So the great Oprah has left the land of USA TV. I must admit I stopped being a fan quite a number of years ago. Mostly because I tired of watching and listening to the saddest stories on the planet. I get it that she inspired many, and for that I say well done, but did she need 25 years to do this? Yes, there is a cynic in me believing the topics she covered were rehashed on a regular basis using different faces and places.
I also stopped enjoying watching the “freebie” shows, because let’s be honest Oprah didn’t personally purchase the gifts, but rather her sponsors “donated” them. Of course if she had of paid for the purchases, she wouldn’t be the billionaire she is now. But I don’t know, I kind of feel it would have been more sincere if she had physically “paid” for the goodies herself. Do you think she would have missed the odd million once a year?
If anything, the big ‘O’ has amazed me with her phenomenal ability to persuade thousands of people to open up on global TV, sharing stories of a hugely personal nature, with little more than a handful of tissues to get them through. I’m betting most people would be uncomfortable sharing a flatulence problem with their colleagues, let alone outing themselves to gizzilions of viewers, of which let’s be honest one or two would know you.
Maybe I sound as if I’m knocking the big ‘O’ for her wealth and position. But far from it, she worked damn hard to get where she is today, and she totally deserves what she has. I for one would not have the determination to achieve an iota of what she has done, and I salute her for that.
But sadly as I do not have the big ‘O’s’ email address, I’d like to send a note to her via my blog, which I’m pretty sure she reads.
Dear Big O,
I couldn’t let you go without saying Goodbye, Adieu, Totsiens and Toodles. Good luck with your new venture, and may you have a nice break before heading back to the office. Stay strong, maintain a healthy diet, be kind to everybody, remain humble and keep on forgiving.
The Little ‘R’
Um, I know you’re busy, but may I take a liberty and ask a little favour, just a tiny one? As you leave the building do you think you could stop off at Tyra Banks show and remind her it’s about time she also hung up the microphone too?