I'm used to the wacky shows that show up in our DVR list.  1,000 Ways to DieLocked Up Abroad.  Hell, I'll even watch the episodes of Swamp People the Winged Monkey records. ("Tree Shaker!!!")

What I am not prepared for is when his shows begin to invade my own...as in show up in the plot.

The last episode of Grey's Anatomy featured a couple who were doomsday preppers.  For those not familiar with the concept, doomsday prepping is code for OCD behavior centered on the idea of some type of apocalyptic event: hoarding food in case of global vegetable blight, building a bunker in case of a nuclear attack, preparing clean room sin your home so you are ready in the event of a global pandemic.  A TV show called, appropriately enough, Doomsday Preppers began last year that profiled preppers around the country and even rated them and gave them recommendations for approval.

There was the grandfather who built an "ark" out of old school buses he has buried, anticipating the need to house all of his community's children in case an apocalyptic event made the re-population of the planet necessary.

There was the militia-happy father who put his entire family through preparedness drills on a regular basis to guarantee they are ready in case of an economic meltdown that will lead to general anarchy.  This included sneaking up on his 12-year-old daughter (while she worked math problems at the board of her homeschool classroom) and pretending to hold her at gunpoint...until she, accroding to her father's training, disarmed her attacker.

There was the pandemic prepper who made her daughter-in-law stay in "quarantine" with her infant grandson for 3 hours as part of an outbreak drill... while the rest of family ate their Thanksgiving dinner.  She supplied all of her neighbors with rubber gloves and surgical gowns.

Needless to say, I tend to think the preppers would be better served by therapy rather than the "expert recommendations" they receive at the end of their segments. 

But it was amusing to see the WM perk up and pay attention when he heard the term "bug out bags" come out of the TV when I was watching Grey's.  Amusing and a bit unsettling.  I mean, it's one thing to watch the shows he records and make fun of them with him.  But I'd hate to think he would take their appearance in Primetime to be indicative of their validity.  The man already has a stash of clothing from he sophomore year in high school.  He has kept the framed Darth Vader watercolor his middle school friend gave him...for 30 years.

The last thing he needs is any encouragement to start stashing dehydrated food packs in the hollow core doors to our closets or stockpiling bottled water in the crawl space under our house.  How many gallons do you think he could fit under 1300 square feet?