What you see on TV

@ElicBxn (60762)
United States
January 18, 2018 11:56pm CST
I don't watch much TV these days. In fact, except for Doctor Who, and some TV with my wife, I really don't watch any, except the weather. Now, I would've watched the weather earlier this week, because we had some extreme weather here, except I couldn't find my remote. Well, tonight I spotted my remote and wondered how long this latest cold snap was going to last - answer is that its going to be 70 this weekend. Still, I had to wait until the weather came on, after I turned on the TV. The announcer said something about the new tax bill and pizza. I thought, 'oh, a pie chart.' So, I turned around and, yeah, a PIZZA pie chart, the lady doing the article was using pizza as the reference. Then, a face appeared on the screen. I yelped out my brother's name. Yes, my BROTHER was on the TV talking about the new tax bill. Needless to say, it now had my undivided attention. I had to text my sister and brother that I had seen him. So, why was my brother on TV talking about the tax bill? Well, he is a CPA, so he really does know something about taxes.
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@vandana7 (62280)
• India
19 Jan
Why did he not inform you? He should have! He would have a copy of that recording to show to kids, possibly on youtube, and say well, there was a time when I had my hair even if it is all gone now. So I qualify as a human being. lol. Kidding. It does feel nice to have family member up there, talking intelligent things, or simply getting others to see and listen to them. If he was an Indian, at least 200 households would have been forewarned. lol
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
His only daughter is 32, I'm his only relative in town and this was on a news station that is broadcast for this area. I was just so surprised that out of all the CPAs in this area, he was selected - or maybe he knows the lady doing the report.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
@vandana7 well, while we grew up in Austin, we have no other relatives in Austin - that we know about anyway. Friends and clients would just have to discover it like I did, the U. S. is much more about privacy, if anyone had asked for a list of friends and clients, people would start looking for "Big Brother" like in the book "1984."
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@BarBaraPrz (19350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jan
@ElicBxn Still, he should have told you.
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• Philippines
19 Jan
you must be proud of him
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
I just surprised that he was on the show, he actually looked pretty good and didn't use his "know-it-all" voice
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@LadyDuck (146884)
• Switzerland
19 Jan
I have no idea why your brother was on TV, did you ask him?
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
he is a CPA, so he does tax returns for individuals and businesses. They were talking about how the new tax laws are going to affect people, but aren't going to really know what it does until next year's tax season
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@LadyDuck (146884)
• Switzerland
19 Jan
@ElicBxn I see, so there is a reason why he was on TV.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
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@Hannihar (29319)
19 Jan
That is very interesting and surprising that you saw your brother on TV.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
It was a surprise.
@Hannihar (29319)
21 Jan
@ElicBxn I bet it was ElicBxn.
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@BarBaraPrz (19350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jan
Nothing like a little shock to start the day.
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jan
Or end it in my case