Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dr. Pimple Popper and Me

 I thought nothing could be more disturbing to watch on TV than The Real Housewives of Orange County.  Their whacked out choice of clothing , giant breasts and frightening plastic surgery simultaneously mesmerized me and caused a tightening in my chest.  Who are these women and  why are they on TV?  But now the show looks tame and oddly comforting as I have witnessed far worse.  Far worse I say!  Ewwww, it's Dr. Pimple Popper.  Omg, was I having an acid flashback? Shew, go away, get off the screen, pop elsewhere, anywhere but here.   I was grossed out, sweaty and struggling to stay conscious watching the doctor pop pimples that resembled lava flows.  How about a nice little white head and not Mt Vesuvius? I needed blinders!

My friend Amy is addicted to Dr. Pimple Popper. I was innocently watching TV with her and had no idea what to expect. I didn't know that she was a popper from as far back as childhood.  It was never my idea of fun but apparently it was hers. I was fine for the first 60 seconds as the lovely little doc met her first patient.  She was reassuring and smiley as she administered a numbing agent on the arm of a young woman.   Then "the horror, the horror" began.  The scalpel in her petite hand sliced and diced the pimple.  I think there were sparks. "Stop, please stop!"  Amy was watching intently and I saw the room start to spin as rivers of pus were streaming down the arm. Convinced I was having a nightmare I tried to shake myself awake before I realized I was awake!

Is this educational TV because it is on The Learning Channel? I know I didn't learn anything except that the right pimple can become a media star.