Recently I have discovered a TV show that I have consciously avoided for several years. Possibly there was another show I preferred on at the same time slot but most likely the premise just didn't appeal to me. Now it has become my guilty pleasure.
According to Wikipedia “A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. The “guilt” involved is sometimes simply fear of others discovering one's lowbrow or otherwise embarrassing taste.”
The show recently hit syndication and appeared to be on everywhere, at any time of day. I was at first annoyed then curious. When its lead actor, Jim Parsons, won an Emmy, then a Golden Globe, I thought perhaps I should give it a try. Maybe I was missing something. So I dabbled.
That is how I became a Big Bang Theory fan. I am now quite caught up in the band of geeks with their quite clever and snarky humor. It has become a can't miss show. I am beginning to think I might be a closet nerd wannabe.
I really have become fond of the character of Sheldon(the award winner) who is a caricature of an anal retentive, gone round the bend, nerd. As a house guest, I would kill him, on TV he is a delight. Besides humor, he brought something else into my life.
One particular show, Sheldon was in the laundry room folding laundry while talking to his neighbor Penny. He was using a gadget that fascinated me to the point of ignoring the plot.
He would lay his shirts on a hinged board, then with rapid flip moves, he perfectly folded a shirt to department store perfection. He did several shirts rapidly in this manner while talking. I was amazed. So much so that I backed up the segment to see it again. I wanted one.
People say they hate doing laundry but in actuality they don't. I mean really, beating clothes on rocks is so yesterday. A machine does all the work so the washing part is a breeze. What we really hate is folding. This little gadget, besides appearing to work to perfection, looked like great fun to use.
Yep I have ordered my own Flip Folder and can't wait to tidy up my tee shirt and blouse drawer. I may check to see if my neighbors need their shirts folded. Maybe open a shirt folding business?? Oh yeah, it also does towels and slacks.
Nope, I have no monetary interest in this product, just fascination. This is just an FYI segment. Hope it is helpful. At least my guilty pleasure has introduced me to a labor saving, fun device. That takes some of the “guilt” out of my viewing.
OK, I have bravely introduced you to my guilty pleasure. Do you have one??