Monday, December 3, 2012

Ignorance Is Bliss?????


My child is home from the hospital and feeling better. I am catching up on the sleep I missed while I worried. Well, I would if my pet menagerie would cooperate.

The warm weather beckons and I sip my coffee while listening to the news. This particular station has students in the morning and the news can be pretty entertaining. Some will stumble on the words and try to blurt everything at once, some have heavy accents and are impossible to understand. This morning a young man was attempting to find his rhythm. He was pausing every few words, as if reading a child's poem. His pauses did not coordinate with the content of the news story. It was about a couple traveling and speaking to various groups about AIDS. As I was half listening I heard him say " ....and travel the world, (pause), spreading AIDS, (pause), awareness ........."  Really unfortunate timing there.

Last night, he who mows and tows had control of the remote and we ended up watching 'America's Funniest Videos'. Most of the clips showed people doing things that were really dangerous and could have ended up with serious injuries, making me feel like it was staged. That they were thinking up stunts to video just to submit. Lacked spontaneity. There was one that I just found disgusting. A toddler with a diaper full was put on a water slide, leaving a trail of brown smeared behind her. I don't know if it was "real" or not, as all the people around the child were bent double in laughter and not rushing to get out of the pool of water she entered at the end of the slide.

All I could think about was that some poor soul was going to have to clean that slide and the pool would have to be closed to sanitize the water ......
Then I started to wonder (as I am prone to do). What if they simply washed it into the pool of water and hoped the next group of swimmers didn't know about the "fecal incident".
I don't know that I will ever slip mindlessly into a pool of water again!

8 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

I completely missed your last post. Hope your daughter is being diagnosed OK. Wish your headaches would leave. But, at least we know to wonder if the pool has been fecaled.

Brian Miller said...

i am glad to hear she is home...oy...

ugh on the poop in the pool...many of those videos are not even funny and i do believe staged...

Pat said...

I'm glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better.

I think that a lot of the videos on that show are staged. It's not as funny as when it first came out.

Mamma has spoken said...

Ugg, gross!
Glad your daughter is home and ok and that your weather is good. It's great here too. Warm enough to open the windows and let some fresh air in!

Val said...

So happy to hear that your daughter is out of the hospital and feeling better. I'm sure that will be a great stress-reliever for you.

My son and I watch AFV every now and then. The ones we find are all about ten years old. They are pretty funny. I'm partial to kids messing up their school musical programs.

Linda O'Connell said...

You'd be surprised what people do in ools...ooops, forgot the P. Glad your daughter is better.

joanne said...

I don't watch that show anymore since most of it feels staged to me...and not funny. Glad your girl is doing better and you can finally breathe.

SkippyMom said...

Glad your girl is doing better too! Hope you get some much needed sleep. Maybe you could feed the menagerie a bit extra and fill up their tummies to make them sleep longer? Probably not, b/c then they would have to go to the bathroom - feeding works for Spot, as do looong walks, but your guys and the kitty don't strike me as walkers so much - so maybe some backyard playtime? Wear them out so they give Mom some sleep. :D

I don't watch AFHV either and for the same reasons - those and the fact that the winner is usually some screaming brat that everyone thinks is uproariously funny, but we would've been on extreme lockdown for throwing that kind of tantrum because we didn't get our way. It just got stupid.