Monday, August 15, 2011
First, this bizarre trend towards reality TV shows. Not all qualify for this post but there are some that leave me scratching my head. I stand before you and state that I have NEVER watched an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. My primary source of knowledge is from news stories, commercial promos or water cooler talk at the office. I have never understood young women (or men for that matter) that compete on televison to "test drive" 25 strangers over a period of a few weeks to find their life mate. And once the show is over and the relationship shockingly collapses, everyone is shocked that it didn't work out. Seriously???
Tonight I watched a promo for The Bachelor Pad. I don't know enough about the show to explain the premise accurately but I think its similar to the Bachelor but along with all the "test driving" there is a bonus of $250,000 to the winner. The part of the news story that horrified me was the women were lined up in bikinis while the men pelted the ugliest one with paint filled eggs. Again, I ask........Seriously?? Humilation, degradation, etc but Hey, there's a quarter million on the line so I guess its OK . Bahhhhhh.
Rant - Part 2
Yesterday a young woman fell to her death at Niagara Falls. She was sitting on the railing, with her legs hanging over, to get her photo taken and lost her balance. There are signs, warnings, security etc, yet people continue to hang over the railing. So today, naturally there were multiple news crews on the site to cover the tragedy as searchers continue to look for her body. A reporter captured another young woman doing the exact same thing. She was maybe 20-25 years old. He asked her if she had heard of the tragedy. Yes, she says she heard about it. So he then asks her why she would do the same thing today, knowing the risks. She smiles, giggles and says well "I feel bad but I just wanted a quick picture and its no big deal". NO BIG DEAL.............Seriously???
Each year during Hurricane/Tropical Storm season, dozens of people flock to Peggy's Cove to watch the ferocious waves crash up on the rocks around the famous lighthouse. There are warnings and depending on the severity of the storm, Police Officers have been placed there to deter people from putting their lives in danger. Every single year someone gets swept into the sea, and rescuers risk their own lifes to save these morons. Last year, a rescuer lost his life trying to save someone who refused to heed the warnings.
OK, that's enough. I'm done ranting for tonight. I wonder if this train of thought has anything to do with the longest Monday afer vacation ever?? Yes, it was not an easy first day back to work. :)