Some years back, television in America was overcome with shows incorporating home design and makeovers. After that, house flipping was a big thing. It was constantly one show after another on different channels taking the concept as their own — and for good reason. People loved them.
Well, this trip home has brought Pat and I to these simple facts: 1) Australian TV has nothing on American TV; 2) America will make a TV show about anything; 3) the new craze in American TV revolves around auctions and pawning, at least as gathered from the days Pat and I spent indulging in some cable TV fun.
There are shows like Pawn Stars, Hardcore Pawn, Storage Wars and American Pickers all showing how to make money from antique, old and unwanted stuff. It’s captivating, and now after enjoying the shows while chilling back in Peoria, we are wanting to do a little auction hunting ourselves. Will we? Mmm… I don’t know.
I guess these shows are so interesting because people that watch them think about how they could do it themselves. And, in that way, it’s kind of like long-term travel: you can dream about it all you want, but you’ll never get anywhere until you actually get off your butt and do it.