SPOILERS ALERT!

I wish news sites would have this in bold red on their homepage! Better yet, I would like a “if you’d like to see Olympic news” hyperlink. During the Olympics, I have been trying to avoid news sites just in case. Well, the other day, I did not, and there on the front page of CNN and a local television station, they announced….

….SPOILER SPACE….

 

 

 

 

 

OK, I realize most people already know the results, but I am trying to allow space for those who may not….


Gabby Douglas took home gold in the women’s gymnastic all around! I was so excited to be watching this competition LATER! then sorely disappointed to see who won. I mean, I was still going to watch, but it certainly took a lot of the excitement out of it. And when you watch, she DID do a beautiful job, but she was not flawless. I would have been on the edge of my seat waiting to see if she got the gold! Today I saw a spoiler, too, but I may not be able to watch that race anyway. Still, in case I do, I am a little disappointed.

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Gregory Bull

I posted my dismay on my facebook page and had a friend say she LOVES spoilers. She even reads mystery novels ahead to see the end! Now, aside from teen novels, mystery is my favorite genre, and the fun of it, for me, is trying to figure out the end. I have never watched Million Dollar Baby because I heard how it ends! And, as I am writing this, I have realized I have been this way my entire life. Once when I was a kid, my older sister was mad at me so she told me the end to a movie or book. I was so not happy with her! (I think I may have retaliated myself). I don’t remember what we spoiled for each other so I realize in the grand scheme of things, it really isn’t  a big deal. But it still feels that way. :)

2 Responses to “SPOILERS ALERT!”

  1. August 6, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I hate spoilers as well. I have been mostly avoiding all news sites since the Olympics started. I also completely don't understand people who read the end of a book first. I have never considered doing that! It takes the excitement out of the plot. Good luck staying away from spoilers for the rest of the Olympics!

  2. August 6, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I once bought a Margaret Atwood novel and started in on what I thought was page 1, only to find the book had been bound erroneously — the very last 3 pages were at the front of the book, then the numbering went on in order. I actually thought the story was supposed to be presented that way until about 1/3 of the way through the book. Talk about a spoiler.