Chris Keslar

If Chris Keslar has learned one thing working for Jeff Lewis it's: YOU CAN'T WIN.

on Jul 24, 2008

The whole bus debacle was just ree-dunk-u-lous! So blazingly stupid and such a waste of time! Let me just state for the record that I have absolutely no problem taking public transportation. I'm an East Coast boy who has logged countless hours taking public transportation while living in Philly, New York, and London. In this instance, however, there was absolutely no good reason for me to take the bus back from the body shop. I couldn't agree more with Jeff when he says, "When the situation warrants it, we do what we have to do to get the job done." However, in no way shape or form, did this situation warrant me taking the bus. The amount of time it would have taken me to wait for the bus, make the appropriate transfers and wait through all of the stops would have been well over an hour and a total waste of my time and money for Jeff. In the scene, Zoila asks why she can't follow me and take me home. Jeff says it's because she has cleaning to do. For real, folks -- there was nothing that pressing on the home front that needed cleaning that day! Trust me. It would have taken a total of 30 minutes max for Zoila to follow me and take me home. Jeff just wanted to taunt me and to tease me! As Jenni says in her interview, Jeff likes to play the "How far can we push it" game. After a while, that game gets old (and not fun when you're on the receiving end of it all the time) when you're just trying to get through your workday in the most efficient and expedient manner possible. Realizing I'm not going to sway him, I leave pretending I will take the bus back.

Although the viewer doesn't get the framework for the call in the episode, the scene with me in the car talking to my friend, Kate, was actually an attempt on my part to remedy the bus situation so I could skip the idiocy of Jeff's request. I called Kate to come pick me up and drive me back to Commonwealth so I could continue on with my day as quickly as possible. My list was usually pretty packed with errands and cleaning so losing an hour plus on the bus is not something I wanted to do. Seeing that scene played back on TV made me bristle. I hate that I refer to Jeff as a "d-bag." I'm sorry that I said it. It's the antithesis of class and I really dislike that it came out of my mouth. I was just getting really frustrated because I didn't understand why he was trying to test me like that -- for the fun of it, for shits and giggles -- when there was no reason to do so. It starts to get to a gal after awhile!