What is the big deal with Oprah coming Down Under? Honestly, I just don’t get it. If you were to read the papers here you would be stunned. Since last week they have had the Oprah countdown to coming here, then about all her groupies from the US touching down, then concerns about why Oprah had not yet reached, then the big hullaballoo when she did land in her private jet and then her schedule down here and her trip to Ayers Rock…
Did we really need to know all that?
Do we really care?
And apparently, they were going to treat her like a dignitary with police escorts and closing off a certain section of the city for her. Like they do when Presidents or PMs from other countries visit.
She’s just a talk show host for crying out loud! Maybe one of the richest talk-show hosts but that’s it!
All this O-talk is giving me a headache. And you can’t avoid it when every newspaper has something about her as it’s front page news.
I’ve never been big on Oprah. I don’t understand why people get so caught up about her show. I have watched it and still don’t get all the screaming ladies. Am I just not gullible enough to be part of her groupies? I had some people at work desperately trying to get tickets for her show at the Opera House but they didn’t succeed and were very disappointed. I was unable to genuinely sympathise with them 😛
What are you going to do?
We live in a world where Oprah’s visit makes bigger news than anything else, where the PM manages to take time out to meet her while people in the country are struggling, where the NSW government goes out of it’s way to make Oprah feel at home while people are still struggling every day with our roads and public transport not up to the mark.
It’s a weird world.
Until next time,