She was in the dark about the gymnastics gold, as well as Michael Phelps' getting a silver in the 200-meter butterfly and Missy Franklin's finishing a disappointing fourth in the 200-meter backstroke.
And she was determined to stay that way.
"I'm a little old-fashioned that way," she said. "I still love that thrill of discovery and I want to see it unfold for myself."
She did download an Olympics app on her iPad. "And I almost tapped it today to see the equestrian events," she said. "I'd love to see that live. But I walked away from the iPad. I didn't want to take the chance."
Karen Bernardi of Haddon Township was pulling out of the Rite Aid parking lot when she stopped to answer my question. She didn't know who won but was going home that moment to find out.
"I work in an operating room," she said. "There are no TVs in an operating room." She added, "I like to know what happened. It's just who I am. I'm going home to turn on the news."
Kristen Tegan, 26 and Monica Stillman, 25, had just finished salads at P.J. Whelihan's and skillfully figured out how to stay uninformed with another hour to go.
"The gymnastics are my favorite," said Tegan, of Audubon. She had made the mistake over the weekend of looking at her Facebook page before watching the broadcast, and learned that gymnast Jordyn Wieber had failed to make the individual all-around competition. So Tegan learned her lesson.
"Facebook now bundles what you're talking about, so I skip right over that bundle about the Olympics. I don't want to know. I also try to avoid the bottom line of CNN on the TV during the day."
Stillman had downloaded the Olympic app on her iPhone, but figured out how to look only for TV listings and schedules, without seeing results.
Their DVRS were set and they were ready.
I did find some men at Starbucks.
Four dads were about to have a meeting about high school lacrosse. They didn't know the day's big Olympic results and didn't care whether they knew or not. They were just too busy.
"I'm not looking but I wouldn't be offended if somebody told me," said Drew Siok.
The previous night he actually did something quite brilliant. He started watching the men's gymnastics competition at the end of the prime-time broadcast, and when he saw the U.S. team begin to unravel, he went on line to see the results. When he knew they would not rebound, he turned off the TV and went to bed.
"I saved some time and got a good night's sleep," he said.
I knew this issue mattered to America big time because NBC on Monday night ran a promo for an interview the following morning on the Today show with Franklin, gold-medal winner in the 100-meter backstroke - moments before it aired her actual race! Twitter was not pleased. NBC issued an apology Tuesday, saying, "We have a process in place and this will not happen again."
Franklin may have finished fourth Tuesday afternoon in the 200 freestyle, but don't feel too bad for her. She is just 17, and she got a tweet Monday after winning gold from Justin Bieber.
"Heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine," the heartthrob tweeted "Now I'm a fan of hers too! CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove."
"I just died," Franklin tweeted in response. "Thank you!"
Finally, I asked the women who were trying not to find out what happened before Tuesday night's broadcast to call me if the world intruded and spoiled their surprise.
I never heard from them.
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