Thursday, September 06, 2007

just keep your fat mouth shut

The thing about falling asleep early is that you end up waking up early, too. Often on days when you don't have to. Which is extremely irritating.

The other day when I had a couple of hours to kill in the morning, I was flipping through the channels and caught Fat Camp on MTV. Somehow I got sucked into the documentary about camper smacktalking, hooking up, politics and slackerdom, and stuck it out for the entire two hours. And I wasn't even interested in the characters' losing weight, but more keen on seeing the drama unfold.

Yesterday my coworker said something that reminded me of one of the characters and I said, Hey, the other day I was watching this show about Fat Camp...but she cut me off. Offendedly, as though I were commenting about her personally, and then the other coworker joined in, too. At first I laughed along, but in trying to explain that what I was saying had nothing to do with being overweight, I forgot what it was. The mock-outrage went on for just a little too long.

I came away from that conversation feeling like a jackass, but then I remembered that these people decided I'm probably the only person who thinks Flight of the Conchords is funny.
They probably wouldn't appreciate the nuance of Fat Camp anyway.

7 comments:

omar said...

I haven't slept past 7:30 in ages. Ugh.

I also haven't gotten caught up in Fat Camp. The wife limits me to one MTV show per season, and I always pick Pimp my Ride.

Lia said...

The nice thing about waking up early is being able to roll over and go back to sleep.

Jon said...

I'm unemployed right now, but it sure feels a lot like off school for the summer.

Seriously though, next time just say you were watching a show... leave out the part about how it's about fat camp kids. You've got a lot to learn about talking to women Cadiz.

jazz said...

i can't respect anyone who doesn't appreciate conchords...

Teej said...

I love Flight of the Conchords. I want to snuggle those boys and make them dinner.

Sphincter said...

I'm convinced that Fat is the new F-bomb. It's the only word in a sentence that people hear.

ML said...

Those people made an assumption about what you were going to say. No fair to do that and then make you feel like crap for doing nothing!