Let me start by saying I’m not fan of radio prank calls. When they come on our local radio station I turn it off or find another station. I also don’t like TV shows like “America’s Funniest Videos”, probably for the same reason. I am really not into relishing the humiliation or pain of others and calling it funny. That being said, I find the public outcry over the prank call to Kate’s hospital somewhat hypocritical.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. It’s been on the news and all the social media. Two radio presenters from Australia called the hospital and pretended to be Prince Charles and the Queen & were able to get a progress report on Kate. Nothing embarrassing or personal, the staff merely said she was tired and resting. And people chuckled about it, especially considering the horrendous accents the Aussies used.
Tragically one of the nurses involved committed suicide the next day and now the Australians are being blamed for her death. Really?
While I personally don’t think the blame can be placed at the feet of the radio station or the presenters, it reminds me again of the power of our words and the hurt they may cause, even if unintended. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.