I’m normally not a big fan of shows like American Idol or America’s Got Talent but I do like to see disasters as they occur. Who can forget memorable performances like William Hung’s version of She Bangs? These types of things are pure entertainment for me. I know that by admitting this, I run the risk of appearing to be a huge jerk but I know I’m not the only one because TV producers keep giving us these train wrecks.
Yesterday I received a link from my boss telling me to check it out but to not be judgmental. It was a video clip of a 47-year-old British cat lady that is in severe need of a lip waxing from Britain’s Got Talent. In my mind, the producers of this show set her up to be a complete crazy, a la 75% of the people on the first six episodes of American Idol every season that think they have talent but really don’t. Given my desire to see some good public humiliation, I watched it expecting to see her get run off of the stage within a few minutes. Boy was I wrong.
My boss told me not to judge and, despite my best efforts, I judged. Sometimes it’s so hard not to be judgmental but when we are, we run the risk of missing something really cool. I learned a bit of a lesson. I hope you have too Judgie McJudger.