Is it time to retire reality TV about the flashy super rich?
It was while watching an episode of one of my favorite guilty pleasures, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," that it really hit me. For the most part, I'd gotten used to watching these rich, self-indulgent women spend thousands of dollars on useless frippery. It was just a window into how the other half (or really, the other one percent) lives. But this time, watching Lisa Vanderpump and her daughter Pandora coo over $100 wedding invitations set my teeth on edge. They would be spending $15,000 on invitations, invitations destined to be momentarily admired, envied, and pitched into trash cans (recycling bins if we're lucky).