It's hardly news to call Ted Mosby a whiney loser, a guy so pathologically unlikable you wonder how he managed to find and keep such awesome pals. But until last night, I had defended Ted, called him 'only annoying sometimes,' totally not Ross 2.0,' and insisted that being single in this couple-centric world is tough enough. But no more! Sorry, kids, but last night's 'Say Cheese' proved that website from ages past was right: Ted Mosby is a jerk.
Last night, he brought 'another dumb skank' none of his friends knew to Lily's intimate birthday dinner - and then he acted indignant that his friends were less than thrilled. I'm not sure why Lily's frustration was directed at the apparently dozens of women Ted's brought to group functions over the years - why are they the skanks, and not Ted? - but the point remains: It is unbearably obnoxious to bring strangers to small gatherings. Especially unannounced. When you are not the host. Whoa, all those years of reading Miss Manners have finally paid off for me!
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