Sunday, 2 March 2008

Wife Swap

I caught Wife Swap last night, for the first time in a long time (I find I don't watch TV much these days, except to shout at CSI or maybe drool over House) and was amused to discover that the two women changing places were both Christian, but of tow different 'sorts'.

The one was a SAHW who bowed down to her (Pastor) husbands every whim and the other was a loutish binge drinker with a gambling problem. The families did not mesh well - as you'd expect from such programs.

SAHW found it hard to get to grips with relaxing and letting her hair down, while Binge had problems doing the housework.

I found myself preferring the loutish woman and her family - mostly because the SAHW's husband was quite clearly masking his innate chauvanism with quote-mined snippets from the Bible.

It didn't help that SAHW felt the need to start indoctrinating her host families children into 'her' version of the faith - to which thier father had a thing or to say, telling her his kids would make their minds up when they were older.

However, it has to be said that Binge was not the ideal mother-figure. She was lazy, a drinker and a gambler and didn't pay her kids as much attention as they clearly needed.

By the end of it, I had shouted at SAHW's husband five or six times and the two families were apparently happier. SAHW's family decided to start relaxing a bit and be more spontaneous, while Binge's family decided to try to go to church more often...


I'd love it if they did a Christian/Athiest swap at some point. Now THAT would be amusing.


Psychodiva said...

what is SAHW?

and they did a xian/atheist wife swap in the USA - you can see the result on Youtube- under 'crazy christian lady' or wife swap christian lady- it is quite hilarious the way dhe yells about satan lol

'bout time you started blogging again :) whot with this brand new computer and all lol

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

New computer, lets have pictures then.

Stay at Home wife = SAHW?

Hannah King said...

Mom - Stay At Home Wife ^^ As Sean said ^^ Oooohhh as soon as I have sound, I am so looking that up!

Sean - as soon as I get my new camera this week XD

Donna said...

Pam!! I can't believe that for once, I knew something that YOU
didn't: SAHW!!!

Why does "everybody", over here,
have an "agenda" they want to:
A). Force down everyone's throat
B). Do it covertly?

Geez, think what you want, as long as you're not killing anyone or abusing kids/animals, whom cares
what you believe????? SHUT UP,