Monday, 20 December 2010

Soap Operas

Has anyone else noticed that people in soap operas have a never ending supply of money? I admit to watching Neighbours, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, but I can't stand Eastenders. It's the children in these soaps that crease me up. Every child in Neighbours has money coming out of their ears. You see so many of them meeting in coffee shops or just sitting around talking and they always have drinks and food in front of them.

They also offer to hold parties or barbecues at the drop of a hat with no expense spared. No one ever seems to be poor and even those who say they are spend more money each week than I do in a month on sitting around eating and drinking. What's more, how many of them walk out without having eaten a morsel or after having only one sip of their drink? The amount of drinks that are left on tables as they rush out the door to something more interesting is incredible.

Some of them do cook these days, but an awful lot live on junk food and take-away's - another luxury that costs far more than cooking a proper meal and yet none of them seems to worry like the rest of us do about how to pay the bills or where to find the money to buy the weeks groceries. Even if they do talk about those normal things, they still spend like mad and walk out leaving untouched food and drink behind them in all the coffee bars or pubs they go into.

I love some of the soaps, especially the ones with humour in them. Eastenders is always miserable and leaves me depressed so I haven't watched it in a long time. I came in the room the other evening and found it on while my husband was reading the paper. It hadn't changed at all - people were still screaming and yelling at each other at the top of their voices and it made me shudder. I watch t.v for light entertainment and fun, not to hear people arguing and shouting all the time.

I would love to see the children in these soaps being given their pocket money sometime and watch what they do with it. They all have bank accounts and never run out so they must be given a packet if they can invest some and still be able to eat out with their friends every day.  They could surely teach most of us a lesson about how to make our money stretch like we had bottomless wallets and purses. Has anyone else noticed this strange habit or is there something else about soaps that you have noticed that's far removed from reality?

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