Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Please make it stop!

Today I was folding laundry. The boys were in the other room playing and I thought 'I'll just turn on the TV and see what's on'. Bad idea. The time was 12:35pm. Not a good time for TV. I rarely watch TV let alone daytime TV so this was a walk on the wild side for me. I was severely punished.

Do you know how incredibly dull the programming is? Compounded by the bland commercials! Ok - 'I Love Lucy' is an exception.

Here is what I learned/saw in my 17-minute swim through daytime TV:

* A judge that has a 'passion for real people'. Um...yeah...who exactly are those
real people and how are all the rest different?*

* There is a guy on a commercial for trade school that urges people to call so that they aren't stuck in the same place in the next four years. Funny because I swear that guy has been doing these commercials for four years. *

* Soap operas and their actors are horrible.
Some actors are cute, but horrible nonetheless. *

* If you are ever invited on Jerry Springer or Maury Povich it is never for a good thing. *

* Wilford Brimley cares more about diabetes than anyone else.
He just exudes care and concern. *

* The actors in the "dramatizations" for personal injury attorneys are worse
that the above mentioned soap opera actors. *

* Most of the time he is NOT the child's father. *

So - that was 17 minutes of my life I will never get back. Doing the laundry in silence is better than exposing myself to that.

Lesson learned.


Pedro said...


Terina said...

i tagged you.

emily said...

soooooooooo true! Now that I am at home 98.9% of the time, I'm learning this. So now I just crank the iTunes or pop in Season 3 of The Office... Yuck for daytime TV. (and nighttime TV these days, for that matter!!)

Anonymous said...

I found your blog when i was looking for the rent logo for a college paper.
then i started reading and I just couldn't stop... everything is so entertaining;)
this is the best entry!lol
I was in the USA as an au pair and there I had some time watching "daytime tv", too.
I can see what you were talking about.

a nice hello from germany!