I was watching a little TV the other day. Our Tivo menu guide was out, so I was going old school and had to actually scroll through all of the channels. And, as such, I had to spend a few seconds determining what show was on before moving to the next channel.
On one station, they were talking about J0n and K@te, so how could I not watch for a moment? I like tabloid TV just as much as the next person. Upon watching further, I found that it was actually the J0y Beh@r show, and she had a panel of comedians discussing various "news" items from 2009. Now, ordinarily, I would never watch the show, but like I said, it was about J0n and K@te and they were talking about her artificial insemination (not even sure if this is true) to conceive the sextuplets. You're talking about infertility treatments, so I am hooked.
One of the panelists, an old, washed up comedian, who has a CNBC or Sirius show or something, J@y Thom@s, said something truly shocking and insulting to all infertiles.
He said, "I don`t think that`s a good beginning to the marriage when you can`t get on top of each other and make a child." And that, "if you're not supposed to have kids...you're not supposed to have kids." Then, he went on to say that (be prepared because you're not going to like this): God makes you barren.
I almost launched my cup of tea at my TV to hit him in the head. I felt my blood pressure skyrocket and daggers shoot out of my eyes at this insipid comment.
He wasn't being funny, either - not that it would be if he were joking. He was very serious about it.
I've had a lot of insensitive and stupid comments said to me during my fertility process, but I've never heard anyone say something so grossly insulting and untrue. Granted, it wasn't to my face, but his hollow remarks struch a sharp chord with me.
So, Jay, tell me why crackheads, meth addicts, and other completely unsuitable and irresponsible leeches on society can get pregnant, and I, who has never used a recreational drug in my life, (I guess taking over 1,000 prenatal vitamins over the course of four years doesn't count) can't?
Thus far, they haven't posted the video of the show on Joy's Web site. My guess is because they would crash the server with the thousands of comments from the infertility community (and hopefully fertiles, too).
I'm over this now, but I wanted to let you know. Feel free to let your fingers do the walking on the remote or dial, the next time you see this guy show up anywhere on TV or hear him on the radio.