Friday, January 18, 2008

Viewer Comments

The emails of complaints have quietened down but the comments/phone calls from viewers haven't. Here are just a few I received this week:
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"Barbie, if you're going to stay pregnant all of the time, it's time for you to go to the house. We don't want to see it. Just go home and be a mother!"

"Hey Barbie, I think it's nice how you're having another baby and all. But, haven't you figured out what causes this?"

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While my husband and I were eating out last Saturday night, an older man came up to me and said he couldn't believe how big I looked on TV. "Yes, I know," I said. "TV adds another 10-15 pounds on people." Then he said, "Well, since you're so big and this one is a girl, I think you need to name her Ida Clare!"

(So I admit, I even laughed at that comment.)

5 comments:

John said...

I have a real radical idea, called
"eye contact". Ask God to let you see Barbie as He sees her. I love it, another soul coming into the world.

A boy in 2009

Ryan said...

I'm stopping by to catch up on the blog. It's been awhile!

Congrats on the baby!

I once read a hilarious email that was sent to Lisa Patton (WKRN, Nashville) when she was pregnant.

I'm going try to get you a copy.

Take care.

Barbara said...

I never realized Jackson was "small town USA". Little did I know. You know STUSA is where everybody knows your business and never fails to tell you! :) Like you, I have to say that I did laugh at the Ida Clare comment. Don't you wish you could live your life as well as everyone else does?

BarbC said...

I continue to be amazed at the fact that there are folks out there who think they have the right... and the obligation... to tell you all these things.

A great response to "don't you know what causes this" is "Oh yes, I most surely do!" (Sad with a big smile!).

I think you look great! Barbara C.

Judy M. said...

God, please, forgive these jealous people for their hurtful comments to Barbie.

Surely, they realize that pregnant women live in this world; and, yes, they go out in public...believe it or not! I can't believe how rude and uncaring people are this day and time.

Barbie, you are a precious, blossoming young woman...hubby and I enjoy your weather broadcast ....please, don't let these ill-mannered people ruin this very special time for you.