One of the great things about Italians is you don't have to guess how we feel. We'll tell you. And if we don't, you can just read it all over a faces. No secrets here.
So this season's storyline with Teresa bugs me. Not because Teresa doesn't have issues -- she clearly doesn't want to hear anything she doesn't want to hear -- but because her family should be there for her. She's holding everything together. Her husband can't keep a job, isn't a very good house-hubby and may be going to jail for forging his signature, his brother's signature, etc. This woman has to raise four kids, earn the money and keep the IRS off their backs all by herself. Yeah, she's going to act out. You think?
Teresa tried to say she's sorry, but the truth is, she isn't sorry. She said what she thought -- and let's face it, the Manzo boys wanting to open a strip car wash is cheesier than all get-out. They're not kids. If they're old enough to dream up such a corrupt idea, they're old enough to take people's opinion on the matter. Caroline doesn't need to protect them from that. The fact that she was encouraging the idea didn't make her a cool mom either. It made her an enabler.
I'm mostly angry at Joe Gorga because I actually think he's making it worse between his sister and his wife. Shut up already. If you don't want the women to fight, don't tell them, she said this about you.
Incidentally, I don't think Melissa is a gold digger. I don't think she's a singer either, but her second song is much better than her first. But the fact that we have to endure Joe Gorga wanting his wife is more than I can take. We can use our imagination as you eat at the "Beauty and the Beast" giant dining room table across from each other. That's enough innuendo for any of us.
I'm also angry at Caroline Manzo, who wants to control everyone and their thoughts. If you think differently than her, you're wrong. What bugs me most about her is how passive-aggressive she is in trying to get everyone on her side. Then, she tries to act like the adult. Where Caroline is involved, trouble is always close by -- that's not a coincidence. But then she blinks those big, fake eyelashes and acts like, what happened? I'm just fighting for my family here!
Finally, let's discuss Ashlee. As her mother Jacqueline watches Ashlee's baby videos, it never occurs to her that this beautiful child will turn out too stupid to get on a plane. When you have dropped her off at the airport doors with plenty of time. Seriously, that is one entitled child and it is time she learned the value of a dollar.
That's a great storyline though for parents of children who refuse to grow up. The fact that Ashlee has enough to dye her hair blonde and inject her lips, says it's time for a reality check. Maybe they should have her on that show, "Princess" on MSNBC. That woman would rip her to shreds.
Now I want to watch "Birdsong" again to do penance for wasting my time on RHONJ.