THE TIME OF OUR LIVES
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Theme: Making the most of your time.
Episode Number: 350
Writer: Marshal Younger
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17
Album: # 27: The Search For Whit
Last Air Date: 08/12/2004
Original Air Date: 4/13/96
Do not adjust your radio. We are in control. You are about to enter a dimension of sight, sound, and mind; a land of shadow and substance; and a lot of weirdness. This is the “Twilife Zone,” hosted by Connie, or “Rodlyn Serly.”
In this presentation, Connie introduces two young kids. The first is Kathy, who is popularly known as a “mallie.” Kathy spends all her time in the mall, shopping. She loves to shop. She lives to shop, until she enters a very special store and emerges 10 years older! Yes, she has wasted 10 years of her life in the mall! Now her friends have all grown up, gotten married, and started careers. Her parents have moved away. Her brother has gone off to war, and Kathy has missed all of it!
The second story concerns a young man named Jeremy, who is addicted to television. He loves TV. He lives for TV, until two policemen break down his door one afternoon, threatening to arrest him. According to the police, television viewing has been outlawed. They take away Jeremy’s TV, but he finds an old black-and-white portable in the garage and takes it on the run! Now he is a fugitive! He’ll do anything to watch TV, little realizing that he is wasting his life.
The story jumps to years later. Now age 30, Kathy and Jeremy are at a Time Wasters Anonymous meeting, sharing their testimonies. Rodlyn Surly, our “Twilife Zone” announcer, is in charge of the meeting. She tells them to go back, confront their pasts, and make up for the time they’ve lost in their lives. Kathy and Jeremy realize that the only way to do that is to go to the mall. There, they encounter their younger selves, begging them to change their time-wasting ways and to make the most of their time. The ending is not entirely happy, but the lesson of this episode is for us, the listeners. We learn not to waste our time on frivolous activities that sap us of our futures.