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So here's what really happened when I was at breakfast at Sonja’s. It was a nice gesture so I decided to go, even though it takes over an hour of traveling in the middle of my work day. Uptown isn't exactly my favorite destination but I wanted to make an effort since our friendship was a little rocky. Breakfast for me is nearly impossible during the week especially at 11 am, not to mention I'm already on my second or third meal of the day at that point because my days starts at 5:30 am.
I knew that the traffic from downtown to uptown was going to take about 45 minutes so I decided to multitask and bring my assistant, Sam, to go through our work load and not waste that time traveling. When I arrived at Sonja's I let her know that I had to take a very important call that was supporting the launch of my three new completely bare locations in LA, Dallas, and Atlanta. Being my friend I thought that it wouldn’t pose a problem.
Literally from the second I said "Hello" on the call Sonja began interrupting me, and I asked her politely to give me just a minute. I get it, I did set up shop in her kitchen, but again, she knew that I was on a business call -- maybe she could have taken that time to change out of her pajamas rather than hiss at me. . .But I agree, I was rude for not trying to postpone the call.
Sonja and I are not always on the same page but I was there to enjoy her company as well as her toaster oven eggs and Bellinis that she cooked specially for me.
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I completely understand your side, Cindy, but you must admit, your comments and tone toward Sonja were very rude!
Cindy was so rude and to think it is fine to conduct business while invited to a personal breakfast.
Cindy, I have really liked you since you came on the show, but I was really disappointed with this scene. I hope to see that you redeem yourself on the finale episode.
As large as Sonja's home is you could not find a room to excuse yourself to for your phone call, really? Rude.
Yes it was rude, but as I have noticed on many of the housewives shows that those without jobs don't seem to understand the demands of those who do....hearing her talk of clearing her schedule was funny...but I think you should have declined her invitation if you didn't have time...oh and want to add your children are so beautiful!!!
You were rude, but Sonja also is probably a little jealous of the way your business dealings have fared compared to hers.
I wish you would have owned up to it, instead of making excuses for it.
I guess this message will never see the light of day on this forum, but here goes. If you had planned to cook for a friend, had gone grocery shopping and set aside time out of your day to entertain them and they showed up with an assistant and gearing up for a conference call, how would you like it?
You are very, very sensitive about the way you are treated by others and easily offended. But then I see you being flippant when it comes to how you treat them.
Sonja know's she can get to you and you let her! "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me! You're better off just hanging out w/ the brunette team and forget the blonde's.
P.S. YOUR KIDS ARE GEORGOUS!!!!
I was actually uncomfrotable watching that scene...NO ONE is entitled to be rude. She has extended her hand twice now and from the upcoming clips of next weeks episode...3 strikes your out. BAD MOVE girly! She could ruin you!
Not only were you rude, but who really cares if it's your third meal or fourth! It was a nice gesture on her part. Take a subway, unless it's beneath you, it's quicker! You knew the cameras would be up so obviously you didn't stop and think that all of America, or those who still watch after this incredibly boring season, would think you were raised wrong! When someone asks you for breakfast, or lunch..you go graciously and arrange for your call to take place afterward..you are the boss afterall! Bigger and better people than you seem to manage!
If breakfast during a work day was so inconvenient for your schedule you should have politely declined or suggested an alternative. Don't accept a friend's invitation then complain about the time of day, day of the week and location. And, I love your "I know I was rude, but yada, yada, yada." Take responsibility for your poor behavior, without all the horrible excuses. However, based on your repeated poor behavior on the show you seem incapable of taking responsibility or admitting when you're wrong.
Cindy, I think the worst part was when you shushed Sonja in her own home--that was really rude. I really like you but I agree with Sonja when she says she was annoyed with your behavior.
You are rude and unapologetic for it. You would have been offended too - you seem to not be able to accept responsibility for your actions - what's up with that???
Really, you don't like going uptown? I seem to recall a lot of other "housewives" complaining about traveling to your birthday party earlier in the season. Admit it, it was just rude to sit and try to have a business call at a breakfast. At least go in another room. Sorry, a annoying as Sonja is, I'm not with you on this one.
Cindy ,I love you on the show but girl you have to learn to say no to these idle women when they ask you to breakfast at 11 am ,You are a working mother of two , who owns a business and is not living off some 80 year old man's money .
I don't get the thing about not eating breakfast at 11 am because you are on your 2nd or 3rd meal of the day - didn't it basically fulfill that need? It's not like you weren't supposed to have already eaten before you got there...you can have breakfast foods for more than one meal of the day.
Sorry, but there is no justifying your behavior. You were rude and frankly you were totally inappropriate.
Hi Cindy, yeah behavior towards sonja was rude and to bring your assistant along too? that added more fuel to the fire. And in Sonja's mind she's probably saying WTF???. she wanted to spend time with you and you only. I hope you apologize and you'll come out the bigger person.
I have watched many seasons of a variety of housewives shows but until now, I have actually never written a comment before. I was completely aghast at how you acted at the breakfast with Sonja. Yes, it seems that proper etiquette and manners seem to be in short supply with all the housewives but this went way beyond. It seemed Sonja put in a lot of effort and planning to make the breakfast a success (and given your past rather bumpy history the effort and planning should have been appreciated by you) and you completely acted in a completely rude and ungracious manner. Is that really a lesson you want to teach your kids? If I were you, I would be ashamed of how I acted. I don't blame Sonja for saying she would never ask you over again. If the roles had been reversed, I could only imagine all the negative things you and your posse (like Jill, Luann and Kelly) would say.
Sonja was trying to extend a welcome and it was quite rude to take that call and both of you could have handled it better.
Cindy was one of my favorites this season, however I too admit that I was appalled at the behavior displayed. I find it hard to believe that Cindy was not aware of this meeting long before it took place, therefore she could have opted out of the breakfast, taken a rain check, or she could have advised Sonja prior to breakfast that she had to take a call and allowed Sonja the courtesy of saying that it would be ok.
You go Cindy! The wheels of commerce need to keep turning. Nothing wrong with excusing yourself for a conference call during a business day, and one would expect that a friend would understand that. Trouble is, Sonja is just an acquaintance right now - a fellow castmate. Not excusing yourself to another room was bad for friendship but great for ratings. Stir that pot, Baby!!! Also, relax a little. You have great kids, a solid business, you're hot, and life's good. Enjoy.
Hi cindy I think you are great and I really like you. You seem to be the only normal one this season. Good luck !
Seems you have worked hard to become the woman/business person you are! Breakfast will survive! You make your money - didn't marry into it. Pop Sonja into a polyester uniform at a fast food joint, and I think she would need therapy! I only wish I had the work ethic you have, I am jealous and in awe of your success. To get where you are I'd have to win the lottery or dump my husband lol! Don't sweat those uptight women.