Really? Okay, CC was definitely rude, but......are people these days really so enslaved to their T.V. schedules that they value that over interactions with an actual, real person? Maybe CC saw herself as a close enough relative that she felt she didn't have to be invited over (although she probably should have called in advance), and she came over because she wanted to be with actual, real people......only to find everyone wrapped up in a T.V. show instead.
Yes, people are more important than TV ... but why couldn't CC just wait or be silent for 30 minutes? She *knew* these people always watched this program. Do the neighbors always have to set aside what they're doing to entertain an uninvited visitor?
No, but I was just thinking, if CC so desperately wanted to see these people, she might have been more lonely than she let on, and maybe not just at that moment either, but in general. I'm not "offended" by people who have TV shows they like to watch, in fact, my friend Lorna and I watch Desperate Housewives together every Sunday night, and on Tuesday evenings, it's Gilmore Girls with Cara.....but, for people who are unavailable every single evening because of some T.V. show or another, well, that might be moving a little into "excessive" territory, at least in my opinion. Actually, truth be told, I'd love it if people dropped by here more often, but then, 90% of the time, when I'm unavailable, I'm also not home, because most of the things I do on a regular basis require leaving the apartment--for example, working out at the gym, practicing my clarinet over at the music building, painting in the art building, or classes/clarinet lessons/rehearsals. Those are the things that take up the bulk of my time, and none of them can be done here, so chances are, if I'm home, I'm available for visitors. Of course, I know my situation is unique, but I'm just trying to elaborate on my point of view, which might have seemed intolerant, since I didn't explain before.