Playing by the Rules

One of the shows I record each week is Wife Swap. I find it very interesting to see how people from different backgrounds live together and what the families take from the swap to apply to their lives.

Last night’s episode involved a fast food-loving woman from Missouri who swapped lives with a health nut from San Francisco who, along with her British husband, push their children in school. The Missouri parents, who never attended college, don’t care if their four sons go to college.

The British husband spent the two weeks putting down his new wife, mocking her lack of education and calling her names in front of his two children. When the time for rule change rolled around, he pitched a fit, refused to play by the rules and basically called off the swap. He decided to continue, but told his children to ignore the new mom, forcing her to spend the rest of the swap alone.

People like that really make me mad. Being more educated than someone doesn’t give you the right to hurt their feelings. And, I’m really annoyed with the families who think they’re so perfect that they don’t need to learn anything. They chose to participate in the swap and basically ruined the experience. No one is perfect, and everyone can learn from others. What a cop out.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Liz says:

    We never watch Wife Swap, but for some reason we happened to catch this episode. Both Edward & I were steaming for a good hour after it ended over that guy. He was the perfect definition of a pompous a**!!! Edward kept saying that if he ever sees him on the street in SF, he’d have to punch him!

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