Meanwhile, at a restaurant in Southampton Alex and I are waiting for our dining companions to arrive and lo and behold who should walk in but Ramona with Mario dressed as my almost doppelganger. I was wearing some of the 2009 spring/summer collection of one our favorite designers John Bartlett as was Mario. What you didn’t see was that we wearing the same pants as well. A funny moment!
After we all sat down, I am afraid I couldn’t resist bringing up the Cameron Diaz likeness which Alex had told me about after their boat trip the previous day. I know I flubbed it by calling her a younger Cameron but Ramona misheard that and reveled in the moment. We move onto the Count-less line and with some prompting Mario calls her and leaves a message about their impending Labor Day lunch party. Watching that scene again; seriously just who would have predicted that the four of us would have a normal, enjoyable dinner out after what went down in the first two seasons?
Breakfast dawns at the de Lesseps’ and it would seem that the breakfast spread as laid out was a revelation to Jill who in voiceover attributes the house being warm to the fact that the “count isn’t there.” Ouch! Jill brings up her anxiety about attending Ramona’s Labor Day party, which gives LuAnn an excuse to play the message that Mario had left. Jill paraphrases this as Mario saying, “Bring it on Bitch!” which to me is proof positive that she speaks a different language. Jill certainly brings it on by doing one of the most unscrupulous things you can do to anyone whether in business or to friends and that is to conduct a speakerphone conversation in earshot of another. Jill please never do this again, as I am sure that LuAnn would have told you that proper telephone etiquette dictates that you announce all parties when on a call.
I am not sure what ‘normal thoughts in her head’ Jill had, but allowing Ramona to speak such things about LuAnn when LuAnn was sitting there listening was not honorable at all. The funny thing is that Jill has made similar accusations about LuAnn to both Alex and me, and so I found it interesting that neither of them really denied Ramona’s accusation but merely commented on the fact that she had the nerve to state them. All Jill could say in voice over was she "didn’t know if there was any truth” about what Ramona said. With friends like Jill...