Sheesh… Wasted Hours.

I’ve just finished wasting two hours of my life watching The Bachelor. (Well, maybe a little less because it was TiVo’d and I got to skip the commercials.)


If there could be any rational reason why I would choose to spend my time this way, I would offer it. But there’s not. Instead, The Bachelor is always filled with reasons for my blood pressure to rise.


After Jason and Melissa broke up several seasons ago I swore off of the show. I don’t know exactly how I got started up again this season and I want to shun Bachelor Ben and his squishy lips right now in disgust… but then I run smack dab into my OCD need for completion and think, “Eh, why not see how it ends?”


That’s how ABC makes the millions, friends. That’s the way they do it.


So I tonight’s viewing pleasure sent Kacie home. I betcha she’s mad at her family because she believes they are the reason she didn’t get to continue on her “love journey” with Ben.


And, you know what, she’s right. It’s all her family’s fault.


But man, oh man, that girl just dodged a bullet. When she watches the whole season she’ll hopefully see she was given the best gift ever when he refused to give her a rose.


I love Kacie, she’s real and authentic. Turns out her family is conservative and traditional. (Of course, I love that, too!) Her family believes in character. They were bold enough to say the entire structure of The Bachelor isn’t set up to find true love and, thus, they had suspicions.


And Ben? Well, he got freaked out when confronted with something he says he wants but doesn’t really want because it requires more effort: quality.


Kacie is a quality gal. She’s the real deal. And this yahoo from California who can’t even wear a cowboy hat without looking like a freak show decided to go the easier route.


Shock, shock.


I am offended by this because I wish national television didn’t reinforce the belief marriage is supposed to be easy.


Marriage isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to be worth it. Anything worth having is worth the investment of effort.


But don’t mind me, I’m just a fuddy-duddy. Pay more attention to the 15 million viewers who watch the Bachelor and strangely believe this is an accurate portrayal of a serious relationship.


Then read this article about the scary trend of marriage in our country and tell me whether we should be concerned.




Thanks for listening to me rant. I will try to either A) control myself in the future or B) put my big-girl panties on and stop watching the stupid show. The end.

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2 thoughts on “Sheesh… Wasted Hours.

  • February 22, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I watched Ben on the Bachelorette this season and after the second episode, I stopped. He is boring & I didn’t like the way he reacted to some of the girls. When he has nothing to say, he’d just kiss a girl. I’ve kept up on all the blogs that past cast members write and am happy to know I am not missing much. I will however watch te next season of the Bachelorette because I loved Emily in Brad’s season. Only 2 more episodes left!


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