Thursday, May 14, 2009

What you watch when no one else is watching

I don't watch a ton of television at home. Mostly because I don't have the time. And when I do, we both have to agree on it. Yes, we are an old-fashioned, one television household. The easy thing would be to buy another tv. But we like to keep things challenging.

So last night I was alone and bored in my hotel room and decided I could not bear to watch another Frazier or Seinfeld or another Star Trek, which seems to be constantly on in the city of Vancouver. I clicked on TLC and discovered the most ridiculous, fabulous show on the planet. It was called "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."
To which I said, "Really? Like...really?"

The show basically consisted of women who were so overweight, another thirty pounds didn't seem to alert them of an impending child. Apparently, neither did 9 months of no period. A couple of them even claimed they took pregnancy tests which came out negative. I think they must have been lying. Or at least I hope they were because if not it means they are hopelessly stupid.

Anyway, when birthing time came, the women usually thought they had cancer and that is why they were having searing pain. Some thought it was just gastric distress and tried to poop their way to relief. Of course, this always resulted in a baby in the toilet.

The best part of the show was the dramatic interpretations of women pooping babies into the pot. I'm sure that was a really proud moment in these women's acting resumes.

At the end of each segment, the real women were featured with their now healthy children, everyone happy despite having been born into a toilet. which proves it doesn't really matter how you come into the world. Just as long as you do.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Cobb Durel said...

that sounds like the greatest show ever. it also sounds like those women are completely nuts to confuse constipation with labor pains.