Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: between the silence of the mountains, and the crashing of the sea....
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Why does it always seem to be the guys that have some justification for having the tv on? My husband is almost never home, and when he is home, if the tv is on, he is glued to it-- must be some kind of primal instinct, like it is a snake that might bite us if he takes his eyes off of it. During the sept. 11 situation, I came home to find my then 6 year old son in fetal position, with his hands over his ears, while my oblivious husband stared at the clip of the planes hitting the towers. His justification? "I've been working hard and haven't gotten to see any of this stuff." Yeah, but our very sensitive son was being traumatized.
I have also found him watching shows like "Friends" with the boys, with no thought to the content. Its like the tv erases his brain.
You a not a freak, tv is freaky. Luckily, we cant afford cable, so we are limited to the stations that out radio shack antenae picks up. Even that is bad enough.
My mother watches tv about 12 hours a day. At the start of the war in Iraq, she was trying to tell me all of these simplistic justifications for it, and whenever I would share anything more complex and against the war with her, she would tell me to beware of information on the internet. It was really frustrating, because she was spouting what sounded like tv slogans, and telling me that Fox news had "great diversity of opinion." That was so frustrating for me.
I wish I could somehow break the tv, but with five guys around here, I am working against the tide.
take care, I am so with you on this,