First the update on this story, then my rant.
Rosie calls in sick to the factory and when Liam finds out, he calls Sally into the office for a chat. He explains the situation and Sally while concerned and still being the bootlick employee sends some signals to Liam that her daughter is completely off limits. Liam tells her that he hears her loud and clear and wants to know if he should apologize to Miss Rosie. Sally says no and that this is a time when a girl needs her mother most.
She sees Rosie in the café and sits down to have a heart to heart. Rosie is hurt, embarrassed and trying to deny the fact she fancies Liam. Sally tells her that she started work at 16 and she knows what it’s like. When Rosie repeats that she isn’t at all interested in young Mr. Conner, Sally seems pleased and all is well.
Uuuuuuuuuntil Maria walks in and lets Rosie have an earful about playing games. There’s some catty words between them and when Maria has the final word about how Liam wants a woman not a stupid little girl – Rosie’s humiliation rises again and she says, (and I think this is a teen anthem.), “Oh just shut up, all of you.” – and then storms out of the restaurant – the door slam was a bonus.
Later that day, John comes over the Websters to cancel his tutoring session with Sally in order to spend some time with Fizz. When he gets there he sees that Rosie is upset and asks her what’s wrong. They sit down on the couch and she pours out the story along with all her insecurities and general teenage angst.
John assures her that she isn’t hideous and that one day people will realize the absolutely gorgeous woman that she is.
Okay……teenage girl insecurity + older man ego boosting = propane + match = BOOM!
Rosie decides to kiss John, who initially backs away which causes her to apologize. He says that he didn’t say all that stuff to get that kind of reaction (bullshit)….but you know hell, if that’s what she wants….and the motherf****r KISSES HER!
They go in for full contact necking but are interrupted by Sally coming home and they quickly straighten their clothes and stand up so that John can explain he came by to cancel their tutorial.
Back at Fizz’s place, John lets himself in and takes a shower. When Fizz comes home we are all treated to a damp, slightly pudgy manboy who’s skin is the colour of oatmeal. He explains to Fizz that he’s taken the night off and assuring her that he isn’t interested in Sally he says, ‘That’s one woman you don’t have to worry about.’ (Her daughter on the other hand….).
So yeah, John is on the top of my superdy-duperdy creep list. I feel like he’s totally taken advantage of Rosie’s emotions and vulnerable state (that being a teenage girl). Being a teacher to teens, he totally knew he what he was doing – so he’s an even bigger ass. And the minute Kevin finds out, he’s going to beat your Pillsbury ass into the ground so that when the police come by to inspect all they’ll see is another oil stain in the garage that used to be you, because even if he is a good 10 years older than you, he’s well fit and looks like he’s actually been in a fight. When the beat down happens, I’ll be sitting on the back of my couch sloshing martinis with one hand and waving my other fist in a ‘whoop whoop’ action singing ‘Go Kevin, go Kevin…Woo! Woo!’, all the while encouraging my German Shepherd to also bark in a fury of ass whooping encouragement.
Oh, yeah, and you need to wax the back of your shoulders, Chewbacca. It’s called Veet, use it. (motherf****er.)
Jerry the Jackal
Jerry hasn’t bothered to contact his family about his incarcaration and Norris takes the time to hassle Eileen about Jerry’s waywardness. Eileen’s reaction was to make some gang signals over Norris’s head.
Jerry ends up calling Eileen to pass the message on to Jody to call him. The news is she needs to send money, lots and lots and lots of money to him so he can pay the fine get his ass (appropriately covered) back home.
Jody’s none to please because this comes at the same time that Roger has broken the news that she needs a new boiler.
Darryl is still disgusting.
In Which Glacia Keeps Singing That Toto Song About Africa
The Croppers are back for vaycay! Haley tells Becky that her and Roy are thinking about volunteering to build schools in Africa. Becky is a bit worried about what will happen with her if they leave, but Roy tells her that they’d like her to actually run the place while they’re gone…anyway, the whole idea is still in the ‘talking’ stages.
Roy then tells Becky that he feels really bad about the Christian thing and would like to go and talk to Christian to patch things up. And because, he adds, you Becky were the only one to keep your head during this whole fiasco, I want you to come with me.
In Other News
Sarah wants a church wedding…because a church is that much more special. Not special enough to go to on an even semi-regular basis, but special for her day when she needs a really pretty venue – cheap. Boy man, if I was the vicar in that parish….. Glacia puts away her ‘churchlady’.
Eileen buys David’s magazine for him as a thank-you for bringing our Todd home. She then pinches his cheeks and after when he’s gone, she smells her fingers and makes an ‘ew’ sound. I can’t even imagine what Darryl smells like.
Because of the work at the Kebob place replacing the boiler, Roger can take Janice out.
Dev gets into a discussion with the ex-husband’s club about the virtues of a younger woman over an older woman. (At least two of the ex’s preferring a woman who’s been around the block.) But really, they lost my attention the minute the term ‘older woman’ was married to the word ‘grateful’.
Between that scene and yet another Lolita storyline….it hasn’t been a banner episode. Word to Corrie writers, ‘Grow up.’.