Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Daytime TV Update
For those of you unfortunate enough to have a job that pulls you away from daytime television, I'd like to offer you some updates. Firstly, I don't know where they dredge up these people, and it makes you wonder if the world is full of idiots and ignoramouses. When I first started watching Dr. Phil, guests who came on the show seemed like they had legitimate problems--problems I could relate to. Now, likely for sake of ratings, the guests on the show are complete idiots! Today, for example, a woman dated a guy for more than 30 months and became engaged to him without ever meeting him. She even loaned him $5,000. Surprise, surprise, the guy wasn't who he said he was. It reminds me of a guy I worked with who was a 50-year-old bachelor who started writing a Russian model over the Internet. Within three e-mails she was proclaiming her undying love for him, even though her English comprehension wasn't great. She was ready to come over to the U.S. and marry him, just so long as he sent her $1,000 to help her get over here. Luckily, the co-worker didn't fall for it. But I'm guessing there are plenty of sorry saps out there that have fallen for it--hook, line, and sinker. How do people let themselves get to that state? I guess at least I get to live vicariously through them on the Dr. Phil show--I don't think I'll be e-mailing any "Russian cosmonauts" any time soon.