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That soap which is life.

Soaps or soap operas are the bread and butter of the TV industry the world over.  However, when I think about it I’ve known a good few ‘soap’ situations in my life.  Here are a few of the more memorable ones:

  • Friend goes out with another friend.  Friend has an affair and is just about caught out.  The person with whom she is having an affair makes a sharp exit from a downstairs window.  Good comedy.
  • Being told by a friend, that a close friend of good friend of mine is gay.  Causing me to swerve on the motorway.
  • Finding out that two friends of mine have split up.  He has run off with a doctor’s wife and both were last seen heading into the sunset in an Austin Healey.
  • Finding out that the girl I had, sort of, being going out with, was really deeply in love with a very good friend of mine.  I took it like a man.  Cried a bit, internally, and went to their fantastic wedding.  I still like them both very much.
  • Finding out a friend had had a one night stand and discovered she was expecting.  Secret abortion takes place.
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There are others which involve me, but I’m not going to tell you about these ‘soap’ situations! Sorry.

Truth is often stranger than fiction.  I know.

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