It’s the start of a holiday weekend, and I thought this would be an interesting topic for a Friday afternoon.
Life is hard some days and a little escape from reality for a few minutes with Millionaire Matchmaker, Real Housewives, the Kardashians, Kendra, or the new series on Bravo, Most Eligible Dallas, are some of the programs that I make sure to cue my DVR up for.
And in the process dumb down my IQ by at least 10 points for every hour viewed. But that’s ok.
There are worse things in life than some trashy TV
I was intrigued by this episode:
Men agree to come up with a Date Package, i.e. dinner, a hot air balloon ride, limousines, champagne, flowers, whatever it is, they are supposed to come up with a really amazing Date Package
Not the package you may be thinking of. Ahem.
The men agree to be auctioned off for charity and the highest bidder gets to go out on a date with him
Women bid on the various men up for auction
And one gay man bid. He “won” one of the men but he gave his “winnings” away to a lady.
People wrote down on the back of the men’s shirts what they’d be willing to pay for a date with the guy and the guy didn’t know during the event what his current “worth” was
All proceeds went to charity.
And loved the eye candy. Hubba hubba.
Photo Sources: All photos used are screenshots from the Bravo site
Would you allow yourself to be auctioned off for a date?
Somehow with the roles reversed, men bidding on women, there is a bit of sexism or sleaziness or something tackier about it all.
Call it a double-standard, but it gives me a whoa, really? feeling when I think about the role reversal.
That said, yes, I think I would allow myself to be auctioned off for a date knowing the proceeds were going to charity. But I’ve been married for 10 years so it’s all hypothetical.
Of course, the pool of bidders would have to be pre-screened, i.e. no one allowed to bid who had a felony record or who thinks torturing animals is fun and all applicants must have all their teeth and believe in regular showers and deodorant.
2. What if other women got bids that were substantially bigger than what people bid on you? How would you feel about yourself? What if no one bid on you? Could your self-esteem handle it?
Tough questions because it’s all fun and games and “all proceed go to charity” is wonderful in theory until someone gets their feelings hurt.
I would be devastated if no one wanted me! Who wouldn’t be!
I was devastated in 7th grade when certain girls wouldn’t want me to sit at their lunch table and I get upset as an adult woman today when I feel excluded from things. I’d be happy for the other women, happy for the charity, but it wouldn’t do much for my own self-esteem!
I’d probably drown my sorrows in chocolate!
Interesting things to ponder.
And thanks for the comments on my last comment about Atmosphere. I was surprised, but happy for you, with how many of you don’t pay for salon services and have a mother, friend, or are just a DIY’er with your hair!
3. Weekend Plans?
I have to work but want to enjoy time with my family and the great weather they’re forecasting as much as possible.
Be safe everyone and have a great Holiday if you’re celebrating!