To Win At Any Cost?

Hello again world what’s shaken? (ladies care to show me if you’re not the verbal type. LOL jk =P).  Today’s entry is focussed around a theme that I take very seriously. Before I dive into the post I want everyone to understand this is my opinion, and I understand (and respect) that others may disagree with me. That’s totally cool.

I’ve been watching a show that’s piqued my interest so far called Master Chef. In case you’re not familiar with the show it’s about a group of amateur cooks that are selected by three, distinct judges to compete in this cooking competition. The cooks battle to the death using frying pans and rolling pins as their weaponry, and the last cook standing is declared the Master Chef all throughout Nottingham and wins the love of Princess Fillet. If you believed the last part well….I feel sorry for you lol. Seriously though it’s a cool show and I recommend you check it out, especially if you like food and cooking like I do 🙂

What has me so interested in this season of the show you ask? (besides food). One of the contestants is a blind girl named Christine. Not to sound judgemental or come across as an ass, but my first thought was “What is a blind girl doing on a cooking show?” I have to admit, she has blown my mind with what she is capable of despite her visual limitation. She is truly a source of inspiration and has now changed that initial thought to “How is a blind girl whooping some serious ass on a cooking show?” protagonist of Allucaneat Kingdom? Check!

Now for our antagonist, Ryan. Here is where my opinion really comes into play and once again if you disagree with me I understand and respect that. I even encourage you to share your thoughts/opinions on the issue as well. On the episode I watched, Ryan won the last challenge (curse you Gods of Gorgonzola!) and was allowed to pick who gets to work with canned crab and who gets to work with LIVE crab (watch out for that pinch attack!). Ryan strategically (and diabolically) planned who got to work with what in order to fuel his own agenda. The judges pulled out Christine’s name and he even admitted she was a strong contender and wanted her out because it threatened his chance at winning. The judges looked at him with curiosity. He then chose the live crab for her. As one of the other contestants put it “What kind of asshole gives a blind girl a live crab? That’s just wrong!” perfectly illustrates my feelings towards the choice. I was upset (no I was fucking pissed) at his decision. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s a competition and everyone is doing what they can to win, but I’ve always believed that an honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory. And giving a live crab to a blind girl, even if she may be a strong contender, is dishonorable in my opinion.

Giving the live crab to Christine is just the tip of the iceberg! In addition to winning the previous challenge, Ryan got to stand in the “safe zone” and watch the other cooks perform without having to do the next challenge himself. He was watching Christine struggle with the live crab and smirked. It was honestly VERY difficult for her to work with but her determination was sharper than the crab’s pincers. The judges even discussed amongst themselves how impressed they were with her tenacity. However, Christine ended up getting a gash on her finger from the crab after it got hold of it. The medic had to be called and promptly patched her up. Ryan was watching from the safe zone laughing.


THE ASSHOLE WAS LAUGHING AT HER! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! You dishonorable prick! First you give her a live crab now you’re laughing at her injury!? I wanted to rearrange his face. However, in the end Christine still came up on top with her dish! It was at this moment I had a look of amazement unlike any other moment. My jaw was dropped to the floor in astonishment. How…what..where!? How did this girl, who was blind, whoop everyone’s ass in making a dish that involved LIVE CRAB!? My mind was blown away into fragments of disbelief. And where was Ryan throughout all this you may ask? Hanging his head low while that cocky grin sagged into a frown of embarrassment and disappointment, as the judges looked at him and exclaimed “Your plan really fucked up didn’t it Ryan?” A smile of joy over took my face.

I’m immensely happy now that Ryan is eliminated (due to the lava cake challenge of DOOM from yesterday’s episode). Though I will admit one thing. At least Ryan went out honorably, by giving up his apron, when Chef Ramsay said he’ll let the competitor who deserves to leave approach on their own accord. The moral of the story? Karma’s a bitch and a honorable defeat is better than a dishonorable victory. Conduct your lives with integrity, honor, faith, and understanding my fellow readers. Rise above a standard far greater than what society deems “acceptable”. A standard once held in high regard yet sadly diminishing. But never, truly forgotten. For without these humanity will truly be lost.


One comment

  1. XSquareStickIt

    This begs the question of “is the show scripted?” After all, not everything on TV can nor should be believed and taken as is. Because in real life, people who want to win by any means necessary usually do. And society only looks at the successes you’ve achieved in your life, not how you accomplished it. For example, employers may look at your diploma and think you’re an amazing candidate for a job, but at the same time, they don’t really question HOW you got the good grades. Did you cheat in school? Were you a bully? And quite frankly, who’s to say?

    I just find the story of this Christine vs Ryan very hard to believe, especially when there are other contestants around competing as well. But I guess I’m just being a cynical bastard at this point.

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