It's easy to get wrapped up in the lives of people on soap operas. But how realistic are the characters on the show?
This week's Soap Opera Digest takes a look at the issue. In the column, "Gainfully Employed," they take an interesting occupation on a soap and interview a real life counter-part for a reality check.
So Fred Veenstra from Wausau is getting his 15 minutes of fame. Veenstra is a Mailman by day and a Private Investigator at night.
They compared this Wausau native to the private investigator on the Young and The Restless. The show takes place in a mythical town in Wisconsin, so the magazine thought it would be a perfect fit.
You can read more about Veenstra in this week's Digest and catch up with his counter-part on Newschannel 7 at 11 on the Young and the Restless.