What’s happened to human etiquette? Or for that matter, even human decency. As most of us do, I found myself addicted to a less than proper television show…. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve been watching “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Here’s why I’m ashamed to even admit I left it on the channel, let alone seek it out for an evening alone.
The very first episode I watched, two of the girls were taking etiquette classes. The language, farting and burping at the table where horrifying… I can’t believe anyone would allow their children to act in such a disgraceful manner in front of a stranger. I’m sure all of us have had less than graceful manners in front of our own family, but in front of a stranger? Just let baby blue eyes try it.
There is a lack of class in their family. There is no grammar, no manners, and no restraint on junk food. The junk food is another manner in and of itself; I won’t get into that here. This is what’s sad to me… I actually felt bad for their new pet pig. Pigs are an intelligent, clean animal despite their bad rep.
And yet, I did not change the channel. No, I sat there for one more half hour and watched another episode in which June (the mother) goes on a date with her boyfriend and the youngest gets ready for a pageant. I will respect that June made an effort to look nice for her date, I wish we could have put her on What Not To Wear for it (hint hint TLC http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/here-comes-honey-boo-boo, it’s your channel), but at least she put her best foot forward.
The three older daughter received pedicures while the mom and youngest got facials. That’s a nice thing for them. But as a studying cosmetologist, I would be appalled at the thought of hosting an entire family with their mouths. It was rude and not at all the appropriate behavior for a spa. There didn’t seem to be any other guests, but I could imagine they’d leave quickly with that family there. The poor girls who did the pedicures where very vague in their interview answers and kept it very diplomatic. I congratulate you ladies; I’ve seen lesser women lose their cool at events like that.
What has this world come to? This little girl is a beauty pageant girl…. that’s why she has her own show, but honestly? I’d like to give that whole family a smack upside the head. Teach those kids some respect for other people. Teach them how to not embarrass themselves and other people in a restaurant. And for goodness sake, please please teach them some grammar.
Does anyone feel the same? Please don’t hesitate to let me know how you feel about it.