Reality Check

The first time the ending was spoiled for me, it was 1987. I had just told a girl in high school I was going to see Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  that night. Her response was, “That movie was so stupid. He wrecks his friend’s car at the end.” The girl’s name was Jennifer Case and I don’t think I’ll ever forget her name.

Although I’ve been known to get hooked on a season or two of various reality shows (Season one of Survivor and last year’s American Idol) in general I’m not a huge fan of reality TV. But I have to confess over the last few seasons I have become a fan of The Amazing Race.

Last night I was flipping through the channels and came across an episode beginning. I was pretty stoked, as I hadn’t realized the season was beginning! And then of course, I heard the announcer say, “Previously on The Amazing Race…

I quickly flipped off the television, as I didn’t want to give anything away. It started already?! I went online to download the episode I missed only to find I had missd the first two episodes! How did this happen? We’re on week three already?!

Today at work I was re-telling the story to Ann in the office who is also a fan of the show. “How could you not tell me it started?” I jokingly reprimanded. I told her I hadn’t watched either of the first two episodes yet but am excited to catch up. And then Ann proceeded to not only tell me who got eliminated in the first show, but also who is still in the running.

Can someone please tell me what it is about me that makes people want to tell me the endings of movies/TV shows after I tell them I haven’t seen it yet?

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