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Day 05 - A show you hate



Millionaire Matchmaker. I hate this show with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. If I had my way, I would never ever watch this show. Unfortunately my mother watches it, and sometimes in order to spend time with her, that means I watch it.

I don't even know where to begin. How about with the premise that if you pay this obnoxious chick enough money, she'll find you the person of your dreams? (And like, 49 times out of 50, it's a very boring looking guy who thinks he's hot because he's rich wanting a supermodel-looking woman. Please, spare me, your sports car does not make you any more attractive. And it wouldn't even bother me so much except usually these guys have really obnoxious personalities to go with it.)

The sexism in this show is beyond my comprehension. And half of it is the matchmaker's doing! I can't be bothered to remember her name, but there was one guy who sounded like he treated women the way I would want to be treated- he didn't understand why he should constantly be opening doors and trying to order for his date at a restaurant, he thought it seemed patronizing. I was like, "good for you, buddy." Then what's-her-face not only tells him this is completely incorrect, but goes on to say that any woman who felt that way is not the kind of woman anyone should be looking for, and was looking for someone to dominate like she was his mother rather than his girlfriend.

I thought my head was going to explode.

I. Hate. This. Show.

Date: 2010-06-02 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nobleplatypus.livejournal.com
he didn't understand why he should constantly be opening doors and trying to order for his date at a restaurant, he thought it seemed patronizing. [...]Then what's-her-face not only tells him this is completely incorrect, but goes on to say that any woman who felt that way is not the kind of woman anyone should be looking for, and was looking for someone to dominate like she was his mother rather than his girlfriend.

*aghast*

WTF? If a guy was always diving for the doorknob or trying to order for me at a restaurant, I'd run for the hills. I mean, I have nothing against door holding of the Person A got there first and holds it for Person B variety, that just seems like common courtesy. But I'm at a complete and utter loss as to how ordering food for a woman who is sitting right there could be construed as anything other than disgustingly patronizing.

Date: 2010-06-02 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
Thank you.

There is one guy who holds doors open for me who I've hooked up with who doesn't drive me completely mad, because he holds them for everyone, including other men, if he gets there first. He's one of the few who gets it.

I don't even know what I would do if someone presumed to order for me. Ok, sure, order the wine we're going to share, but don't give my order. (Especially since I'm a vegetarian, and therefore kind of picky. Seriously. Let me talk to the waiter.)

Date: 2010-06-02 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-crow.livejournal.com
...Well, I don't mind the ordering thing when you're in a situation where the table is getting three or four items and one person orders them all (say, a pile of appetizers or sushi or something). Or letting my mom negotiate with the carts at a dim sum place or something. But that's not really the same thing.

Date: 2010-06-02 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
Yeah... like, for an appetizer, that's one thing, that's getting shared, and more than one person ordering it is silly. But having someone order my meal for me at, say, Olive Garden? That would be uncool. Unless I lost my voice or something.

Date: 2010-06-03 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puszysty.livejournal.com
Ugh, really? I broke up with more than one guy because they did things like that...opening doors, never letting you pay, etc.

Date: 2010-06-03 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
I wish I could make this shit up. But no, really. I went off on the TV. My sister accused me of being a feminazi.

I think I may have amused my mom, though, so there's that.

Date: 2010-06-03 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kingofdoma.livejournal.com
I am truly blessed.

Until this post, I have NEVER heard of this show, and I'm almost positive it doesn't play on ANY channel in Canada. It's like finding out Nazi Germany only occurred in another dimension...

Date: 2010-06-04 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] safenthecity.livejournal.com
You, sir, are a lucky man. I wish I had never heard of this show.

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