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Old 10-29-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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The REAL housewives of 'DC'? Give me a break. I've never seen the ridiculous program, but I highly doubt there's much of anything 'real' about it.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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I've never watched any of the Housewives shows but watched a little of DC Housewives. I thought there might be some interesting scenes around town but there aren't really.

It's kind of boring; I think a reality show on federal government workers would be alot more interesting!
Interesting federal government workers? How many of them have you met? A large percentage of them are anything but interesting. They work for the government because it's secure and predictable. Just how interesting would those people be? not very.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:43 AM
 
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Most reality shows don't feature people with real office type jobs. The average day in this contractor's life isn't all that compelling. Most of the interesting drama in my life and I would say most people's life is after work.
Unless you work in law. Too bad one couldn't have a reality show in DC Biglaw. Oh man! I was never so entertained by my fellow humans.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Interesting federal government workers? How many of them have you met? A large percentage of them are anything but interesting. They work for the government because it's secure and predictable. Just how interesting would those people be? not very.
Wow, way to stereotype. Ever heard of people who work for the government because they actually care about this country and want to make a difference? Because that is why most of the people I know who are government workers do it.

Do I think they would make an interesting reality show? Not really...but it might be good to show the public these people to dispell the "lazy government bureaucrat" misconception.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL, you guys are giving me an irresistable challenge. Give me a week or so, and I shall do my best to present a few episodes of new sitcom "Blame It On The Boss 'o Nova!" Scripted, yes. As funnyas anything else they've got on tv these days? You betcha!
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Are there any housewives around here? Most of the women under 60 I know have jobs. Usually if it's a stay at home spouse it's a husband in my neighborhood. I know a lot of stay at home dads. We've got it figured out down here.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: In the woods
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Interesting federal government workers? How many of them have you met? A large percentage of them are anything but interesting.
I'd like to go back to my previous post where I listed things like:

*drama
*fights
*back-stabbing
*friendship/romance/heartache
*heart attacks
*misuse of govt equipment (i.e., porn), etc., etc.[/quote]

Without saying which fed organization, here are some actual incidents that actually happened:

* middle and upper managers caught using the internet regarding porn and other sexually-explicit activities. A whole group got caught, evidently there was some "team" thing going on;
* a peeping tom (am employee) caught peering into a womens' locker room;
* heart attacks, panic attacks, etc. We had a health unit on-site and good thing we did;
* romance, hooking up, people having affairs/cheating on spouses;
* upper managers getting into a fist fight. The next day they were on the cover of a Washington Post insert (one of those weekender things). The photo shoot happened before the fight;
* bomb threats, emergencies,etc. I recall one bomb threat where only 1/2 the bldg was evacuated. Why? I don't know. It was the right 1/2 of the bldg;
* Visitors passing out, fainting on govt property. Could cover all kinds of weirdo visitors;
* underground tunnels, secret passageways;
* equipment failures, bldg/facilities problems (i.e., toilets overflowing and sh*t floating in the hallways);
* govt workers going to a matinee during lunch time, the chiropractor, or getting drunk;

Toss in cronyism, nepotism, whistle-blowing, all kinds of conniving things, fights at the water cooler, etc.

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They work for the government because it's secure and predictable. Just how interesting would those people be? not very.
Not talking about job security. More like what happens behind the scenes. I am only one person; I am sure there are others with colorful stories!
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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Are there any housewives around here? Most of the women under 60 I know have jobs. Usually if it's a stay at home spouse it's a husband in my neighborhood. I know a lot of stay at home dads. We've got it figured out down here.
I think there are a fair amount of SAHMs (and SAHDs perhaps) out in Loudoun and Prince William Counties where incoming middle-class one-salary families often move.

Although I've only caught bits and pieces of it, I found the (metro) DC version of Real Housewives to be no better or worse than the other iterations. As far as these ladies being "real", I recall the original Orange County (CA) show was supposed to be an answer to fictional series The OC and Desperate Housewives. I agree that the Salahis were probably the main attraction for many to watch the DC show. I'd be surprised that it returned for another season.

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Old 10-30-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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There are plenty of non- working women here in Fairfax county. They want to raise their own children - not have relatives or strangers do it.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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They might do less than what the Real Housewives actually do....but, instead of the local charity that a housewife might get involved with if she hasn't started her own - the typical federal worker will actually think they are saving the world just by showing up at work. And....some of them have decomposition already in progress...but that won't slow them down from getting their coffee and going to meetings.
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