Anyway, the point of war of the roses is to have a woman call in, tell why she's worried that her boyfriend is cheating on her, and deceptively try to find out if he is or not. They do this by having one of the radio show hosts call said boyfriend and pretending to be from his cell phone company; he is asked to answer a 2-question survey, and in return they will send a dozen longstemmed red roses to anyone he chooses. You probably see where this is going, but just in case - if boyfriend sends roses to girlfriend, all is well. If boyfriend sends roses to someone but girlfriend, he's a cheater and girl finds sad validation in her fears.
It's stupid and pretty annoying, right? But I'm intrigued and can't "look away" - like when you see a mullet. There are so many questions:
- If you're that insecure about the relationship, is his potential cheating really the root problem?
- What if he's not cheating and you just jeopardized his trust by calling a radio station to try to out him? (well-played, by the way)
- What if he sends the roses to you - how you know he didn't just get lucky by picking you over another girl he's seeing?
- Seriously? (again) What possesses you to call a radio station to deal with your relationship?
- Why does the guy always answer the phone when it's a number he doesn't know - doesn't he screen calls? I do. It's the point of having caller id.
- Why is the guy always willing to take the survey? Would you?
- And simply - Why? Just why.
This brings up another question: how many chances is she going to give this guy?
Anyway, they did the skit, and he sent the roses to Ashley. His girlfriend is Teresa. Busted. He claimed that Ashley is his sister. Teresa said he doesn't have a sister named Ashley. He said it's his sister's nickname. Girlfriend says no it's not. Insert a bunch of blurred out F-bombs here.
So, at this point, I think: Why am I still listening to this? Ridiculous.
Because it's a radio mullet, and I can't look away. Oh, and the kicker? Noone actually gets any roses.
Do you have things that you drive you crazy, but you can't look away (or change the station)?