I Was Thinking About Something Else

That pretty much sums up my life nowadays. I will be doing something, walking into a room or driving, and I will go askew. Someone will inevitably ask at that same moment, "What are you doing?". Which will confuse me and I can only respond, "Yeah, well...I was thinking about something else".

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Sunday, September 19, 2004

Ivana the "ohmigodohmigodohmigod" girl

Well, a surprise was promised and By Gum, a surprise was had. But why rush things. Let's take a moment to recap.
It's been a few days now since I saw the show, but the Apprentice 2 feelings are still pretty strong.
The task was to sell ice cream. In downtown Manhattan. During a regular business day, which means by default, the street will have a lot of pedestrian traffic. On a hot summer day. That's all they had to do. And yet...
The men this time grasped the concept with the KISS principle (Keep It Simple Stupid) and they raked in the dough. Althought they had a weak player, Pamela, of whom we can now say that it has become obvious that her snobbiness cripples her creativity and teambuilding abilities, they still triumphed big time. It wasn't a complete team effort yet, but it was definitely 180 degrees from the last time around.
The women on the otherhand were still in that 'we don't want to work together because it diminish our individual position mode' and it killed them. I didn't think Ivana did as bad a job as was perceived by the group. That is until the boardroom where everyone was saying that she was indecisive, then as the Donald was quizzing her she kept changing her answers, making her appear, well...indecisive.
Y'know what? Why don't we just focus on the board room right now, because really that was where the big action happened.
The women lost. Big. The usual rampant finger-pointing was going on mostly at Ivana for indecisive leadership and Stacie for being just Stacie. Quick aside: A very important rule that was added to this season's game is that if you were the Project Manager of the winning team the previous week, like for example, Bradford, and then your team LOST the following week, like for example, Bradford's, you, the former Project Manager (again, Bradford) were exempt and could not be fired (unless you like, killed a guy, or somethin'). Essentially, you are completely safe and don't even need to bring your luggage to the boardroom because you're definitely riding back up to the suite (like, you guessed it, Bradford!)
This is completely true and as they say, carved in stone. Unless of course, you wave the exemption, like dumb stupid Bradford.
Oh, but where were we? Ah yes, the boardroom. Getting down to the wire, the Donald allows Ivana to pick two or three people to bring with her for the final decree. Ivana of course waffles back and forth, and DS Bradford says that he waves his exemption and is will to go down just like anyone else (he believed that this move would give him credibility with the team that he was sincere and thereby gain power within the team). So Ivana picked Jennifer, Stacie (no shock there) and of course, DS Bradford.
They face The Donald. They fight more amongst themselves. The Donald takes the women to task while praising, heaps of praise, on Bradford. And then The Donald with legendary corporate killer instinct announces that Bradford because he made such a huge decision to wave his exemption based on impulse, could destroy a company just as easily. SO Bradford, "You're Fired!
An absolutely amazing moment. I really don't think anyone saw it coming. Which is when Ivana uttered her famous, "ohmigodohmigodohmigod". But I think it was a good call. In that moment I thought that it was too bad because Bradford was seemingly getting into the game, that the others in the room were never going to finish.


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