Damn you Facebook!
In this day and age, it is very hard to remain unconnected to the world.
That’s especially true if you have a smartphone, which for many people, has become another appendage.
So there I was yesterday, putting in another hard days’ work at CHML and doing my darndest to avoid learning anything about the Italy-Spain Euro Cup round of 16 game.
The game was on one of out TV’s in the newsroom, but I told CHML’s Ted Michaels not to say anything when I bounced in and out of there.
The game was also on in our master control room, but when I walked in, colleague Luke Vermeer graciously turned the channel.
I didn’t turn on the radio on my drive home, nullifying any chance of getting an update, and I didn’t see any vehicles parading an Italian or Spanish flag.
Whew, I made it home at about 1:45 p.m., knowing the game was almost done and I could soon watch it on my PVR.
But my smartphone got me.
No it wasn’t a text or someone calling me, it was a Facebook notification.
Forgetting the social media giant posts the Euro Cup scores, I glanced at my profile and quickly turned away after seeing Italy up 1-0.
I, of course, still watched the entire game… and loved every minute of it.