Bravotv.com: Why is etiquette so important in Potomac? Do you feel it’s your responsibility to enforce it?
Karen Huger: I was taught as a child that proper etiquette would serve me well in life and it has. If I care about you and I feel that your conduct is inappropriate, as a friend I will gently point you in the right direction.
Bravotv.com: Why were you upset that Gizelle wouldn’t move from the middle the night of your birthday?
KH: Gizelle is a grown woman who knew better. As she says, "she's got a pedigree". Really?
Bravotv.com: What do you think about Gizelle saying she feels judged by you?
KH: I don't believe Gizelle is comfortable with anyone calling her out on her inappropriate shenanigans. I'm not judging, I'm just pointing out the obvious.
Bravotv.com: Tell us about your “etiquette lesson” and confrontation at the crab boil with Gizelle.
KH: Charisse had done such a wonderful job planning my surprise birthday party! I wasn't about to ruin it by calling Giz out then. She would have loved The drama that would have ensued. Not on my watch! I chose instead a remedial approach at a later date. Printing out the five rules of etiquette on how to conduct yourself when you're attending someone-else's birthday party was extremely effective.
Bravotv.com: What do you think of Gizelle's reaction and why did you walk away?
KH: Gizelle's reaction to my gift of etiquette rules was typical. She performed like a peacock on stage. I ended up walking away because school was out, lesson taught!