Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What happens when you watch too much CSI

We just finished watching the first season of CSI. In the past, intense shows like this have given me nightmares. This time it's day-mares. I think it may be time to watch something else for a while.

Case in point:

This morning I did laps at the gym. Mid-workout I paused for a drink of water and a breather. After I'd been standing there in the water for a couple of minutes resting, I heard someone bubble up to the surface on the opposite side of the lap pool. How long had someone else been there and why hadn't I noticed? Were they lurking about quietly so as not to be detected? Now, I'm blind as a bat without my contacts in, so I couldn't tell if this blob was a man or a woman, if they were staring at me or not.

Then my mind started imagining. The blob was a scary man and he was most certainly watching me, his future prey. We were the only two in the pool. If I naively continued my laps in blurry blindness, I would be apprehended by this mysterious shape on the other side. By the time Grissom arrived, I would have had my neck sliced open and my locker key, which had been pinned to my suit, would be gone. A look-alike Jenny would have gone into the locker room and removed my ID from my locker, and then used it to retrieve and kidnap my children from the gym daycare. Then Grissom would interview Chris and find out who my enemies were. That guy who gave me a dirty look on our bike ride yesterday? One of the creepy kids who waits at the bus stop in front of our house every morning? It would turn out that some desperate pseudo friend had me off-ed so she could console and ultimately woo my grieving widower.

I decided to get out of the pool.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Now we know your true calling in life: script writer for CSI!

Jamie J Stansfield said...

LOL! I would be the same way. I learned early in life I just cannot watch those types of shows! I hate being paranoid in life. Good luck!

Mom said...

1. Everyone else in the pool is blind as a bat too.
2. Swimmers are not murderers.
3. You needed to swim harder.
Mom

Rebecca said...

We watched a few shows and I told Ryan I couldn't handle it for that very reason. I kept seeing scary people everywhere!

It doesn't help that the many of the episodes REALLY MIGHT HAPPEN. Keep your doors locked day and night except when you are going in and out of them and keep your house lights on all night. This isn't the 50s anymore.

angela michelle said...

After watching a Law & Order I always concentrate on being very observant so I can give the detectives detailed and accurate descriptions of the suspects around me.

david & michal coombs said...

ha ha ha ha!!! i laughed so hard reading this; it is such a great blog, jenny--you are so witty! i'll stop being the csi enabler if the day-dreams become incredibly disturbing...

Petersen Palace said...

HAHA! I laughed out loud too!

Sarah Stiles said...

Hmm, I think my first reaction is always, "What are their weak points, and how can I take them down the fastest?" I don't get scared, I get angry, and when I am angry I FIGHT! LOL