July 31, 2008, - 5:02 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
One of the things–among very many–that makes Oprah Winfrey so annoying is her hypocrisy.
For instance, she lectures women and families who appear on her show how they need to downsize and stop spending so much money–she tells viewers the same. She, of course, says this while she spends $500 on a pair of pastel cashmere Q-Tips.
Okay, I made that one up–there are no such Q-Tips (yet), but it’s not so far-fetched. While she lectures Americans on how to downsize–and continues to maintain her gazillion square foot Montecito mansion and several homes around the country–Oprah tells her “O” magazine readers every month to buy absurdly overpriced stupid items they don’t need. This month’s “O List” takes the cake (and cuts it, if you’re lucky), with four pieces of plasticware for $20. That’s right–a plastic spoon, knife, and fork cost $5 apiece.
Guess what Oprah? If you go to the dollar store, you can actually get a whole bag full of plastic utensils (far more than four of ’em) for $1.
It’s interesting how little the anti-male, self-anointed national psychiatrist, Oprah, understands about people, while she lectures them on things like marriage and relationships. It’s just a hunch, but I’d bet one reason some husbands get mad at their wives is about overspending on stupid things . . . like exorbitant plasticware that Oprah told them is a “must have.”
$20 for four pieces of plastic silverware. . . . Sheesh!