This week, Saskatchewan lost two prominent political figures. One, Allan Blakeney, a premier known for his work in Crown corporations, health care, etc. The other, Serge LeClerc, a politician who started out in a rough life and spent his last years helping youth in Saskatchewan. Every one in the province was devastated.
I wasn't one of them. I mean, I felt bad that someone was dead. I just had no idea who they were.
I've heard the names over and over again in my youth. I recognized that I knew the names, but had no idea why. When I got to work this week, one of my coworkers started talking about how sad it was that Serge LeClerc had died of cancer.
I perked up because I'd just heard his name on the radio and I love to be informed on things that I normally don't care about. I mentioned I had heard about his death on the news. And then I inserted my foot in my mouth.
Didn't he used to play hockey or something?
There was stunned silence before the laughter rang out. No, Bron. He's a politician. He did a ton for Saskatchewan youth.
Oh... yeah... I knew that.