The week past saw son at home as he had scheduled his leave to coincide with his father’s so we could vacation together. That done, he spent the remaining day of his leave at home.We were having breakfast together when he asked, “Di ka na nanonood ng TV?” I said no. He asked further, “kahit Unang Hirit?” I said not always, not all the time. Very rarely. Watching telenovelas online is more entertaining. I do watch Eat Bulaga if I want to relax while eating or if I’m done watching my Koreanovelas but after lunch, I turn off EB as well.
Now this brouhaha about Arnold Clavio’s semi-rudeness (per some) or complete rudeness to others. I failed to catch that although I did a portion of the interview. But I did watch the full interview online.
Wow, I cringed. I realized how rude I can be sometimes when the person I’m talking to on the phone (Citibank, Globe, etc.) could be exasperating. It was a wake up call to me – the way Arnold was challenging Villamor, the way he ended the interview. It gave me a sense of deja vu and it made me feel bad about having done the same to some person I was talking to over the phone who gave me unsatisfactory answers. I’ll try to be more patient in future though I’m not sure I will be a hundred percent successful because while the spirit is willing, the flesh can be weak.
AC can be arrogant/biting/caustic. Sometimes such attitude is called for, sometimes it appears to result from hubris merely. Re this latest incident I have ambivalent feelings. Well rude he certainly was, but did the lawyer deserve it? In truth and in fact, I couldn’t follow the interview because it kept going round in circles or seemed like a tennis match at the very least. Perhaps that was why AC’s hackles were up, the interview was going nowhere. Perhaps had Winnie Monsod been the interviewer, she’d have said the same things but in not as rude a tone?
Like Wally Bayola, will AC take a leave of absence? Will he be suspended?
Doubt it. This morning, I started watching UH at around 6 a.m. I waited and waited for the interview to be talked about. AN hour later, still nothing. So I turned off the TV. But I did note how amiable AC was, cracking light jokes about anything and everything except for yesterday’s incident. He even interviewed TomDen – a clear departure from his usual role in UH, showbiz not being his metier in the show, though in TOnight with AC he does interview showbiz personalities.
Tomorrow he might issue a statement in UH about the interview – if I read an announcement in GMA’s FB status earlier today to that effect. Will I watch it?
AC”s now infamous interview with Atty Villamor follows:
Listened to the interview a third time. AC was clearly out of line in my opinion.
And in a gesture of tit for tat, Vice Ganda spoofed AC who had chided VG months back for making fun of Jessica Soho. Check this out.
Update: click this link to view AC’s succinct/terse apology.