Jill Zarin

Jill explains why she didn't invite Ramona and what "love scene" she thought was actually romantic.

on Jun 17, 2011

I love how Ramona continues to be insulted when she isn't invited to something, but in her life excludes people all the time with no explanation. Alex is delusional regarding what Ramona does for a living. Prior to Housewives she would refer to herself as the "closeout queen." She would buy distressed inventory from manufacturers and resell them to discounters and closeout stores as she showed in an earlier season. Alex is under the impression that Ramona was some kind of designer. Ramona can sell and certainly negotiate money. None of that has anything to do with why she wasn't invited. I lost a Kodak deal worth seven figures because of what Ramona said on the show. They told me such -- and in no uncertain words. As the old saying goes "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me."

My partner knew our history and insisted she not come near anything for fear she would bad mouth it with no basis. Ramona is just too unpredictable. Maybe I should have told her in advance, but she would have either bullied me into inviting her or been pissed I didn't want to, so I didn't say anything. OK, I'm a wimp! Besides, it was Ramona who said in Season 1, "you can't invite everyone to everything."

When you didn't see any dinner but only coffee at Alex and LuAnn's meeting you knew it was going to be brief. I noticed there is a reoccurring theme with Alex. Much like when I had the talk with her, she seemed to be reiterating that LuAnn didn't listen to her. Alex seems to have a problem with thinking that she is not listened to. I think the reason for this is because Alex isn't coming to people with her own issues. She's fighting other people's battles instead. If people have a problem with someone sometimes it's best just to stay out of it and let people settle their own differences. I think LuAnn made it very clear what happens to the messenger. The ladies are standing up for themselves and not letting the backstabbing and mean words go by anymore. I've been called out on things plenty of times and I've handled it. Can she?