Dear International Olympic Committee,
First, let me tell you I am quite enamored with your little operation. I look forward to it every two years and am so pleased to be able to feed my addiction for watching international competition.
I also want to thank NBC (A.K.A. the "dealer" to my Olympics addiction), for its extensive coverage of the Summer Olympics. I do love them so and quite enjoy watching all the swimming, diving, cycling and, of course, the gymnastics! Each evening I head straight to the TV, telling my beloved spouse, Michael, that I have an important commitment; my country needs me. I am there each evening to cheer for all our hard-working athletes without fail.
I do, however, have one problem. I am not sure how much longer I can watch the nightly "prime time" coverage. You see, I am only human and, therefore, actually require a certain thing called sleep. Last night's coverage didn't end until after 12:30 a.m. and this morning my children were up and fighting (complete with screams the likes of which usually only accompany limbs being ripped off of torsos) before 7:00 a.m. I'm just not as young as I once was and this rigorous schedule is certainly taking its toll.
Would it really be too much to ask to have all the really cool events take place at a time that would be, say, in real prime time on the East Coast of the good ole US of A?
What? This isn't about me? Are you sure? Because I feel like an important part of the Olympic Team. I am the USA's biggest cheerleader! But, I guess if it's more important for the athletes to have their rest before say, breaking world records, than it is for me to be able to devoutly sit on my couch without nodding off, I suppose I will have to make do. I'm just upset I didn't think to order DVR or TiVo or the like in time for the games. That really would have been helpful!
Mendy Hunter, Chronically Fatigued Olympic Addict