He Didn’t Know

He didn’t know if his anecdotal experience would be

statistically verifiable, but, for example, he and his

 

wife and recently adopted Chocolate Lab spend four

winter months in Phoenix, Arizona, so the local rest-

 

aurant review T.V. show the two humans love, has

eight months of programming the couple doesn’t

 

see (and sure, granted the filming doesn’t last all

year but surely it’s more than four months), but there

 

it was upon their return – a re-run restaurant review

they not only had seen but, because of said review,

 

it was a restaurant they had visited the previous

spring before leaving for parts northeast – a visit

 

which only earned mixed reviews from the two.

Same for cable and network shows they hardly ever

 

watch. If they say, “Gee, we never watch this, but

there is nothing else on, so let’s do it,” and there you

 

go and wouldn’t you know? It’s the one show they

have seen. And so they ask an existential question,

 

“Has this, statistically unverifiable experience, happen-

ed to you?”  Sure, they thought so and the dog, to his

 

credit, slept through the frustration and loud voices

shouting at the T.V.

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