I was so relieved this morning, that Gareth never played that horrible song he played yesterday morning, just after 6. The problem is, the song is playing already, I can’t say anything, or show any signs that I hate the song. I try and keep a straight face, and as a result, Gareth isn’t aware that I am appalled by this song. Once a song is playing, it’s too late, he can’t stop it. And then when the song is over, what’s the point in saying anything? It will only annoy the hell out of him, and then he’s in a bad mood for the rest of the show. The song is over, he’s not going to play it again (you hope), so let’s get on with it. I mentioned at the end of the show that I hated the song, that didn’t go down so well either. Gareth is thinking, “Why are you telling me this now? It’s over, we don’t need to do a post-mortem of everything.” Well, that’s what his two second long blank look is telling me.
I slipped up today, I gave my cringe, “I’ve just swallowed a bowl of lemon juice” look. I was just chatting to Thabo, whining that Gareth said he was just doing a little jingle, but he actually played a 30 second sound-byte. Gareth immediately saw my offensive facial expression, and pounced. “What’s wrong, why you pulling a face?” Then I had to explain, and tell the truth. Which brings me onto another thing. Gareth really is impressed that I’m always truthful; he thinks I’m like a saint. The truth is, I’m just really bad at thinking on my feet, and coming up with a quick lie, so I just have to tell the truth. So, after my truthful explanation, Gareth rightfully points out, “When you do that, you make me panic, that something serious in wrong. That’s why I prefer Thabo to you, Thabo keeps a straight face all the time, that keeps me at ease. And when I know I’m doing something really right, Thabo laughs. That’s why Thabo is the Executive Producer, and you’re just his assistant.”
Gareth’s sister-in-law is giving birth today, to a baby. I really hope Gareth’s parents don’t smoke around this newborn, it really isn’t healthy. Gareth has often pointed out that his parents smoked throughout his childhood, and he’s fine. But Gareth, imagine if your parents didn’t smoke, maybe you would have been an Olympian? Maybe your erections would be more powerful than they are today? Gareth has never thought of that.