Tuesday, July 6, 2010

No Limit to Public Embarrassment: The Bachelor

Literally watched the television last night with my mouth hanging wide open in disbelief. After an early morning 3.5 hour drive home and a long weekend packed full I thought best to take it easy and indulge in a magazine reading/television watching night. Thought I'd check out how our most recent bachelorette was faring on The Bachelorette. Found her to be way less annoying than previous contestants, and the men were actually cute, but how anyone believe it's "real" is beyond me. Regardless, somehow the show ended with an interview with former Bachelor Jake and his recently split from fiance where they decided it would be cool to have a heated couples fight on national television. This, my friends, was real. Nobody could script with total accuracy the way a completely disgruntled couple with complete disrespect, emotional selfishness and pure idiocy fights. Imagine two 4 year olds having temper tantrums in adult outfits, and basically you have what I saw on television last night. It took personal embarrassment to a staggering new level. And they did it on television. On purpose. If there were ever a time to ask WTF it would be now. Being in a bad relationship is tough enough to admit and get over the far sightedness and poor poor judgement, but making your behavior the business of the rest of America? If I saw myself like that on television I would take the first plane to the most uncivilized country and ban myself there for all of eternity.

Then again, I should be really embarrassed to admit I watched the show and was affected so much I had to write about it.

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