The Bachelor has long been a favorite show of mine. You either get it or you don't. And I *totally* get it.
More than just being horrible fun, faux romantic, and campy, the Bachelor is also an incredible teacher. I feel like I am learning so much about life and how to be a better person after every episode.
Don't eat your delicious dinner that is sitting right in front of you. Do you want to look good in your bikini later for the hot tub scene? Then don't touch that gourmet meal. But go ahead and drink as much as you want, because that always works!
Cheesy pick-up lines always work, too!
Cheap hair extensions are more desirable than short hair if you wanna snatch a man.
Don't go on the Bachelor to make friends. If you are the girl (or boy) that claims "I didn't come here to make friends" you will usually go pretty far. You might even "win" at the end. You won't get married, though. Clever you.
Speaking of, talking about people behind their backs might get you on TV more, but it will get you in big trouble. Especially when that person walks in the room. AWKWARD!
The more you say "I hate drama" the more dramatic you are. I should know, because I *hate* drama.
Bad grammar makes you look dumb. Not just sound dumb, but look dumb as well. Truth. If you've got a hot body, though, nobody really cares. Just learn pronoun usage for the love of Pete! PLEASE!
Chris Harrison has a tough job. Especially when he has to say the same things at the end of every rose ceremony. I don't know HOW he does it. "Ladies, Sean, this is the final rose tonight. When you're ready." and the really difficult, "Ladies, if you did not receive a rose. Take a moment; say your goodbyes." He gives them a moment. So thoughtful.
BUT, the most important lesson is in remembering to smile. When you are waiting to get a rose (and the Producers are dragging it out ad nauseum for dramatic effect), keep that smile. How often do they do a close up of a worried girl's face and you think, "huh. she's not that pretty."
As soon as their name is called, they smile and you think, "wait. she is really pretty."
Lesson here is to SMILE DANGIT! Always. Fake it 'til you freaking make it, my friends. Even when you are fighting over the affections of a man who is kissing on a bunch of other beautiful girls. Or more. eek. Keep smiling, keep trying. (knowing you can always count on me--fo sho!)
|hooray! you made it! (this time...)|
Have you learned anything from the Bachelor?