I can’t do it anymore. This episode is the one that put me over the edge. This week, I cannot recap the crudfest from beginning to end: it started with crud, it ended with crud. So, since I am not going to the effort of the full recap (I may feel differently after this week’s episode), I’ll just comment on a few things.
First, John….ew! I mean it…yuck! gross! and you have got to be kidding me! And also, I blame the producers too. There is absolutely no way that John became this icky overnight. The idea of the producers manipulating us to support John when he’s been a misogynist the whole time. I’m seriously sickened. And that chain thing he wore looked stupid. I have one of those and I’m a chick! And one more thing: being gross like that in real life is one thing, but have the good sense to keep your mouth shut about it at work…oh yeah, and on national TV! What? Are you new? I have a couple more things to say but I am not typing them on my blog. I am thinking them in my head and they are angry, angry words. Buh-bye now John.
And Tana. Oh boy Tana. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The real cool people are laughing at you. Everybody else is laughing with you. I’m not sure which group is bigger. For shizzle, my dogg. That was straight up goofy. Ah, well, this might be the only time where the comedy was intended so props for that. And she and Craig did a good job negotiating. Just promise us you won’t ever talk like that again Tana, K? I mean never.
OK, also splitting the teams up. What was Chris thinking when he gave Craig and Tana to the other team? I seriously think he was worried about the competition on his team when it came to the boredroom. Here’s a little clue for you Chris: if you stop losing, you don’t have to vote people off. Duh! Now Magna is clearly the stronger team.
I’m changing my projected winner back to Kendra. She just seems to get it and has been instrumental in winning several of the tasks. I’m sure the producers are manipulating me and next week we are going to find out she kicks puppies, right? Besides Trump’s reputation, I still don’t get why he seems to like Erin so much.
As far as the boredroom, good recovery from Chris on why he put John in charge of negotiating but still. If you fall into big brother/little brother roles in a work group, you are in trouble. When you have that kind of relationship, you make emotional decisions which are not conducive for business. Be allies but make the hard decisions when you have to. The team leader needs to be where the real deals are taking place (whether it’s a procurement deal or a sales exchange). So irresponsible for Chris to remove himself from that part completely. He’s a short timer and we’ll miss his little emotional, I-want-a-golden-egg outbursts.
Incidentally, there’s a whole lesson (or several) to be learned here about getting in the head of your customer/partner (which John obviously didn’t do and didn’t allow Erin or Stephanie to do) and negotiating (what George said about giving them something to say no to). Not that everyone wants to be a crunk cup bearer or be Moby’s shadow for a week, but you gotta ask. By the way, if there was an Earth Wind and Fire, Jon Stewart or USC Football related prize, I would have bid big time.