Last night, on Survivor, or as my husband refers to it with our kids, "Momma's show," the tribes swapped two people. Two total studs got sent to the tribe that's been losing. The original loser tribe members decided to intentionally throw the immunity challenge since their alliance was in the majority and could safely vote off the new guys since they would end up being the biggest challenge threats after the merge. I'm sort of with them on this strategy. It sucks because I actually kind of like the guys they're planning to vote out and it's always nice to have some eye candy. But I get the plan and maybe I'd have done the same thing.
I know for a solid fact, however, that I would not have laughed mid challenge while one of the guys in danger of being voted off is standing right next to me trying his hardest to win the challenge. That's after two other guys swam and dove and busted their butts to do their part in the challenge. The two guys fell to the ground panting when they were done with their part.
If you weren't prepared to do a good job pretending to try, why didn't you just come right out and tell them? They could have just forfeited the challenge or something and saved their energy. Instead they did all that work for nothing. Not only do you not feel guilty about it, you think it's funny.
The rudest part was laughing in their faces when the two guys confronted them about it later. They're worried about getting voted out. They tried really hard in the challenge. They care about trying to get further in the game. Seems like you could summon up a little common courtesy for them. Hello, self absorbed. Thy name is Jaime. I'm officially rooting for everyone but her. I guess that even includes the annoying Jean-Robert who's pretty self absorbed himself. But I'm willing to let that go for now. And I'm beginning to like Todd. Maybe it's just that he's polite. My standards have gotten low.
On a non reality television note, I can't decide if I like the hour long format for The Office. I will admit that I'm often left wanting more when the 30 minute shows end but sometimes the hour long seems just a little too much. Although I probably wouldn't mind an hour of just Jim and Pam. Last night was good but felt the tiniest bit stretched to last the full hour. I'm not into Jan. But I love Ryan. Almost as much as I love Dwight who's a total freak but I still wish he worked in my office. My husband said he wouldn't have gone to Dwight's bed and breakfast. This makes me think maybe we can't be married anymore because how could you not want to go see what a bed and breakfast run by Dwight would be like? Sheesh.