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I don’t know if you follow The Real Housewives of New York. I certainly do.
Let me first express my personal opinion of “The Countess”.
Royals who are full of themselves are never well liked. Not by anybody. As a Royal myself, I can tell you if I walked around the UK behaving the way “The Countess” does, I would be stoned to death or run over by a car and everybody would celebrate. Nobody likes anybody who’s full of themselves, regardless of who they are. I found it, therefore, repulsive last season whenever she insisted others address her as “Countess”. Doesn’t she have any manners?
Here’s how introductions are supposed to go…
You: “Hi, Jane, I would like to introduce you to my very good friend, Countess LuAnn.”
Countess: “Jane, so very nice to meet you. Please call me LuAnn. How are you?” (with a warm, extended hand)
In other words, you would be out of etiquette to require others to call you by your Title. They may choose to continue to call you by your Title, but it is completely up to them and totally inappropriate to require it. PUH-LEASE!!!
Which leads me to the next issue I have with The Countess.
She constantly refers to herself as having class!
People with class simply do not speak of it. Anderson Cooper is equally unimpressed with her constant referral of herself as having it. It’s like money, politics and religion, we don’t speak of these things at dinner parties…we just don’t speak of our “class”. Others may refer to us as having a lot of class, but we certainly don’t talk about the class we think we have. That’s classless.
In other words…”The Countess”.is.full.of.herself.
With respect to the conversation she had with Alex McCord, whereupon “The Countess” got up from the table and left the restaurant mid-conversation, having refused to engage in the conversation or address the issues Alex had brought to the table…RUDE.AS.HELL!
As civilized people, we are required to allow others to bring their issues to the fore. Out of respect, we owe it to them listen and to take the time and care to respond to them. That’s what respectful people do. It’s what properly trained people do.
Don’t we all get pissed off when our husbands walk out of the room to avoid a conversation, and isn’t that what they all do? It’s part of that “Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus” stuff. Men walk away from issues, women want to talk about the issues. Alex is a woman.
Which makes me truly wonder, is The Countess sexually confused? She stands up, very full of herself, and announces that Alex should “get a life”. That’s unbelievably rude and, wait, isn’t that what a man would do?
Frankly, It surprised me that Alex didn’t throw a glass of water in The Countess’ face, but then, Alex is too much of a Lady for that, now isn’t she?
We like Alex. She hates confrontation. She hates it when someone is seemingly wronged. She stands up for the underdog. She’s philanthropic. She believes in Gay Rights. She loves her chums. Now Alex is the type of friend we should all have. Alex, please be my friend.