I admit it, I watch The Real Housewives of Orange County. It's a train wreck that I can't take my eyes off of. Last week there was an episode where one of the women, Heather, threw a party, and another guest broke a piece of the cake off and ate it before the cake was served. Then in turn, during the party, Heather called the woman out on it. I am not sure who acted with less class, the cake-eater or the host of the party?
This made me think, if someone makes a faux-pas in your presence, whether its a comment they make to you, or a party of yours that they ruin, is it OK to call them out on it? I don't think that it is. Isn't that being just as classless? What happened to taking the higher road? When someone's behavior embarrasses you, does that give you the right to embarass them? If grown women are acting like this on television, is it making it ok for women to act like this offscreen?
Are the reality shows on television now making it easier to justify our own classless behaviors? Is it de-sensitizing us to poor social etiquette?
I watch these reality shows in utter shock at the behavior of the women. I would never act like many of the women in these shows do, but I wonder am I in the minority?