to: the gold medal winner for olympic obsession
subject: stop making it seem like no one else watches
Olympic excitement is not a bad thing. It’s great you feel a sense of unbridled jingoism every time Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte takes his shirt off. This is normal. Yet somehow every four years when the summer games arrive, some revelers forget that the Olympics is, essentially, the biggest thing in the world.
Instead, they take to social gatherings and social media to announce, with a bit of embarrassment, that they ‘totally geek-out’ for the Olympics. Well, duh. Welcome to civilization. You’re not special. Not at all, in fact.