Seriously, this is a real epidemic and it needs to be addressed. We live in a world post-Netflix and Hulu where not a single person is required to have cable or satellite. Does this mean it is someone else's fault if we have not seen The Walking Dead or The Following right when it comes on? No, but is it our fault if we planned to watch it peacefully the next day? Absolutely not.
I've been watching The Walking Dead since it first came on TV a few years ago. Having read every single comic, I have to admit I was a touch disappointed, but I've stuck with it. Up until recently, I have never had the need to watch it the second it comes on because everyone who talked about it were always as caught up as I was and if they weren't, we would leave them be. Fast forward to now, I work in a moderately sized office and there just seems to be that guy--I'll call him River Song--that watched the episode last night and just had to tell somebody.
River doesn't just tell somebody. She tells everybody and at high decibels. It is to the point where I start handing out spoilers from the comic books which eventually will ruin the show (slow burn).
Tell me what you think about spoilers in your everyday life in the comments below. I'd love to read a good story.
Thomas William Shaw is an author and stage actor from Birmingham, AL. He lives with his wife, Lauren, their children, and their cats in a quiet place. Occasionally he will post about it.