Sunday, January 30, 2011

Love-Hate Relationship: Pawn Stars

I have a love-hate relationship with Pawn Stars in that I love to hate that show. Loving to hate it, though, I continually tune in. It's like a small display of humanity with a large dose of greed and arrogance.

Today, for example, this dude came in with a scrap of paper signed by a certain George Washington (name ring a bell, anyone?). Originally, he had no idea what it was worth and wanted a small chunk of change for it. Once the appraiser guy shows up and tells him it could go between $10-15,000 at auction he suddenly won't take less than $11,000.

Why?! In an instant, it became precious and just not worth it to sell for $8,000. Really? I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between a piece of paper (we're talking the size of a check) and a few stacks of a certain green paper, I'd take the cash and run out the door.

Another guy was with a roofing company. The roof collapsed into a closed off room in this house and in the floorboards he found these really cool and very old handcuffs. Again - finds out their worth and suddenly can't part with them for anything less than an obscene amount.

Wait - let me get this right... you just admitted on national tv that you STOLE property from a house that your employer was paid to work on? Yeah, that's what I thought. But now it's your most treasured item?


You've gone from Bob the guy needing cash so bad he's hawking something he stole to Greedy McGreedyson that suddenly feels entitled to more money.

Damn I hate those people!
But I love the show.
And so the cycle continues.

What do you have a love-hate relationship with?


Yo-yo Mama said...

Oh I hate that show too. There's no love. Not one iota. That Chumley guy makes me effen stabby. Seriously? He has the brains of a bucket of hair.

I can't watch trainwreck shows. Those Real Housewives or Jersey Shore? No. My life is full enough of shit I can't change. I refuse to subject myself to it purposely.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Good post, made me laugh! I agree with you, whenever I watch those kind of shows I always hollar out "Sell it!!" I would take the money with a big ole smile on my face :)

Aunt Juicebox said...

LOL I feel the same way about the show. Every time someone does that, and you can usually tell which ones are going to be stupid about it, I get fired up. Obvi, if you want 11 grand for it, you are more than welcome to go try to sell it yourself. You just got a free appraisal, jerkface, now get outta here!