This morning's breakfast viewing was The Unsellables, a Canadian produced offering by HGTV. The name should tell you all you need to know as to what this show's about.
Now we love to see people's homes that are filthier than ours as much as the next guy, but remember, we were eating breakfast… and one of the opening shots of this woman's interior (of her house, not the woman herself) was one which showcased rat droppings… on the dining room table…
Wife: Oh, we have to see THAT?
Me: We could probably do without it.
Wife: I'm EATING!
Me (hoping to distract her) The sign says "York," this is the Toronto area.
(Realtor on TV identifies it as the Toronto area)
Wife: It's a Canadian -show-.
Me: Yes, but I'm pretty sure there are other areas in Canada, and I knew this one before she did!
Wife (seeing a sign on the screen): Four hundred… and twenty-nine thousand… for THAT*?
Me: Did you see all the snow?
Wife: YES! Four hundred and twenty-nine THOUSAND… with white shit** in front…?"
Me: It's like what Microsoft does with Vista, you have to pay extra if you don't want it.
Wife(muttering) : I'm not watching this… black shit… and white shit… (something inaudible)***.
I turned it off – but its recorded – and the day is young.
*A small bungalow of typical starter home size for the Midwest, rats usually not included in the asking price.
**We apologize for the crude language, but felt it was integral to the story… she hadn't had her coffee yet.
***Early readers may remember this as "rat shit… white shit" My wife informs me that I'd misunderstood her.