Monday, October 29, 2012
I Want to See!
Actually, the Weather Channel and news stations are providing a vital service. They're showing us up-to-the-minute coverage. Some people will watch it for hours. Others will check in occasionally. But, here's the thing...if we're at home watching the coverage, we're not out in the storm needing someone to rescue us. In a potentially dangerous situation, it's human nature to need to keep an eye on the approaching danger. The news media does this job for us.
Are they too hyper for words? Yeah. But I figure they're drinking coffee by the gallons, just to stay awake and perky. When they get too much to bear, we turn off the TV, shut down the computer, and find something else to do.
But when we can no longer resist, when our nerves stretch past bearing, they're still there, ready and willing to give us the latest news. So cut them a break. And be thankful they're willing to do a really dangerous, thankless job.