Tonight on The Real Housewives of New York, the trip to Montana concluded with Kristen Taekman quietly losing her mind. I blame geo-caching. I also blame Ramona Singer -- because if there's a stank in Housewife-Land, Ramona is usually at least partly to blame (that's right, y'all, my gloves are coming off). The only person I don't blame is the person Kristen has decided is the source of all her woe: Heather Thomson.
I get that Kristen felt stressed out and bullied and weepy. I would too if I had to travel with the Housewives (of any franchise) all the way to wilds of Mantana (not a typo). But the way she went after Heather at dinner was insane. It's one thing to bitchily say that your friend is being bossy. It's another to say that she controls her husband! That was a shot below the belt and Heather made that perfectly clear. She deserved an apology, and she didn't really get one. If I was Heather, I'd be furious. I'd also have fabulous hair.
Even though Kristen was hanging out with people making unreasonable demands on her, that was no reason to go after Heather. I kind of get why it happened. In those situations, it's almost always easier to go after your best friend rather than direct your aggression toward the sex-crazed senior citizen and the clearly deranged wine maven. It's not about not understanding Kristen's motives, it's about how she handled herself afterward.
She kept saying that Heather's friendship meant so much to her. You could never have guessed that was true based on "the apology" she gave to Heather. Rather than screeching and STILL insisting that Heather was bossy and trying to make her feel guilty for not realizing that Kristen was having a bad day, she should have simply said, "I'm sorry." Heather's known Kristen long enough not to expect this from her. She was a bigger woman than I and let it all go. So all is well in the kingdom -- for now.
In closing: Who else here feels like they've seen Sonja's nipples more often than their own?
Did you think Kristen was right about Heather?
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