I assume it's worth it because of the advertising time a network can sell around a celebrity chef's show Paula Deen, though... didn't many of her advertisers jump ship after the fiasco?
I have to wonder about people like That Guy - have they never had a minimum wage job in high school or college, even? I believe everyone would be a whole lot nicer to their waiters, housekeepers and fitting room attendants if they had any experience at all in those jobs.
@PicNic I agree about the tip system - way too much opportunity for someone to be skimming off the top!
@nell yeah what is up with all these people not being able to handle the relaxed (??) air of the english countryside?
@CaddyFdot haha what was this?
@HelloTheFuture they may not be pretty at first sight (like those other girls) but they always have the fairest complexion, a noble throat, fine eyes, an admirable set of the lips, a pleasing figure, ... because god forbid they were just unremarkable looking.
I've almost finished it! I watched the miniseries as well. I love how (very mild spoiler maybe) in the beginning of this book (as well as in some other books from around this time that I've read) working in a shop or a trade is considered, like, the highest indecency and a shame upon your family.
@Allison you're right, I'll have to expand the cellar once the vineyard really comes into its own.
Ah, yes, I'm always on the lookout for a place to stash my 600 bottles of wine.