I just discovered Facebook, only a few years behind schedule. It didn’t take long to realize its allure. What a glorious waste of time!
“What did we do with ourselves before the Internet?” I asked a friend. Stupid question, since it was only 10 years ago.
“We watched ‘Fifteen’ and Jerry Springer,” she replied. Ouch!
Back then, wasting time took effort, and it wasn’t always fun. We literally had nothing better to do (or, better said, we lacked the initiative to do anything constructive so we watched bad TV instead).
Still, I’m glad I was sitting on the couch the day a very substantial woman told Jerry Springer (referring to her friend onstage): “She’s ‘ho and she wears no drows (drawers)!” Jerry tried to walk away, but she wasn’t done. “No drows, Jerry. No drows!” Bad enough that her friend was a ‘ho — she could handle that — but going commando was going too far.