I have thought of many posts over the past few days.
Some, I have mentally filed away, for future thought, and consideration.
Some, I have discarded as boring beyond belief or endurance. ( Of course, I realise this post may indeed fall into this category to many readers!)
In my lonely hours as a nurse, I have resorted to mindless
mindless being the foremost description,Televisual distractions.
This is where the title of this post originates.
I have noticed there is a distinct "Profile" one has to fill, if one wishes to be a FEMALE Television Presenter, News Reader or Weather Girl.
Flicking about the various channels, I have had the opportunity to observe the fact that MALES can be almost any shape, age, fit, unfit, dishevelled, grey, pasty, wrinkled, wart-or-mole-laden, and they will not be denied employment. They may also have facial hair, though most do not.
Hair, of lack of it does not seem to matter. Nor does colour, of the hair, or lack of it, style, and even some atrocious dye jobs, and wigs are quite acceptable... for MALES.
Woe betide the hapless female who does not fit the "Profile".
It seems the preferred image this season is the Afghan Hound look. Blond is preferrable- never mind about the black or dark roots, they are optional.
Also, never mind if the 'Personality' has crossed eyes or one slightly off-centre-eye-cast. the hair is the THING!! Houndlike features are optional also, but wrinkles or sagging, or visible signs of age, are all OUT!
For the Female Presenters, that is. (Some oldish, prune-like Males seem to be immune from any type of discrimmination, regardless of how unpleasant their visage may be, to the televisual viewer.
It is most important that the hair be tamed to within an inch of it's life, with a strict adherence to the 'Afghan' look.
Dark hair will even be accepted, as long as the overall effect is still Afghan.
Try any Channel, I am sure you notice what I mean. Of course, I am talking Oz TV here.
What ever happened to "Variety is the Spice of Life"?
More ARRRGH with my ISP. My service keeps dropping out, with no apparent reason?? WTH!