“Mind Your Own Business” was the lesson of the day on this week’s “Jersey Shore”. 😀
There are eight housemates. 4 guys and 4 gals.
Ronnie is dating Sammi. Nicole is dating some guy you hear on the telephone. Jenni and Angelina appear to be dating nobody.
The other three guys are MVP (Mike, Vinny, Pauly) and they’re Free Agent Hunters. They pull whatever chicks they can on any given day.
Ronnie would actually be the King of the Hunters, except he sold out to Sammi.
Ronnie utilized play #A-1 in the handbook and told Sammi “I love you”, guaranteeing easy sex whenever he wanted it or whenever he struck out at the club or didn’t pull a hawter chick.
Unfortunately, that play also makes you susceptible to the female thinking that she can tell you what you can and can’t do with your life, so Sammi laid down the law and Ronnie’s restrictions included (but were not limited to):
- Talking to other girls
- Holding Hands with other girls
- Getting Numbers from other girls
- Dancing with other girls
- Grinding with other girls
- Drinking Alcohol off the bodies of other girls
- Making Out with other girls
- Having Sex with other girls
What this meant, of course, was… nothing at all.
So long as Sammi wasn’t there to see it, Ronnie was doing anything he felt like doing.
He was fine with “Creeping”, as they call it (Thanks to reader Nikki for the authentication) because he was hangin’ out with MVP and Bros Before Hoes was in FULL EFFECT, BOYEEEE!!! >:D
Unfortunately, Angelina was there also. Even though the other three girls didn’t like her this season OR last season, she still felt loyalty to them and told Ronnie she was going to rat him out to Sammi.
Ronnie promptly threatened her and that was the end of her thoughts about snitching.
The Secret Everybody Knows
So now, everything was locked down. Out of the 8 house members, 5 of them knew Ronnie was playing Sammi dirty. The four guys weren’t going to say anything because they expected the same courtesy if THEY had been the ones gettin’ some on the side.
Besides the fact that they’re all friends, they were depending on each other to work as a unit to pull girls, so making themselves pariahs by ratting out a fellow Hunter was clearly not in their best interests.
Guys that know how to pull girls are also very good at making sure that YOU don’t pull any girls by lying and saying that you have wives and kids and diseases and whatnot, so it’s best to stay on the players’ good sides even if you don’t like them as people or agree with their methods or tactics.
Instead of taking the Angelina situation as a sign that he needed to tighten his game up and keep his business ‘out the street’, Ronnie decided it would be fun to brag to Jenni about what he was doing with other girls.
Under normal circumstances, this would have been a good idea because Jenni’s pretty much like a dude in that she can listen to what Ronnie’s saying, laugh about it, give him a pound (dap, handshake, hi-five) and keep it to herself as if she never heard it.
“Normal Circumstances” would be when the girls that you’re close to and are actually friends with DO NOT LIVE WITH AND SPEND TIME WITH the girl(s) you’re using as backup, fail-safe sex. “Normal” would ALSO be when nothing you did was going to be captured on videotape so that the Easy Sex girl could watch it and find out that her supposed homegirls let her get used the entire time and never told her.
So now, 6 people out of 8 know what time it is… Everybody except Nicole and the victim, Sammi.
Jenni informs Mike that Ronnie told her that he had been creeping. This causes Mike to feel free to spill ALLLLLL of the beans about what Ronnie’s been doing every time the girls aren’t around. This had two MAJOR effects. Now, it was on videotape that Jenni knew that Ronnie didn’t dis Sammi just once, but basically every chance he got. Also, Mike didn’t check whether Nicole had known, which she didn’t, so now 7 out of 8 people in the house knew Sammi was getting played.
Once Nicole found out, she stepped to Ronnie and said she was going to snitch. Ronnie threatened her with lying to her boyfriend and saying she was ho-ing in Miami and that was the end of that. >:D
So here’s the lineup at this point:
- Ronnie: Perp = Silent
- Mike: Guy = Silent
- Pauly: Guy = Silent
- Vinny: Guy = Silent
- Jenni: Trustable Female = Silent
- Angelina: Threatened = Silent
- Nicole: Threatened = Silent
- Sammi: Victim = Clueless
This is where it all fell apart because of the unusual circumstances. Nicole started feeling guilty about condoning Ronnie’s actions as well as supporting & enabling them by not telling Sammi what she knows. Jenni didn’t want to look bad on videotape when the show actually aired as someone who let her supposed homegirl get used.
Everybody else was cool with it.
So.. The brainiac solution that Nicole & Jenni came up with was to type up an “anonymous” letter to Sammi, snitching on everything that Ronnie did behind her back. Even more intelligently, they decided to leave the letter in her drawer, clearly indicating that one of the 8 roommates placed it there.
hmmmmmmm… Let’s see if we can figure out who might have left that letter…
- Ronnie: Victim = Nope
- Mike: Guy = Nope
- Pauly: Guy = Nope
- Vinny: Guy = Nope
- Jenni: Friend of Sammi = Maybe
- Angelina: Enemy of Sammi = Maybe
- Nicole: Friend of Sammi = Maybe
- Sammi: Recipient = Nope
So.. Their “anonymous” letter wasn’t very anonymous, was it? 😀 All they really did was implicate either one, two or all three of the girls in the house as having ratted out Ronnie. They counted on there being 7 suspects, but there were only 3.
They also thought they were going to be slick because Angelina was the only girl that actually SAW Ronnie hooking up with multiple chicks at the first club. In fact, this was the excuse that Jenni used to say that she didn’t write the letter. How would SHE know what happened at that club when she went home in the same cab with Sammi and Nicole before any of it happened?
