Shawn Rabideau

Shawn discusses his anniversary with Michael, Bethenny and Jason's banter, and Max's boundary issues.

on Mar 14, 2011

Watching Bethenny and Jason banter back and forth is a familiar scene. They joke, they jab, and they care deeply for each other. . .you can tell. It's in their eyes and actions.

I hate to, and don't want to compare Bethenny and Jason to Michael and I, but watching I just couldn't help but notice the similarities. Michael is so much like Jason: he listens, he takes everything in before judging the situation, and he's a brilliant businessman. And like Bethenny I am the creative one, I'm the one with my name on the door, and I'm the one that can't wrap my head around some of the "business stuff." I am also the one who wants heads to roll. When I want answers I want answers now, not tomorrow. I have very little patience for mistakes and I just want to get the job done. For me there are no grey areas. No BS. . .watching them was a mirror of us. It was scary at how different, and yet how similar we are.

And don't even get me started with putting the toy together! I can't tell you how many times I have pushed Michael out of the way because he wasn't doing something correctly, or it wasn't the way I wanted, or worse, because he was too slow. I do that all the timeā€¦it's not a good quality. My lack of patience is going to get the better of me and our relationship some day. All I know is Michael has the patience of a saint.

While watching the past few episodes I've been curious as to what happened to Max. Every time Max's name comes up Bethenny gets uncomfortable. Well, the cat's out of the bag. . .

I have to say as an employer, I like to have a good time with my employees. Work is work, play is play. Often I take them out for a drink after a crazy day or week. We can let our hair down. If they ever need to chat I always lend an ear. Like my employees, I like to have a good time. However, at the end of the day I am their boss and that boundary has to remain. It seems Max forgot these boundaries. He crossed the line. It was an unfortunate mistake and there is no telling what Max's future holds with Bethenny.