I “watch” a lot of television. Watch is in quotes, because mostly it’s just on while I work. Other times I use it to numb my non-stop brain. Most people read to unwind, but reading doesn’t make me unwind, it makes my creative juices flow. I already can’t keep up with all the ideas that I have, so I try not to encourage more brain activity. I’m an odd ball, I know. Last night Josh and I were watching X-Factor while working. One guy came on that really couldn’t sing, and I asked Josh “does he not have any friends?” Josh laughed and asked why I asked. I said because “if my friend couldn’t sing I wouldn’t let them go on national television and audition.” He laughed again and told me most people wouldn’t and said you don’t tell your friends they can’t sing. Of course I wouldn’t tell my friend they couldn’t sing, I would just tell them all the things I thought they were good at. Funny enough, most of my friends actually have great voices. This conversation got me to thinking. Am I so different? Am I wrong in that I would try to keep my friends from being embarrassed on national television?
A similar situation happened on Project Runway. Anya and Lauren were going to tell Kimberly they thought she was making a mistake with her design. I said they should mind their own business (I get real annoyed with those contestants always talking smack and often being wrong cough*Laura*cough). So perhaps the friends of people auditioning on X-Factor just have friends that prefer to mind their own business? I am curious. What would you do?
PPS – Today is the last day to enter the contest. Get to it!