Unfortunately, although that cleared her with Sammi, she wasn’t clear from Ronnie because he knew that a) he told Jenni himself and b) he had already threatened Angelina. It got even worse for Jenni because she had dictated the letter to Nicole, and included the word “wisely”, which Ronnie happens to know isn’t included in Nicole’s vocabulary.
Also, Jenni should have known she was going to have to take the blame for this letter because she was the only female that hadn’t been threatened. Ronnie considered her trustworthy, so he had told her about his hookups himself. Angelina & Nicole were both on notice. Regardless of whomever TYPED the note (Nicole), nothing was going to happen at all without Jenni backing the play.
On top of that, the scapegoat lived with them too. You can’t say “It must have been Angelina because she was the only one that could have seen Ronnie at the first club” and not expect Sammi to step to Angelina and say “I think you wrote it because this and that”.
As soon as Angelina would have been under pressure, she would have known that Sammi was going to tell Ronnie she thought Angelina was the culprit, which lines her up for the retribution that Ronnie promised her if she snitched. Threatened with that, she’s going to say “Nope.. It wasn’t me, but they told me they were both going to do it together” because it’s better to have Jenni & Nicole mad at her than having Ronnie mad at her for thinking she went back on their arrangement.
Best Laid Plans
So now, let’s see how this plan worked out as far as how Ronnie and Sammi feel about each of their roommates…
So… If Jenni & Nicole would have minded their own business, Sammi would have been cool with them for the entire show and then mad at them after she saw the tape. Meanwhile, Ronnie would have been cool with them for the entire show and then cool with them after he saw the tape.
After they pulled this stunt, Ronnie’s mad at Jenni & Nicole for snitching and Sammi’s mad at Jenni and Nicole for having information about what Ronnie had been doing for so long without telling her.
On top of that.. BOTH Ronnie & Sammi are mad at them for not fessing up that they did it. All 6 of the other housemates are claiming they had no knowledge of Ronnie’s actions AND they’re all claiming that they didn’t type up and hand-deliver this message to her drawer inside a secured MTV filming location.
What SHOULD they have done? \o/
Unfortunately, Jenni & Nicole were in the bad position of being similarly friendly with both people in a relationship. Normally, people are more friendly with one person than the other one so the choice is clear. Let’s look at what would have happened under normal circumstances:
Mike, Pauly & Vinny would have stayed shut because Bros Before Hoes.
Jenni would have stayed shut because she’s cool like that and wouldn’t have had “looking bad on television” looming over her and influencing her decisions.
Both Angelina and Nicole would have agreed not to rat on Ronnie when they were talking to him in the club and then she would have told Sammi as soon as they were physically clear of Ronnie (not living in the same house).
Being that they WERE all stuck in the same house together, Jenni and Nicole should have realized that you have to choose a side and stick with your decision.. ride it out.
As soon as Ronnie told Jenni what he did and she didn’t go straight to Sammi, Jenni was guilty in this scenario. As soon as Nicole heard from Mike what Ronnie did and didn’t go straight to Sammi, Nicole was guilty in this scenario. “I told you eventually, after Ronnie ****** you several times, but still, I told you before the entire show finished filming” doesn’t absolve you from anything at all.
Both gals stated that their reasons for telling Sammi what was happening was that they would have hoped if it had been THEIR boyfriends that had been cheating, their homegirls would have told them. Also, they said they didn’t want to hurt her, lose her friendship and look like they never told her…
THEN… After Sammi found the letter, neither Jenni nor Nicole wanted to LOOK LIKE THEY TOLD HER. O_o .. They both DENIED being the one that wrote the letter. What sense does that make? 😀
For That, they could have stayed shut… Ronnie could have kept hooking up with girls at the club and then coming home to hop in bed with Sammi and the girls would have looked poorly in Sammi’s eyes when they finally saw the show. Their plan failed to make them look good in ANY light and the only chance they had to stand up and say “We wanted to tell you, Sammi. You’re our friend and you didn’t deserve the treatment you were getting! :O”, they both elected to say “Nope!.. Wasn’t me!”.
Sometimes, it’s best to Mind Your Own Business. If you can’t do that, the time to speak up about something is when you find out about it. If you’re not going to speak up, then just go with the flow and recognize that you’ve been dragged into something you’d rather not be involved in.
As soon as Ronnie told Jenni what he did and she laughed about it with him, Sammi was going to see that on the tape. As soon as Mike told Jenni all the rest of the stuff that Ronnie did, that was on tape too. Even the times they THOUGHT about telling her, yet didn’t, went right on the tapes. At some point, there’s no way to absolve yourself from being labeled an accomplice. Refusing to own up to writing the letter is only going to make you look WORSE and not better.
If you find yourself in a situation where you’re about to learn more about a situation between two people than you’re comfortable with knowing, you essentially have three choices:
1) Don’t get involved at all and walk away when people are talking about other people.
2) Decide you’re going to keep the secret and take the hit when/if the person it’s about finds out that you knew and didn’t tell them.
3) Decide you’re going to snitch and take the hit when/if the person it’s about names YOU as the source of the information.
As soon as you decide you’re going to hear the information, you need to accept the fact that somebody’s going to be mad at you if you admit knowing about it at all. It might even be BOTH PEOPLE. In this case, Sammi’s so stuck on being in a relationship with Ronnie that she’s already doing her wishy-washy style of saying “IT’S OVER” and then discussing “it” more. She’ll probably end up mad at Jenni for making her fully aware that her man isn’t following the rules she laid down for him. Whether she sees reality or believes her own fantasy, she apparently has no intention of stopping hooking up with Ronnie (well, at least until she sees the actual tapes of how he was gettin’ biz at the clubS! HAHAHA), so all that letter did was make her aware that everybody else was aware that she intends to remain firmly perched atop Ronnie’s DILZNICK, regardless.