Can I tell you the difference between how men bond and how women bond? At least this is my perspective. So women are usually able to go to a place and sit down for lunch and chat, or sit down in their living room and chat. They might nibble on some finger food, or sip some beverage. Men on the other hand, bond around TV or video games. Not only do we need the distraction of the TV to take away from the long lulls in conversation, but also a subject. We aren’t smart enough to think of conversation or gossip on our own.
Anyways, my family and I had this odd moment last Thursday where we were all four gathered around the TV at the same time, watching the same program and were not on our phones.
I think they call it family bonding, but I’m not sure because we don’t normally have these moments.
It was the classic man bonding thing, because we had the TV show to not only give us the distraction, but also the subject. We were watching this show “To Tell the Truth” which is a reboot of an old show that used to run on daytime TV when I was growing up. It’s basically a show where three people claim they are someone and one person is telling the truth. The “celebrity” panel asks them questions to see which ones are lying.
Who cares about the premise. The thing that cracked me up more than any of the show content was the fact that the host, Anthony Anderson introduced 4 people on the panel, and then off to the side there was this other lady, which he didn’t introduce. Every once in a while they would pan over to her and she would ask questions of the 3 contestants.
We were all baffled until Anthony Anderson looked at her and called her momma. So this was…Anthony Anderson’s mom and she was part of the show. I’m like…okaay. When we all realized it was his straight up legit mother on the show, we were dying.
I then put it in perspective. I wondered what the heck it would be like if my mother was on the show. She would probably interject with random things like this lady and becom more popular on the show than me. And I would probably get after her and tell her that she is interupting my show and can you please let me do my job.
I also wonder what it would be like if she was allowed to come to my job. She would probably be cleaning my desk all day, telling me to be nicer to people that I talked to on the phone and bring desert and treats for all the people in my department. She would probably try to comb my hair and tell everyone at work how nice of a boy I am and I would have to work really hard to convince everyone how truly bitter I am, despite what my momma says. So essentially the same as it was for Anthony Anderson on his show.
How would it be for you all, if you momma was on your show? Or sitting with you at work? Lemme know in the comments.
Bitter Momma on my Show Ben