids. I said excuse me, you want me to come on your show so my dirt bag ex husband can have joint custody? He said if that wasn't an option for me that I could go on the show and they would help me get child support. I was a bit rude and said, "Do you really think you can get blood out of a turnip??" He stuttered a bit and was like um I don't know. I told him that there was no way I would go on his show and that they couldn't even as much as mention my daughter on their show. He told me if I ever changed my mind to call back. I used to like the Dr. Phil show till then!!! Has anyone been a guest on a talk show, been called to be on one and turned it down, or tried to get on one?
2 responses
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
5 Aug 08
That's weird. Do you think they got your name and number from your ex? I remember thinking once that I would like to do something news worthy enough to be invited to be on the Tonight Show some day. That was a long time ago. I had forgotten about it until I read this.
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@meggan79 (436)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yes they got my name and number from my ex. It was odd because it was several months after I talked to my ex's spouse. I thought maybe he was going to be a guest on the show because he tries to kill her at night. Really floored me when the guy told me my ex was wanting joint custody.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
16 Aug 08
That's an awful way to find something like that out. Thanks for BR.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I've never received a call like that, but my question is how did they get your name and number? And are you really in a joint custody case? That is strange. I would never go on a show and reveal all of my personal life to the world.
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@meggan79 (436)
• United States
5 Aug 08
They contacted me through my parents. My ex husband has their phone number. No I am not currently in a joint custody case, but the way it sounded my ex was thinking about taking me to court.