8/23/2012 11:00:00 AM
I'm not sure if Lesley ever took a vacation before I came along and even after I did come along it took her almost 2 years to feel comfortable enough to leave the show in my hands. I'm glad she's able to get away and unwind a little because God knows she needs to unwind. I've never met anyone wound tighter than her. All that aside there is one aspect of us taking vacation that just continues to fascinate me. A small percentage of listeners turn it into a popularity contest.
When I'm gone listeners text Lesley to tell her either they love her or hate her and when Lesley's gone I get those texts instead. If you were to ask Lesley or me what we thought of the other you would likely get the same answer from us both. We don't want to do the show without the other.
I think we both enjoy a break from time to time and by that I'm referring to doing the show alone or with a new co-host and not taking a vacation. While I have the most fun by myself I know the best shows are the ones when we're both there. I can assure you Lesley knows that too.
I can't speak for Primeau on this because we've never discussed it but, speaking for myself, I don't like the texts that insult Primeau. That's not only my friend but also my partner you're talking about. It doesn't compliment me to say that you don't like my partner. It suggests instead that I haven't done enough for you to like us the show because the show is the both of us.
For the record there's at least one listener who texts the show to say they're glad Lesley's on vacation that also texts the show to say he's glad when I'm on vacation. Please stop. We're not running for student council. We're not in a beauty pageant. This isn't a popularity contest.
It's okay to like Primeau and not me and vice versa but what possible benefit can be derived from texting that to either of us? It certainly does not lift my spirits to read an insult to myself or to my partner. Insults are hurtful at best and NEVER serve any useful purpose.
Instead of texting an insult to me or to my partner why don't you take the same amount of time to compliment someone instead?
PS: Yes Lesley and I insult each other all the time... that's because we both respect each other.