I’m looking at myself in the mirror with small bright white lights surrounding it, and I have to smile.
I was told we were going to get to meet Dr. Phil before the show started, but because it was crowded and busy, we weren’t able to. I was a little disappointed, but I understood. Productions like these have tight schedules and are essentially moving a lot of people in and out and they need to do as efficiently as possible.
The next thing I know, I’m being miked and given final instructions from the producers. They told us a little bit about what to do, but not much. I’m seated next to the woman who is going to be featured in the show, the one who believes her idea was taken by Victoria’s Secret. Her attorney begins to peer at me and I know he’s thinking, “Who is this guy?” They begin to bombard me with questions. She’s asking me, essentially, “Are you going to say anything bad?” And I’m thinking, maybe this isn’t going to go so well for me…
But sure enough, a comedian comes out to loosen up the crowd and suddenly the audience is laughing, dancing, singing in the aisles. You can feel the energy on the set. It’s a lot of fun but I can’t quite get my own nerves out. Dr. Phil starts to do his thing and I’m amazed – he’s a true professional. Because I have had some experience, I love watching the men and women who perform day in and day out and can recognize how talented they are. It’s not an easy thing to do. I’m asked a couple questions and because I’ve been told to keep it brief, I do. Some of the other guests took full advantage of the time they were given and maybe I should have too.
It was an amazing experience. I love southern California and all the activity it buzzes with. I live in a small town and my office is located in an even smaller town. Being a part of the show was an honor and hopefully I’ll get to experience some other similar adventures.
Check out the show! I’ll post the time the show airs when I know.