I am a big fan of Monk. Tony Shalub acted the part of an Obsessive Compulsive with great skill, as he does all his parts. I will miss the show. However, there is a reality show, based on an Obsessive Compulsive that is absolutely NOT fun to watch.
Jeff Lewis, the lead (gosh, I so want to say ‘lead Cretin’) of the reality show “Flipping Out” is definitely NOT funny or sympathetic or even bearable to watch
I am not sure if there are levels of Obsessive Compulsive or not. I believe there is because my mother has dealt with it all her life. She has not let it make her a miserable, mean person to deal with. She is considerate and compassionate.
Let’s just look at a quote or two from Mr. Lewis.
In discussing an employee, obviously hired (in his mind) as a servant, and who now has her citizenship, he stated:
I have to find a way to get my power back. I used to dial INS and she would… (here he snapped his fingers, as in jump to kiss his behind.)
The next quote:
We’re a fast paced office here, you gotta be quick.
This from the man who becomes paralyzed because someone is not carrying his umbrella, for him and to protect him, or a man who becomes less than professional by apologizing for an employee’s hair, or spends two hours of his work time sitting and fretting and haranguing another employee because a new employee is late.
Mr. Lewis is not happy until he has that new employee in tears, then he can get back to work.
Frankly, after watching for those fifteen minutes, I am making a new diagnosis. Mr. Lewis is NOT OC, he is sadistic, arrogant and rude. And, I want to know why we are making a tv star/wealthy man out of someone who treats others the way he does. Here we are again, Home flipper/supposed decorator behaving badly. And, you know how I hate those “behaving badly” shows.
I wasted fifteen minutes of my life watching Jeff Lewis make big bucks from a television conglomerate. Frankly, I think they owe me big bucks to give me fifteen minutes of my life back.
The man is an obnoxious turd