POSTED JANUARY 27, 2012 11:50 am
The Real Housewives of Atlanta have arrived in Cape Town…
… Nene and Marlo show how little they know about traveling… they are showing their inexperience by toting 20 bags (LV, of course…LOL!) along with them.
Their number of bags only point out to EXPERIENCED travelers how INEXPERIENCED they are… like going out on a golf course with brand new clubs and brand new golf shoes! Experienced travelers carrying those bags on a commercial flight would have covered those bags to protect them… a glaring tell.
While on the bus from the airport… Marlo starts giving etiquette lessons. Uh… Marlo musta learnt all them etti-ket lessons just recently and wants to show off to the other Housewives. CameraPhaedra calls her out… as does CameraSheree.
Note to Marlo: It is not proper etiquette to be ‘testing’ others on their knowledge of etiquette… or any other subject. Didn’t you learn proper etiquette attending Cotillion in the fifth grade? Apparently not… otherwise, you would have known that VERY important etiquette rule… NEVER intentionally make another person feel uncomfortable! Tsk, tsk, Marlo!
NOTE: The following about the RHOA was sent to me…
*Straight from the A said that Marlo had to pay for her Africa trip.
While there might be truth to that, Marlo got paid. There were some
things that couldn’t be cleared before they left with accounting so
they worked out a different deal than what was in her contract, but
she was PAID.
*Ever since NJ got into that big mess with a law suit on their trip,
the production ppl make all the cast members get insurance AND they
get insurance on the cast members. SPECULATION: Marlo probably
couldn’t get everything in order in time and so the cast thought she
just wasn’t going. They didn’t know they worked something out.
* Phaedra is the most respected HW behind the scenes. She has the most
influence and knows how to get her way. Most of the time the HW who
“organizes” the trip is really just the host in name only- doesn’t
really do anything. But Phaedra did put effort and care into
organizing parts of it. The office gossip is: Phaedra didn’t like
Marlo being in Africa. Or being on the cast. She doesn’t want to keep
reminding ppl that her husband is a NONviolent felon. She was put out
by Marlo coming to Africa even though she had no right to be- THEY
WERE ALL ALLOWED TO BRING GUESTS (an assistant).
Office gossip: Marlo became paranoid on the trip. She thought everyone
was out to get her and “expose” her. She thought Phaedra was behind
her being exposed on the blogs. Nene and Marlo both thought they were
all trying to exclude one or both while filming so they wouldn’t get
air time. The fight she had with Sheree was really about her thinking
that they invited Cynthia so that all the camera men would go with
Sheree and Nene and Marlo would get none. At this point Marlo wasn’t
even sure if she would get cut out entirely or not. Neither was
production, so she only got filmed if there were a group scene. She
didn’t get a camera of her own.
*One of the cast members (don’t know who, the person couldn’t
remember) had their credit card declined in Africa! It wouldn’t work
anywhere and she couldn’t get cash advances on it. So she had to have
someone from accounting wire her money to be paid back as a loan or
advance She also didn’t bring enough traveler’s checks even though
she was specifically told to bring a certain dollar amount.
(Thanks to SH reader “KK”!!)