Myron has a very bad habit of making me watch TV shows or movies that I don’t really want to watch and then they turn out to be good and shit. Makes me mad too! I hate getting caught up! LOL!
So last night, I come downstairs and once again, he’s watching something that I have no interest in watching, National Geographic Channel’s Locked Up Abroad. Here’s a link about the show: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/locked-up-abroad/
The premise is this: folks go overseas for business or pleasure, and end up in the pokey for various reasons. The episode that I got caught up in last night was about a chick named Lucy, a British nursing student who gets hooked on crack, racks up enormous debt and is convinced by a “friend” that the solution to her money woes is to be a drug mule transporting cocaine back to the UK from Argentina.
Brilliant, right?? But this chick’s story was so wild, that it didn’t seem believable. She gets caught trying to leave Argentina, hitchhikes across the country alone (and she’s a single, white woman at that..o_O) with a map and 2 dollars, gets to the Brazil border with no passport to go through the crossing, swims across a damn river to get into Brazil, hitchhikes some more to Sao Paulo, gets to the British Embassy to get an emergency passport and then manages to catch a flight back to the UK.
Seriously? This can’t be life can it? I have to admit that I couldn’t really believe it, even though the real life person narrated the program. Who manages to maneuver across a South American country with little to no funds?
When I go on vacation, I’m trying to stay out of trouble and out of the reach of the local authorities. I’m trying to go sight seeing and lay my ass on the beach..and not not go “hiking” in countries at war with the US (remember this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/world/middleeast/23hikers.html). Swimming across rivers and fighting off lions, and tigers, and bears (oh my!) is not my idea of fun.
So that’s why I watch these silly people on shows like Locked Up Abroad…and blame my husband for getting me caught up in watching these train wrecks on TV! LOL!
Do you watch Locked Up Abroad too?