I listened this morning to the news on my way out to work. It was only a couple of minutes but I heard the presenter introduce Bobby Flay as the expert that would help people how to do better when proposing marriage. A study, said the presenter lady, suggest that most woman are disappointed by the way their husband proposed to them.
I would be more interested to see the study that links that to divorce, but I digress. Who cares about how a guy proposes besides maybe the bride? I now see that step in a relationship more logically and think it should be a decision made by both and not a surprise… I remember somewhat being pressured to propose on my first marriage, and we all now know it did not work out. That was not the part that really bothered me about the report.
I have come to realize little by little that the news is starting to annoy me. The angles they do on their stories are always so far off from what really interest me its pathetic. Maybe it is because I read blogs for a lot of my news and information now and the commentary and angles are more interesting than what CBS, NBC or FOX think that the American public want to hear. This brings us back to the issue, how is Bobby Flay an expert on how to propose to your future wife?
I know who he is, I have watched him in the food network mostly in the Iron Chef. He has always stroke me as a little too cocky and a know it all. That could just be his TV persona, or maybe it is just the whole Chefs seem to be egotistical bastages because of how they act on TV. Then I thought maybe he has seen many people propose in his restaurant, but then it still does not make him an expert.
I think what made it even worse was the idiotic nature of his first statement that suggested most people want to be told “yes.” Or maybe it was the expert statement that covered the whole world population, some people go all out and some don’t… I stopped listening there because I knew the “you want to be right in between” statement was coming.
What makes him a expert on the subject of proposing? that is the question that still lingers in my head. I could see a jeweler maybe knowing more than him, because he is actually the person that gets to hear the stories of proposal before they happen. I could see maybe someone that did something really outrageous and was turned down… but a cook?
Just being famous does not make you an expert in my eyes, but more and more people with fame get to have a voice. I think that is the real danger of the celebrity culture, that maybe we are getting information from sources that are not very reliable. Be careful of where you get your expert advice, and next time you see one on TV, ask yourself if the person talking should really be considered an expert on the subject.