Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In all due respect...

I am Australian.
I get that the US election is important to Americans. Of course it is! The Australian election is important to me. I also get that today marks an important day in American history. I do, I get that.
But I am AUSTRALIAN and I dont see why my kids favourite t.v show "playschool" had to be interupted to see Obama's acceptance speech.
It could have waited til the 6 O'clock news.
Does American television go on & on about the Australian election? I am just curious?

Dont get me wrong, I am interested, after all Australia and America are good friends... I just dont get why our lives have to stop today?!
Rant over.

11 comments:

Dee from Downunder said...

I can't believe they interrupted Play School for that! I am sure all preschoolers are just so interested in current affairs, and actually stopped to watch, listen and go "On ya Obama"!

I am glad we were out, or there would have been tears! My 3yo tells me off if I switch off Playschool.

But I understand what you are saying re the saturation of the US election here. I believe from friends in the US that News wise they have no idea when our elctions are or who is Prime Minister... or pretty much anything about Australian news. (or maybe my friends are just insulated??? LOL)

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

I totally agree with you!

Who is watching playschool that wants to know about the election?

Givinya De Elba said...

They interrupted Postman Pat too for a replay. Grr.

Givinya De Elba said...

I guess the thing that made me most mad about that was I was the one engrossed in Postman Pat.

Trace said...

I hear you but I guess this was just tooooo massive .. and I kinda get that too....

So I am on the fence LOL

Leah said...

I joined twitter to try and promote my business, but I couldn't join in on a single discussion LOL!

Ellen said...

Totally Play School interruption worth in my opinion. :p

Massive implications for not only us but the whole world!

Sorry your kids were bummed about missing Play School B! You should get digital, then it's on three times a day! heh

Ellen said...

Oh and new Thomas is currently on ABC2 at 1.45pm! I've been taping it for O. lol

Hearts and Hands said...

Hi, I just found your blog tonight/early morning, lol
I just had to reply to this post and send you my understanding. I had 4 children start sqawking at me about some guy interrupting Play School. Really ABC, you could have waited for it to finish first.

Swift Jan said...

I would have been happy with a delayed replay ;)

Linda said...

I feel the same way as you do.