The title of this blog is kind of silly because I was a property virgin up until April of this year, but I think being a homeowner for the amount of time I have is sufficient for me to judge people. Don’t worry I’m judging people on reality TV, not you fair reader. Also not judging one of my Twitter followers who was on Property Virgins because I haven’t seen is episode ; )
While I was at the gym tonight (Operation Get Fit in full effect!), one of the TVs had House Hunters on. I couldn’t tell what was going on since I was busy jammin’ to Girl Talk’s album All Day but I could tell from their faces alone as to what was going on. Snooty faces was the name of the game in this episode, naturally.
I was giggling as the newlyweds were HORRIFIED at the white appliances, older tile in the bathroom and gosh forbid a living room that was only 14×14 for just the two of them – how could they survive? Full disclosure, I had a few “OMG GROSS” moments while house hunting but I think I kept a relatively open mind as to what I should be expecting in our modest price range. When we moved into our house back in May I kept thinking about how the cabinets in the kitchen *absolutely must go asap* or I’d die from some rare eye disease that only develops from looking at ugly kitchen cabinets.
Turns out I’m OK and have actually discussed renovating the kitchen in a few years when we can afford to do it right. The more I thought about these house hunting shows the more annoyed I became with them. Anyone in the position to buy a home should be really thankful! In some countries people don’t even have homes and some people are never able to afford having a place of their own. I don’t want to sound preachy – especially because I ranted a lot in my own “Property Virgins” posting – but I think when we decide to sell this house and look for a new one I’ll have an entirely different outlook on what’s ‘accpetable’ to me.