CNBC's Erin Burnett gave an interview in Men's Health magazine entitled "8 Ways To Impress Me" which is breathtaking in its vapidity. I thought it would be enlightening to contrast her comments with those of someone who actually matters. Keep in mind, these are Burnett's actual comments. You can't make this up.
Burnett: "Any guy who can plan a trip to an exotic locale, such as Mongolia, Mozambique, or Papua New Guinea, would impress me." Mother Teresa: "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
Burnett: "Family is important to me, so round-trip business-class tickets to Australia and New Zealand for my parents would earn you big points in my book." Mother Teresa: " There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste."
Burnett: "Hiring a personal chef to prepare meals for the few nights a week I am home would be unforgettable." Mother Teresa: " It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Burnett: "A man who recognizes the importance of my time with the girls is a keeper. A long weekend spa getaway for my sisters and me would be perfection." Mother Teresa: "Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary."
Burnett: "Finding an exercise bike at my door would be great for rainy days when my Raleigh M80 mountain bike and I are stuck indoors." Mother Teresa: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
I could go on, but that would be too easy. Fraulein Burnett might want to keep one other Mother Teresa quote in mind as she searches for Mr. Goodbike, because in her case it may prove prophetic: "Loneliness is the most terrible poverty."