I see it every day. Pick any news show you care to choose and you’ll see it, too.
This morning, I saw a post on Today’s Facebook page about Savannah Guthrie’s iPod playlist. Within about one minute of the post appearing, someone posted that they weren’t interested and that they never watch, anymore.
Within one minute.
Let’s get real, folks. Say whatever you like, but common sense betrays your words when you’re so eagle-eyed that you can respond to a post that quickly. And if that show is one that — for whatever reason — you’ve decided you aren’t interested in watching, anymore, if you’ve decided to “boycott” it for whatever reason, then why is it in your Facebook feed to begin with?
There are only about two possibilities that explain it: either you’re a masochist, who insists on surrounding themselves with things and people they truly don’t like just…because; or you aren’t nearly as “uninterested” as you claim to be.
But make no mistake: when you’re able to jump in that quickly to tell the world how much you don’t care, you’re not fooling anybody: clearly you do. I just think it’s only fair that you should hear the truth.
Sooner or later, something will turn you off from a show that you’ve watched for a while. You may be so turned off that you decide that you’re never going to watch them again.
That’s okay. That’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it. There’s nothing wrong with that.
But there is something wrong with being so obsessed with something that you assure everyone you feel no interest in that you have to constantly remind everyone else of your disinterest.
When that happens, the problem may not be the show: it might just be you.
Patrick is a television producer, writer, Mac lover, and Christian, though not necessarily in that order. He has a natural dislike of double standards and poor grammar.
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