in your face

I went over to SP’s last night to watch the Olympics and see what all the hullabaloo is about.  The athletes are amazing to watch.  And I was shocked to discover that speed walking is an Olympic sport.  I was also shocked (but not in a good way) by how intrusive the interviewers were with athletes who had just lost their event.  It was like:

Interviewer:  Your Olympic dreams were crushed out there.  How does that make you feel?

Or:

Interviewer:  You’re crying.  What’s making you feel so emotional?

Um…yeah.  Really?  Do you really not know?  Oh, and hey, could you not shove a microphone in the face of someone who’s worked their whole life for this moment and just saw their dreams shattered?  I can’t think of a worse time for an interview.  The person needs a minute.  Give the person a freaking minute.

Getting to SP’s place wasn’t easy.  His whole street was blocked off with a zillion people everywhere.  You weren’t allowed to walk down his block unless you lived there or were visiting a resident.  I had to prove where I was going.  This kind of fuss usually means a movie is filming, but it was actually the grand opening of Nike’s Soho store.  The scene from his neighbor’s window looked like this:

Nike Soho store opening  Nike Soho store opening

Dang.  The last line I saw that crazy was for the new iPhone.

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3 thoughts on “in your face

  1. Who knew speed walking was a sport? Not me that’s for sure! I feel sorry for the athletes, and some of the interviewers have horrible timing!
    And, the last time I saw a line that crazy was for the Breaking Dawn Concert series, Comic Con because the Twilight cast was there, and one of Stephenie Meyer’s book signings.
    Sorry, I just had to involve something Twilight related. Oh, my mom and her friend love watching the olympics fore ping pong. BTW, what’s SP?
    Love the books BTW!
    ~Catt

  2. definitely agree
    Haha, “hullabaloo.” I love that word now! :D It’s so fun to say, like “brouhaha.”
    I definitely agree with your opinion of annoying commentators who stick their mikes in front of athletes who just lost. You’d think that they’d have more sympathy, or empathy in them.
    I didn’t know that speedwalking was an Olympic sport either! Until I saw on TV live, and then two replays of it. They’re amazing.

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