Thursday, July 9, 2009

NYC Prep

I was flipping through the channels last night (something I hardly ever do) and came upon a show called NYC Prep. Basically it's about a bunch of New York City rich kids that go to elite private schools and their lives. After a few minutes, I was beyond irritated. One of the families dogs died on the show. The dog had been having some health issues prior to this. She had to go to accupuncture twice a week and have other treatments done. The family decided to have a funeral for the dog. She was buried in a small casket in a dog cemetary in the Hamptons. This dog cemetary was extremely nice and all the plots had headstones. Wonder how much it cost them?

There is not a word to describe how spoiled these kids are on the show. They're disrespectful, selfish, have rotten attitudes and are just completely over the top. It's sad what these parents are actually doing to their children. Most of the kids could care less about others. The only reasons they are involved with any kind of charity work is because they have to to able to put it down on their ivy league college applications and because it's the "in" thing to do.

Onto real life now...Some people from a local church came by our office selling dinners to raise money for a veteran's funeral. His family didn't have any money to bury him so the church pulled together to try to help them. It is heartbreaking the way our veterans have been treated. They went and fought for us, put their lives on the line and suffer through lots of psychological damage the rest of their lives. Only to be tossed aside. There are some good programs out there but it is still really sad. I thought about this poor man's family trying to raise enough money just to bury him and then about the rich family on the t.v. show burying their beloved dog in a high class cemetary. I mean come on. I love my dog and she is a part of our family but I think it just showed how ridiculous this family was and how they go way overboard with everything.

I could go on and on about the show and all things that bugged me but the only thing that was truly sad was this.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009