the last time i did my laundry, i was assaulted by a soap opera. that is because the screen overpowered the sound of washers, dryers, and ringing cellphones…
three transients washed their clothes. one emptied two duffle bags. another, who sort of resembled Morgan Freeman, switched his washed clothes into a corner dryer. an older-looking blonde played with an electronic device, ignoring reality. i leaned back against “my” washer and stared at the screen above the “dead washer” wall…
“Like sands through the hourglass…”
and then, like a never ending groundhog day movie, the sands slipped through the hourglass, changing sides…but never filling. sort of like being caught in a sad little adventure in dramaville…with everlasting reruns.
and unfortunately, it reflects a great portion of society today, at least in America.
everywhere i look, someone is texting someone about some little sad event or comment, often without thinking of the consequences…in their cars (get off the road, please!), at work, at the grocery (careful with that carriage/cart/buggy), at the restaurant, and even at the laundromat. it is a sad commentary of the state of social affairs when a vast tidal wave of texting drama queens and drama kings flood cyberspace with potty mouth messages, accusations (remember, satan is called “the accuser”) and verbage resembling voracious verbal diarrhea. it sickens me like that free flowing illness, and makes me wonder why so many brain dead idiots have succumbed to such reckless behavior.
it is obvious that it stems from so great a mass of sin…so prevalent in this western world that behavior considered psychologically unstable just thirty years ago (and since the beginning of time) is hailed as welcome in a sick, decaying society.
in fact, i remember the days when we were not allowed to watch soap operas because they were “filthy.” yet today, if you watch one…apart from bad script writing or acting, many of the characters pale in comparison to the lives of our drama kings and queens.
my question is: what is going to take to wake up the drama-infatuated from their dysfunctional lives?