Over the course of the last year I have watched a lot of shows about RV’s. It occurred to me the other day that there is an entire script of things that people say on these shows while going through different units to decide which one is best for them.
Looking at storage: the children could sleep in here, ha ha.
Considering an oven: could you cook a turkey in there?
Converting dining table into bed: I think it would get old doing this every night.
In bathroom: let’s see if we can both fit in the shower together.
Of bunk beds for kids: it’s great they have their own TVs and connections for all their devices.
Looking at outside of unit: of course we need an outdoor tv.
Reflecting on the RV experience: we just want to have more meaningful time together as a family, making memories.
I have begun to think that it would add to the entertainment value if the couples said these familiar phrases in the wrong places, for example:
Looking at storage: let’s see if we can both fit in there together.
Considering an oven: I think it would get old, doing this every night.
Converting dining table into bed: we just want to have more meaningful time together as a family, making memories.
In bathroom: the children could sleep in here, ha ha.
Of bunk beds for kids: could you cook a turkey in there?
Looking at outside of unit: it’s great the kids have their own TVs and connections for all their devices.
Reflecting on RV experience: of course we need an outdoor tv.
You get my drift, I hope.
Strangely enough, the reason this is on mind today is a similar feeling that watching the process of HoCo by Design unfold with nonstop commentary from the HoCo APFO social media account is equally repetitive. The same people are saying the same things over and over again to the point where I would love to put all the responses in a bag, shake them up, and dole them out randomly (as above.)
Does anyone ever convince anyone else? Is there ever any growth through collaboration/negotiation? I honestly don’t know. Add to that my discomfort with the anonymity of the HoCo APFO account and I continue to be as nonplussed as ever. I know that I promised to take a more dedicated interest to this topic but, honestly, it’s just the same reruns with all the same dialogue.
Those of you with deep knowledge and/or intense interest will find my impression disappointing, I’m sure. But for me it is rather like watching friends who are consumed by a particular fandom when I haven’t even finished one episode. I’ll keep trying to “get into this show” as I said that I would. I just wish we could get beyond the same old, same old.