Thursday, December 20, 2018
Banging heads together
Do you ever watch programmes that annoy you and yet you continue to watch them, time after time?
Two years ago I became acquainted with Gilmore Girls on Netflix. I loved it. I watched an episode a night, every night. And then the main character began to annoy me. I even blogged about how she annoyed me, here. I kept on watching, though, and ended up viewing the entire seven series.
In desperation at the juvenile and destructive behaviour of our parliament and my inability to influence what happens next, I've been seeking comfort viewing and having gulped down The Kominsky Method within a week, and having watched Grace and Frankie's four series yet again, I've returned to Gilmore Girls.
But now I want to complain again. How can it be that Lorelai, the main character, was a single mother at the age of 16 and without a private income managed to raise her daughter single-handedly to the age of 16, and yet she never learned to cook? She eats out every day at her favourite cafe: how can she afford to? In one episode, we see her clearing out her fridge of left over junk food and doggy bags. She takes a pizza box out of the fridge, looks inside and sees a sixth of a pizza and then closes up the box and crams the whole thing, food included, into the bin. She does this with the next pizza box, the left over Chinese food, pasta, whatever. It made me feel queasy to watch this scene. Quite apart from the waste of food, has she not heard of recycling?
You know what I'm doing, don't you? It's called a displacement activity. I really want to bang the heads together of every member of this appalling government and their irresponsible behaviour in throwing away the prosperity of this country on top of ignoring the increase in homelessness and hunger and poverty and the ill-treatment of asylum seekers, and every other social ill you can think of. This week, with 99 days to go before Brexit and nothing yet agreed as to how it's going to be handled, they are arguing over whether Jeremy Corbyn said 'stupid woman' to Theresa May.
GET A GRIP!
GO TO YOUR ROOMS AND DON'T COME OUT AGAIN UNTIL YOU CAN BE SENSIBLE.
OK, now I'm going to go and look at my tree to cheer myself up.