Stuck in the waiting room this morning for a long time, television on. Don’t get me started about how much I hate the ubiquitous need for background noise. Impossible to read not only because Bella was with me but because of the yammering tube I just can’t tune out. I don’t want to watch it; but I find my eyes drifting over. I don’t want to listen, but can’t quite not hear.
Anyway, The View was on. I’d heard about the show but never seen it. What I saw today confirmed what I’d heard, though. The show epitomizes the worst tendencies in women in the same way that The Man Show epitomizes the worst tendencies in men. It is gossipy, catty, self-involved, uninformed. A bunch of women talking to hear themselves talk, even if they really have nothing to say. And did I mention self-congratulatory and self-promoting?
I am so glad Bella was there because I was able to watch her and interact with her. Fortunately she pretty much ignored the television except once when a cat food commercial came on and she started miaowing at the cats.