I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Flipping Out October 6, 2010
Happy Wednesday everyone! Thank you once again to Guest Blogger, Quincy IL for reviewing Flipping Out with Jeff Lewis for us. Great Job Quincy!!!
Working with Crazy People
Jeff is making a list and checking it twice. He finds redundancies and feels that Jenny is making errors that are unacceptable. Jeff repeats himself when creating the to do list. Jenny writes down every single word that comes out of Jeff’s mouth. She didn’t edit the list so Jeff is on her case.
Trace is about to become a Jeff Lewis design team member full time and he is picking out samples for clients. He looks forward to working with the clients directly. He wants to be professional and manage entire projects. It appears that everyone is working and it is Sunday because Jeff tells Zoila that she has to get up early tomorrow to clean as they are all going to the graduation. Trace notes that in the schedule he graduates on Mon., summer begins and his life ends.
We see Jeff making the daily rounds of OC Design with popping plastic packing bubbles trying once more to rip out the CV bush at Casa Vega, and finding excess glue on wood floors.
All Stop. Jenny has lost the day planner. She can’t find the planner in the car or the house they just inspected and she informs Mt. Jeffsuvious with trepidation. The day planner contains all of the essential information of Jeff Lewis Design, Jeff Lewis’s personal information, and client information. It is the Jeff Lewis Bible. There is no back up. Jeff informs Jenny that she is fired if they can’t find the book and they drive one half hour back to Casa Vega where Christie hands Jennie the book. Of course, Jeff takes the day planner from Jenny, informs her that she can never be trusted again and she knows that she will be tortured for the rest of her life over this mistake.
Punishment time for Jenny begins. The “Employer Incentive Program” is wadded into a paper ball and tossed into the garbage by Jeff. Jenny offers to take a pay cut for the day, but this enrages Jeff. In the interview, Jeff says, “ I am the Boss. You are not my wife. You are not my girlfriend. I am not f****** you. You are my employee.”
Jeff gets into the car with Trace in the back and Sarah in the front passenger and continues to rip Jenny because he doesn’t want to call his therapist and wait until Tues. for a session. Trace asks if Jeff has talked to Jenny privately. Sarah says that the mountains look beautiful today.
Another day, another failure to accomplish Jeff Lewis’s to do list. Jeff and Jenny find that the cabinet refinishers have not been at Royal Woods. Jeff is frantic and Jenny makes the call to Stew, who promised that the work would be done on time and has failed to keep that promise to Jeff. The young couple with a baby have a firm date for moving back into the house and that puts pressure on Jeff who in turn tortures his employees.
Graduation day for Trace! He was first in his class and received honors for being a success and working for Jeff Lewis Design. Jeff notes that there were only 14 in his class for Interior Design. The Jeff Lewis family go to the graduation. Jeff Lewis, Sarah and Jett leave the graduation to have a tail gate party while thousands of people in line before Trace get their diplomas and they sneak back into the front row seats just as he gets on stage. Jenny and Zoila wait patiently and respectfully for the entire ceremony. We see Trace’s mom at graduation, but the stars are Jeff and Jeff and Jeff. I can repeat too.
Trace obeys the schedule and goes to work the day after he graduates. He is assigned a complicated client from Florida who dresses like a lumberjack. Chuck wants and needs Jeff Lewis. Jeff sends Trace with Chuck knowing that. He tells Trace to take Chuck to lunch after picking out tile and to have drinks. He tells Trace to call if there is a problem. There is a problem. Chuck drinks and drinks and drinks. Trace dials Jeff Lewis Design and the phone number is 911. Jeff and Jenny go to the rescue, but Chuck proceeds to grope Jenny’s breast and slap Trace. Jeff laughs and is unable to take control of the situation so Jenny takes Chuck to the rest room (This is our obligatory “Flipping Out” urination moment.) At the table is a blond attractive Megan. We have not seen her before, but she seems to be there to help control the situation because we know from the start that Chuck is out of control and Jeff Lewis is going to make it worse. Jeff says, “No hitting, Chuck.” Megan, looking uncomfortable, says “No hitting Trace.” Jeff says everything is taken care of after Trace is excused from the restaurant and for the day. Megan takes the drunk Chuck away. I think Megan was one of the producers who had to come on camera for liability issues.
Jeff realizes that he has issues and that Jenny deals with difficult situations and clients when he fails to function. He forgives her mistakes for the moment. Trace will be receiving compensation for the slap in his pay check.
Next Week: House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year by Jeff Lewis Design. Would you believe that Jeff has issues with NYC contractors? Stay tuned.
Thank you again Quincy for a great blog!
I have to throw in my two cents about Flipping Out. Is Jeff Lewis a complete moron? In the past I have always given him the benefit of the doubt but last night was over the line!
On what planet is it acceptable for this client to grab Jenny’s breast and hit Trace? Protect your employees! I don’t care if this creep was Jeff Lewis’ one and only client who was going to be make or break his business. He would have been history the minute he grabbed Jenny but if that didn’t do it, the smack would have been the final nail in this guy’s coffin!
This only tells me that Jeff Lewis values money more than his employees! I have lost all respect for Lewis, his giggling and nervous smile on his face made me want to smack Jeff! For someone with Jeff Lewis’ confidence in business and his ability to give people who work for him a pretty nasty tongue lashing, how could he just ignore this situation? Why didn’t he speak up for his employees? He does not deserve these people!
Jeff Lewis is a peice of garbage!!!
Sorry, just had to get that out!
As most of you probably know, Jill Zarin is in Australia where they are airing last season’s episodes of the Real Housewives of New York. As many of us did when those shows aired, Australian’s are tweeting to Jill Zarin about what is happening on the show. I’m not sure how the folks down in Australia edited the show before airing it, but “Poor Jill Zarin” is getting a whole lot of sympathy and she is eating it up! This woman who apologized to Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer over and over on the reunion show is now sucking up sympathy for being treated unfairly? Sickening!
Jill also received a “Thank You” tweet from Exclusive Resorts in Sydney Australia for mentioning their hotel during a television interview. I’m smelling another “deal” here where Jill plugs a business in exchange for free services. I’m guessing that Jill’s hotel stay in Sydney was free or greatly reduced!
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Until Next Time….