Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Why do I even bother to turn on the TV?

In a rare (what is less than rare?) moment, I have Inside Edition on. (Yeah, I know.) They had this woman on, whining about her life. She owned an executive recruitment company that went belly up after September 11th. (Okay, that sucks. I'll concede that.) The Inside Edition "reporter" goes on to talk about how she became depressed and started taking in stray animals into her gigantic mansion with marble floors. (Okay, depression happens, but you're starting to lose me, lady) According to IE, she ended up with a grand total of 120 cats and dogs. The marble and hard wood floors were ruined by animal waste. The place had to be gutted. It got so bad that her husband was, according to IE, literally kicked out of his country club. Their friends turned their backs on the couple. They tragically lost their mansion when it went into foreclosure and sold for $1.2 million (again, according to IE) less than half of the appraised value! Gasp! Even more tragically, they are forced to live in a three bedroom apartment, which IE is pleased to report, is immaculate. IE also reports that about half the animals were adopted, the other half euthanized. You know what? Fuck you, lady, for being more upset about your dear husband being asked to leave his country club that the welfare of your "pets." Fuck you, lady, for being embarrassed about living in an apartment with more room than you need while so many others are on the street. Fuck you, lady, for whining that you "lost everything you built" and not showing any remorse for the rotting animal carcasses in your basement. Fuck you, lady.

Read more here.

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Wait, Inside Edition is still on?!?!? Really????

Meg said...

For you, in two hours maybe? Be sure to tune in for the bit about the woman who's legs won't stop growing.

Emily said...

Yikes. I'd rather not read more :-/

I at least "get it" when you hear about a pet horder that lives on a farm or some run-down house somewhere. But you have assume these people had LOTS of well-to-do friends, friends that should know better and have enough intelligence to do something to stop it, before it came to having 120 animals. It's sad. People - they're the worst.

Meg said...

Exactly, these aren't a bunch of hillbilly shut-ins. These are Northern NJ county club people. Intelligent, well educated people (presumably). *sigh*

Zelmarific said...

Yeah, fuck you, lady! I like your straightforwardness.

Meg said...

The F Bomb from a toddler? Nice. My kind of kid. :)