About eight months ago, I moved my family to St. Louis. We’re still exploring the city and what it has to offer to families. So far we’re loving it. But something happens everywhere we go.
Let me set the scene. Fast forward to 10 minutes into walking into a business.
Person at business: … so what brings you to St. Louis?
Person: Oh great! Where do you work?
Me: I work in radio on KMOX.
Person: That sounds like fun! So do you have a show, or do you work in the background?
Me: I host Overnight America. It’s a nightly talk show.
Person: So what do you talk about?
Me: Anything, really. Whatever I find interesting or relevant.
Person: I bet you talk a lot about Trump.
It’s at this moment I know they’re either going to tell me about how much they love or hate the President of the United States. Every… single… time. Never fails.
Whenever the family gets together, I dread the conversations that turn into politics. It turns into several individual conversations about President Trump, over and over, like the movie Groundhog Day. So this year I’m coming to the meal prepared with “pivot” questions in order to divert the politics.
** Why doesn’t anyone put ketchup on turkey? It’s popular that way in Canada. (That’s actually not true, but would make for fun conversation.)
** What do you miss most about the 90s?
** We put our Christmas tree up… was it too early?
** If you could have one super power, what would you pick?
** What kind of phone do you have? What do you hate about it?
You don’t need to have any deep questions on Thanksgiving, just enough to change the subject. Think of these as “Break in Case of Trump Conversations.”
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Sometimes you just need a little confirmation when someone agrees with you.
I can confirm, I still feel old…
This is a beautiful rendition of Producer Mike… love it Jarome!