I love watching infomercials, especially late at night. They help me undo the damage caused by the news channels. Who cares that there are kids dying, people killing, glaciers melting; with 4 easy payments of $9.99, make that 3 if you call NOW, you can instantly make your life better and perfect. Love it!
Okay, so I watch them mostly to humor them, but once in a while I do get sucked into that whole instant gratification mode. And lets be honest, who hasn’t wished for some of that every now and then?
So let me ask you this: what is your source of immediate delight? what do you do to instantly feel better when you are having a bad day….
Do you run? Do you eat? Do you call your BFF? Do you scream? Do you drink? Do you buy products off of infomercials?
Lately, I specifically seem to gravitate towards books by Bill Bryson.
When life seems like it’s falling apart, when I get a bad grade, when I get a speeding ticket, when I’m out of peanut butter, when I make a bad decision, when I just don’t care about fixing the real problem….I read anything written by Bill Bryson, and I’m instantly laughing out loud.
It’s a cheap fix guys. And I guarantee it.