I’ve gotten sucked into the trap before. I’m spending a casual evening with neighbors or family and in the background, some TV starts to show a rerun of The Big Bang Theory. “Oh!”, they declare excitedly, “Isn’t this show the greatest? Do you guys just love Sheldon?” No. No I don’t love Sheldon. No I can’t even bear to watch this insipid, insulting tripe without making rude comments. And when this truth bears out in front of them–eye rolls and scoffs emoting wildly from my face–they act shocked and surprised. “We thought you guys would love this the most!”
Welcome, friends who enjoy television, books, history, and politics with a swirl of bitchiness, a splash of gin, and good light to read by. Curl up with a cat, and enjoy the show. May ye be blessed with a sense of humor and an endless bottle of wine.