Am I, perhaps, a bit too invested in TV shows?

A group of us were discussing last night's episode of "Lost" and commenting on Hurley's decision to pass out all the food instead of rationing it. "That was really short sighted," one guy said, "I mean, who knows how long they'll be on this island. He should have saved the food and only given out a bit at a time." "Yeah," another guy responded, "but he just wanted people to like him. He thought everyone didn't like him because he tried to keep all the food for himself." "Well, maybe people would like him better," the first guy said, "if he just acted friendly toward them. He shouldn't try to buy their approval by having a food party." "I think you might be missing part of the story," I said. "He was remembering the position he was in when he won the lottery, in the flashback, and the implication that people were mad at him for being in a position of having all this money, but having to decide who to share it with and who not to. He's afraid that everyone on the island will resent that he's got the surplus and gets to decide who gets stuff and who doesn't." "Wow," the one guy said, looking at me strangely. "I can't believe you actually gave it that much thought."


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

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