Jerry: So what did you do yesterday?
Jerry: Well I know you did nothing, but what did you do?
Elaine: Literally nothing. I sat in a chair and I stared.
Jerry: That really is nothing!
Elaine: Told ya!
– from Seinfeld
Ms. Ksra sera provided this holiday for us, and when I started listing the holidays I didn’t realize that I put the holiday on a Sunday! The day for resting and doing nothing.
I almost did nothing today. While flipping through the channels on TV I came across a marathon of a show called “Predator Raw: The Unseen Tapes”. It shows the unseen footage and commentary from the Dateline series “To Catch a Predator”. Guys show up at this one house thinking they’re going to be meeting up with an underaged girl or boy they met on the internet. But the girl/boy is really a decoy and when they show up with beer and condoms (and sometimes without their clothes), Chris Hanson, the reporter of “To Catch a Predator” pops out and questions their reason for showing up. When they start to apologize or try to reason their way out of the situation, he reads the twisted, perverted transcripts from their online chat with the alleged minor.
The show is both nauseating in that these guys are so horribly nasty, but it’s also fascinating and amusing to see them leave the house thinking they’re set free only to find that it was a sting and police swarm in to arrest them. Their excuses are not original at all. Stuff like, “I knew it was wrong when I got here”, “This is my first time “, “I was just gonna talk to her/him!” and the one that really gets me is “I wanted to be his/her mentor!” Ugh.
I did hop on the exercise bike for a half hour, went to the store to pick up some supplies for work and a bag of Lindor Truffles and straightened up my kitchen. Now I’m in the process of ironing some clothes. So I did do some stuff. But when I wasn’t doing anything I certainly did not feel guilty about it! Mission accomplished.