Submitted for post by Anya.
I am inspired by a post at GWoP. Wait, hold on, there's more coming....
The post I speak of? Why it's -- "I'll Take My Hurricane over your Miserable Life."
Lest I be accused of being insensitive, let me stress that I do have the greatest sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Ike. They aren't getting much attention because of this pesky financial meltdown we are going through, but I understand there are good people suffering and for that I am very sorry. I am a Californian, and while we are good for a real shaker every 10 years or so, I have thankfully not suffered a true loss at the hands of Mother Nature (yet). So I acknowledge that I can't truly comprehend what you are going through.
That said, I just don't understand what this natural catastrophe has to do with the Gosselins?!? I do grasp that many have been without electricity for a week and the Gosselins got to....go to "Sight and Sound" theater without paying one red cent!!! (That was SO unfair, by the way).
Or maybe the "issue" has to do with perceived ingratitude as one blunt poster put it:
"We have all learned she is a nasty piece of work. Now do something useful with reality and go to the hurricane victims (and throw in a few military families) give some of those freebies and spa days to the people that will be grateful and gracious."
Umm, ok. Not sure why this is specifically directed at the Gosselins (I mean Kate - aka, "the nasty piece of work"), but, of course, I agree those who can afford to should think about giving. On that note, Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise, Oprah, Bill Gates AND Kate Gosselin - I really think it's high time that you guys give something back. And, of course, we will want to see the cancelled checks.
Since we have now been enlightened regarding the Gosselins’ lack of effort in assisting the hurricane victims, it might be interesting to discuss other ways in which they are contributing to society's downfall and/or ruining our lives.
I'll start: Kate ALMOST made me miss my train yesterday morning. After my shower, I fell back into bed for a few minutes and turned on my DVR. I happened upon an episode I hadn't seen in a while and 5 minutes turned into 10. Darn that Kate Gosselin!!!! If I get fired, I know whose fault it will be!