For those of you not “fortunate” to watch it, TLC kicked off a new series Sunday night titled Bama Belles which documents the lives of five women from Dothan, Alabama…
Although I’m flattered that Alabama Women have made your Person of Interest List with the likes of Polygamists, Little People, families with 19 kids or sextuplets, Hoarders, men with skin that looks like tree bark, and 76 year old pregnant women, I would like to make a few notes on your portrayal of our state’s female population.
I will not go as far to say that there are no women in our state that are like the women portrayed on the show, just like I’m sure there are, much to the chagrin of the rest of their state, a few Snookis and The Situations in the state of New Jersey.
However, I believe I speak for the majority of the state when I make the following points:
~ Most of us DO NOT put bovine treats in our mouths then allow our COW to lick our mouths, faces, and the inside of our mouths in order to share a savory snack with us.
~ Most of us DO NOT go “Huntin’” when we go on a girl’s day out.
~ And, on that note, most Girl Trip destinations in our state ARE NOT called names like Booger Bottom Lodge.
~ Yes, we do have Southern Accents, but most are not quite to the level portrayed. For instance, although we might get irritable at times, most of us do not scream at the top of our lungs that we are “guttin’ PEEEESY!!!”
~ Most of us DO NOT have Leopard-Print Snuggies as our master bedroom comforters, especially not paired with Zebra Print Throw Pillows.
~ Most of us DO NOT make camouflage shirts for our dogs.
~ We DO NOT typically throw Cowboy and Indian birthday parties. For our husbands. Complete with a Petting Zoo.
~ And finally, most of our Church sign slogans DO NOT, thankfully, intermingle The Gospel with a reference to Alabama Crimson Tide Football.
I think that about covers it – I just felt the need to clarify my position and point out these differences before I started guttin’ PEEESY.
an un-TLC Bama Belle.