Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Is It Just Me?


Is it just me or do some of you wonder about weird things. For example, those of you who watch soap operas... On All My Children, Zach and Greenlee are trapped in an old bomb shelter. They were walking in the forest and fell through the roof. They've been there for days. There was mention that it was stocked with plenty of food, water, a flashlight (yeah, batteries don't corrode after thirty years), and a first-aid kit. Of course the bandaids were a lifesaver since Zach had just been hit by a car and was suffering major injuries. *lol*

For those of you who don't know the characters, Zach and Greenlee hate each other. She, a five-foot tall, petite-framed woman, was supporting this six-foot, hulking guy through a wooded area, to leave him on the doorstep of a cabin she saw in the distance. That's when they suffered the fall, and she hurt her leg. Of course, her limp has mysteriously disappeared. It's your typical run-of-the-mill drama, he's delerious, kisses her because he believes her to be his wife, recovers, throws hateful barbs at her, she pouts, sews up the gash on his forehead... but they never go to the bathroom!!!

Okay. So they're stuck in a 9 x 12 room, shelves on the walls, old mattresses on the floor, but neither one of them has had to pee or poop. These are the stupid things I wonder about. Do you?

I guess the writers COULDN'T very well add this dialogue:

Greenlee: "Boy, I feel like I'm going to explode if I don't pee."

Zach: *scanning the room*. "Just go squat behind that stack of crates of there. I won't look. I promise."

Greenlee: *reluctant look on her face, but urgency showing as well. She walks across the room, unbuttoning her pants.* "Remember, you promised. Stay where you are." *She sinks behind the wooden veil.*

*You hear the sound of water splatting against the ground. It seems to go on forever*

Zach: "Boy, you weren't kidding. You did need to go.*

Greenlee: "Zach!"

*A few minutes later, Greenlee rises behind the boxes. "Boy, do I feel better." *She walks back to the mattress and sits.

*Zach sniffs the air, wrinkles his nose and curls in lips in distaste.* "What's that smell?"

*Greenlee lowers her head.* "I had to poop, too."

Zach: "Great! We already have no air and now I have to contend with that stench."

ROFL...Okay, I guess that would be really crass, but don't you just find yourself wondering about bodily functions at times. These days I can't finish my visit at Walmart without using the bathroom, so I know I couldn't spend days in a bomb shelter without facilities. I just thought I'd share my weirdness with you and see if I'm alone. :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Ginger, this is long lost Gloria (aka pacman1935). Have been wondering how you are doing and if you were still in TN. I lost my beloved hubby in April and am still reeling from the loss. But life goes on, doesn't it?

I see you still have a great sense of humor going for you. Even though I don't watch the soaps I can see the scene you set up perfectly, very funny! Nice to hear from you again.

Gloria

Jennifer Linforth said...

That... was and interesting peek into your mind.

;)

Jennifer

Jones said...

You are not alone in wondering these things.
I am always amazed at the people in movies who start kissing, first thing in the morning without having brushed their teeth.

mizging said...

Gloria,
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I haven't lost a spouse to death, only to divorce, and I can tell you time doesn't heal the pain, it just gathers good memories for you to recall.

Yep, I'm still in TN and as goofy as ever. Nice to hear from you. Please stay in touch.

Ginger

Latesha said...

You most definitely are not alone in wondering about weird things like the bathroom issue. Even when they are locked up someplace, the clothes stay fresh and wrinkle-free, no matter what happens.

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