The following is from the closed captioning – which took me many painful rewinds and replays to get verbatim. Punctuation and spelling is theirs:
Brandi: . . . . . . I know I’ve apologized to you a few times. I have no filter and I know I do say things that I probably shouldn’t say.
Kim: That’s ‘cause . . that was really uncalled for
Adrienne: Aww Somebody’s Crying
Kim: I know you did but --
Brandi: Call it out
Kim: It’s Ok
Adrienne: Somebody’s crying
Brandi: Why are you saying that?
Adrienne: Cause she’s crying. She feels bad.
Brandi: Yeah but your gonna . . . Don’t scream it.
Adrienne: ‘Call it out’ What are you talking about?
Brandi: That means STFU
Adrienne: Oh, my gosh.
It looks like Kim has come a long way, but she still needs to work on the 'taking responsibility and making amends' steps.
Did Kim’s ‘That’s Ok’ mean she recognized that Brandi was trying to protect her and that it was Adrienne who was embarrassing her in public?
Brandi did not just ‘go off’ and curse at Adrienne – she was pretty restrained at first – especially for her – but Adrienne just kept pushing and Brandi finally just gave her what she deserved.
I know -- and usually would agree -- that when Brandi (or anyone else, for that matter) uses harsh language she gives away her power and the high ground.
This group has given us so many examples of people smiling at you and using genteel language to your face – except it is only to distract you from their own very shabby behavior behind your back – which may have their knife in it by now -- or they are still warmly clasping your hand while slicing open your stomach.
Kyle has made everyone laugh by imitating Lisa’s accent; it’s all just good natured fun. If it was all good natured fun, then Lisa’s suggestion to add Yolanda’s accent to her performance repertoire would not have been a problem. Their responses gave them away.
Every living person has their faults, but I have never seen Brandi start a fight or put on a false face.
So really, which behavior has more class and is more honorable? Adrienne pretends she is helping and protecting Kim from Brandi – by publicly embarrassing Kim – an alcoholic just beginning her recovery – just to get in a shot at Brandi. They all behave as though STFU is the most appalling and deplorable behavior at that table? Really??
IMHO when Brandi is dealing with people so low, I don’t think it’s possible for her to lose the high ground by being truthful, regardless of the vocabulary. So Brandi, keep the honesty and expand the vocabulary and you will be unstoppable.