I feel kinda weird posting about a topic as trivial as this when there are infinitely more important things going on in the world right now, but i needed to get it off my chest before i went to bed. I was spending a great night with my sisters which involved watching this reality show called “The Amazing Race.” The premise of the show seemed fairly interesting; a bunch of teams are given tasks that require them to travel all around the world and solve problems and win prizes in exchange. Unfortunately, the actaul contents proved to be one of the most disguting things I’ve seen in a long time.
For those that saw tonight’s show: no, i’m not talking about the regurgitation and subsequent consumption of one’s own vomit. That’s just a biological thing and i’m not easily affected by those sights (working in an emergency room for a couple of years makes you able to handle pretty much anything). No, what i’m referring to was the near unbelievable treatment of one of the contestants by her husband. While going through an ordeal that would make my strong stomach curl, this woman was insulted, derided, criticized, and demeaned. She was called names and sneered at while crying at the pain that the current task was causing her.
Maybe i’m blind to what was actually going on and this was actually the support that this woman needed. But it sure didn’t seem like that to me. Personally, i wanted her to throw up all over him.
If this is what reality TV is like, then I’m glad I haven’t been watching. bleagh