March 25 2005

The Apprentice 3, Episode 10

Challange time was interesting this week. The teams were to put together an instructional demonstration for The Home Depot of something customers could build. Ok…not being handy myself, I could see where this would be a problem for some of the team members, but was it fascinating to see how it effected each team.

Net Worth – All the team members were gung-ho except for Erin, who was upfront from the get go that she had no clue how to do things like this. There was plenty of other things she could have done, but she seemed to think her lack of tool knowledge just excused her from the whole thing. The rest of the team was jazzed though about their project which was a movable Kitchen shelving unit.

Manga Corp – Craig was project manager, and while he was enthusastic, he seemed to have no easy way of communicating his thoughts to the rest of his team. And none of them were excited about his choice for the demonstration which was just a simple storage box.

So when it came to demonstration time, how did the teams do? Well Net Worth bungled everything about their demonstration. Assembled it incorrectly, didn’t involve the audience and took to long to do it.

Manga on the other hand, who were not hyped about their box project, got into it when they saw how excited the kids got about it. They wanted to be involved and do it with their parents. This in turn jazzed the team, and they performed much better in the actual crunch time.

Winners….Manga Corp. Even though the team was not excited at first, they had to admit Craid stayed true to his vision and it paid off. And HUGE kudos to Kendra for even saying the only person on the team who deserved the reward was Craig. Wow…a player who admits they screwed up. Good for you!

In the boardroom it was refreshing to see George and Carolyn bluntly told Trump that Angie, the project manager for Net Worth, did not deserve to be fired even though she made some poor choices. Wowzers…go lackeys!

So in the end, Trump bluntly told Angie her butt had been saved by the lackeys and it was down to the two she had brought back in with her…Erin, the slacker and Chris the hot-headed tobacco chewer. How do we know this about Chris? Well his team constantly reminds you he is a hot-head and Trump freaking obsesses constantly over the chewing. GET OVER IT TRUMP! Yes, it is disgusting, but there is more going on here. Like all your personal habits are wonderfil *coughhaircough*

In the end, Erin and her slacking ways went…no big loss…adios!

Oh, and on a side note, the Home Depot they went into at the end to announce the winner is on 23rd street in New York City. It used to be the building that housed Hasbro Toys NYC offices and Toy Fair showroom…..that hurt to watch. I loved that building, and have some really fond memories of that building. Oh well…time moves on.

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