Last night, I watched an episode of HHI where the couple wanted to move from the noise, and the hustle and bustle of Florence, Italy to a quaint, rural town about 3 hours away.
They insisted that the realtor find them something "historic, rustic and full of character and architectural interest."
Well, the first thing they asked about when they viewed the 1st property she showed them was: "Is there a dishwasher?"
The wife was rather snarky when she said she absolutely had to have a dishwasher because she did not enjoy washing dishes by hand.
Is it just me or am I missing something?
You ask for historic, rustic and character in a 15th century property, and you expect a DISHWASHER???!!!
I feel better now that I've been able to come here to vent.
lavern, I feel your pain.
I'd be honest if I were on the show. I'd say I wanted all the modern conveniences (dishwasher is the one thing I could survive without, considering the washing I have to do by hand anyway). I'd want a place that's fresh and not crusty and cruddy, a big-enough kitchen (not trying to "entertain" in it, just cook comfortably), don't need a tub, don't have to have windows in the bedroom but want everything else flooded with sun. BUT I want everything else outside of my building to be historic and rustic and full of character and architectural interest. I want to be surrounded by it, not live it.
I, at least, admit to being shallow.
Guess what, Santa Fe?
The realtor actually showed them a place that was relatively "modern" - it actually had a dishwasher - BUT, they thought the rooms were "too small" and they had a problem with the fact that their guests would have to walk thru their bedroom to get to the bathroom.
I guess my only "must have" would be air conditioning - I simply cannot sleep if it's too warm at night.
My Dh was p'od at the wife particularly thought she was a bit B****y and unreasonable for what they asked for and what she kept complaining about LOL wouldn't hear me complain would luv to go back, my family is what you call the true rustics
lavern, I'm with you on the AC. Needs to be cool for me to sleep, too, which results in low heating costs and higher summer costs.
Go figure these people with what is to me excessive "needs". I cringe when people whine that their "furniture won't fit". No kidding, your American furniture is oversized? Who'd've thought?This message has been edited. Last edited by: santa_fe,
Dishwasher? Most people in Tuscany hang their laundry out the window to dry. That's just the way it is. I have the same reaction as lavern2 when people on the show want to live in the urban core and then say the house is "too noisy." Huh?
...And they say they want to "immerse themselves into the culture," yet they complain that the neighbors are "too close."
If it helps with the anxiety.....
....you really should watch this show like we watch "love it or list it" -- with the knowledge that much of it is faked or 'coached' -- and that two out of the three are NOT properties the couple actually saw.
Yes, it's grating to hear people ask about modern amenities and appliances that Americans are used to...but...
...it's much less frustrating when you know the show is basically manipulated, coached, produced and 'scripted' to be that way.
(NO not "scripted" like a scripted drama or sitcom -- scripted in that the producers guide everything that happens. Everything faked or set up for filming.)
My particular favorite is when people want big bathrooms in the Czech Republic or the former East Germany (it would be a hoot if it weren't so ignorant) -- or big bedrooms in Asia...who goes to Japan getting indignant about not having a big bedroom. The country is KNOWN for it's living spaces to be tiny compared to U.S. living quarters.
Of course, we all need to accept that these shows as it has been said before are scripted and that people are not that stupid. Otherwise we Americans are really in trouble.
Why, to they script them in that manner? I don't know, if I was a recipient I don't think that I would accept the fact that they make me look ignorant, stupid infront of millions of viewers, no money is enough for me to accept that.
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