Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Price is Right

Every morning, at 11:00 a.m., I watch the American T.V. show The Price is Right. This has been my routine for many years. I truly enjoy the challenges of the show and the incredible stories that are revealed as the games proceed. I've noticed that when there is a Canadian in the audience, they usually are called on down. But, I love the mix of people that are in the audience. It is truly a large variety of people.

Though I haven't visited the United States lately, I have heard of much prejudice which still exists. However, on The Price is Right, everyone accepts each other as equals. Many times have I seen blacks hugging whites and the two are not concerned with their colours but the fact that they have made it into the contestant's row. It is absolutely wonderful to see people get along for one purpose. I have never seen any prejudice or racism on The Price is Right. It is a show of equals as the world should be.

In addition, once in a while, you cheer for an individual because of things they have said or done on the stage. When they win their prize, you are so happy for them and believe they are truly deserving. I sometimes shed a tear as I did for this man who attended the show today with his family and Marine buddies who looked like they were all in their 60s. He won a car and was truly shocked. He seemed like such a nice man and I'm so glad he won.

Drew Carey replaced Bob Barker a few years ago as the host of the show. I have always enjoyed him through his shows: the Drew Carey Show and Whose Line is it Any Way? which was a brilliant show where four comics would instantly create an act using whatever line Drew gave them. Drew was the moderator and always had a joke or line of his own to add to the humour. He has slimmed down so much since the new job with The Price is Right. I enjoyed seeing a fat person on T.V. He was someone with whom I could identify. But, I have to admit, he looks great now.

Presently, I am waiting for the publisher to call me about discussing the cover and layout of Locker Rooms. Looking forward to getting this novel out.

have fun,