At 9:58 last night I loved Jason Mesnick. At 10:03 I hated him. For those of you lucky enough to NOT have wasted hours of your life following Jason’s search for love on ABC, he’s the Bachelor for this season. I truly believed, and so did most of the women in America, that Jason Mesnick was a good guy, a single dad from Seattle that had been wronged by several women in his life. He often showed his softer side by crying when he was forced to let women go.
But last night after we watched Jason propose to Melissa and make the choice we all hoped he would make, Jason dumped poor Melissa on national television in the “After the Final Rose” special. He then proceeded to tell Molly, the 2nd place girl that he was still in love with her. Molly being the classy girl that she is started making out with him on the same couch Melissa just got her heart stomped on. I went to bed feeling angry, cheated and disappointed with myself for investing so much time into this dumb show. But as I searched for the positive side of the situation, here are five things I realized I learned from watching the Bachelor with Jason Mesnick.
Tears don’t mean someone is sensitive. I tend to be very trusting of people and if they cry, I feel bad for them. When Jason cried I interpreted it as genuine concern for the women. Nope. Jason is just immature.
Editing can make someone into anyone. Then I started to think maybe Jason wasn’t that great all along. Maybe it was just really, really, really good editing.
Watch out when you break up with a woman on national TV. Just out of curiosity I did a quick search on Go Daddy and someone has already purchased IhateJasonMesnick.com. Was it Melissa? Was it Gillian? At this point I think it could be any woman in America.
I watch too much reality TV. I see it as entertainment, a way to relax after a day of work. But after last night I feel like it is a waste of my precsious life.
I am so blessed. I have a great husband who was just as mad at Jason as I was. My husband is geniune, loving, and committed: three things Jason Mesnick is not.
The Bachelor just highlights the main reason why you should go to God to help you find your soul mate, not reality TV. Ok, I feel better now.