People. People. If a friend, loved one or family member asks you to be on the Jerry Springer show with you… PLEASE. Stop and think. There is never anything good that comes from being on Springer. Oprah? Sure. Sappy stories that make you cry happen on Oprah. Springer is guaranteed to bring you stories like “I’m sleeping with my daughter’s fiancee” or “Now that we’re married … baby, I’m a man.” How about “I’m a prostitute and my sister’s fiancee pays me to sleep with him.” Things that will make you want to scream. Things that will make you miserable. Do you really want to have that stuff happen on national television?
Although, like the guy said on Springer last week, Jerry Springer is a great humanitarian. Whenever I’m feeling down or like I’m just not good enough – watching this shoe all but guarantees that I’ll feel better about myself when it’s over. Meanwhile, I’ll realize that there are a lot of freaks in this world, and watching Springer is just like slowing down to look at a bad traffic accident.