I have been binge watching “The Amazing Race” reruns so hard that I came around the corner this morning and thought I spotted a clue box.
Turned out, it was a utility pipe.
This made me take a hard look at how I’ve been spending my free time. It was obvious I needed to reconsider my priorities. I needed to do some soul searching. Well, I’ve now done that. As a result, I’ve concluded that I need to spend much MORE time watching The Amazing Race. I should NEVER have mistaken that pipe for a clue box. Those are the types of mistakes that can cost you a million dollars!
If you’ve never seen the show, The Amazing Race is where 11 couples race around the world developing a deep-seated hatred for each other. The winning couple gets one million dollars. What truly is “amazing” is that none of the contestants has actually killed one another (so far).
In all seriousness, though, it’s a truly heartwarming show. Along the way, the relationships really do grow in a variety of ways. Their appreciation for each other grows. Their respect for each other grows. But most of all, their loathing for each other grows. I’m not kidding. Watch the show. A few couples manage to hold it together, but most crack under the pressure. And, oh yeah, the cameras are right there to catch every nasty whispered slight and every tear drop.
I have announced to many people over the years that if I were ever in the race, by the end of the first episode, America would hate me. It is somewhat concerning to me that every single person I have said this to has immediately agreed with me.
On the other hand, becoming public enemy #1 is a small price to pay for a shot at winning a million dollars. And I am sure I would win the race, as long as I didn’t mistake a utility pipe for a clue box.