Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"I don't think I'm driving people nuts..." (Jinger)


"All my siblings, when they're interested in somebody...they can't think, they can't concentrate. Sometimes you just feel like breaking their phone."
-Josiah Duggar

During last night's episode of Counting On, Jana, John-David, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, and Jason Duggar continue their stay at Signet 3 Survival School. All the siblings, as well as the guides, notice that Jinger, who had just started courting Jeremy Vuolo at the time, is a bit preoccupied with her cellphone.


Photo/video courtesy TLC

38 comments:

  1. That was do cute! I'm happy for her. Any one deserves to be happy it's her. It's great to be in love. It's a great feeling.

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  2. If she's not driving her family nuts, she's driving us nuts! :P

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  3. Jana had commented once that she and Jinger were closer now that Jessa and Jill were married and moved out. I felt bad for Jana last night, as Jinger is now only focused on Jeremy. At least Jana has Joy but it is like an 8 year age difference there and she had served as a quasi mom to her when she was little and it has to be harder to transition to equals/friends. I hope Jana might have a friend outside the family she can confide in. Maybe her new business in the news will give her more girl friends/companions her own age. I'm rooting for her.

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  4. After her 2nd or 3rd call, Jeremy should have told her to knock it off. He's as much to blame as she is, if he encouraged it or made his own calls to her.

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  5. I love everything about your family. I love the family bond your family's share. Everybody has tough times, but we all seem to get though it. Jim Bob and Michelle have done a great job on parenting. I hope counting on lasts forever.

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  6. I found it kinda rude the way Jinger was acting, on her phone all the time. The guides were trying so hard and it seemed no one was even trying.

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  7. The poor guides were trying hard to make this a great experience for the duggars and they didn't seem to take it serious. Also when a guide is talking I find it rude to be on your phone all the time

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  8. Jinger seems to be very clingy. Just my opinion but little space for a couple hours without talking to your partner can do more good then harm

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  9. I do understand Jinger feeling like she will explode without that connection right now. I've seen it in my own kids as they were growing up.
    I also understand the reaction from her siblings. I'm just unsure if she is able to keep it in check. All the feelings are new,exciting and only hers.
    Reality will set in eventually and hopefully some guidance is necessary. I'm just surprised at Jeremy age he is behaving the same way. Being singled out for affection is a great feeling coming from a large family.

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  10. I know it's normal to be love struck with your first romance, but I found Jinger to be very rude in this episode. This was probably one of her last chances to do something like this with her siblings, and she wasted it by being preoccupied with the man she will be spending the rest of her life with. It made me very sad.

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    1. She straight up said she didn't want to go!!!!!

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  11. There was a post several months ago where one of the Duggars guys were in courtship with a girl from college....what happen

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    1. They respectfully broke up.
      I hope she is able to complete her education and has a great life.

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    2. There were probably a lot of differences in their upbringing and view points that affected their relationship.

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    3. No duggar boys were dating a women in college. Josiah was briefly courting a young seventeen year old named Marjorie but she ended it

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  12. Jinger was acting so rude,on her phone when the instructors were trying to speak to the family. Can't she put down her phone for one day

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    1. She didn't want to be there but was forced.

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  13. That's amore'! When you can't get enough of someone; so sweet (sigh)! Happens to the best of us, but is the kind of devotion Jesus desires of us (your First Love)! Rev 2:4

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  14. I have to agree - I know Jinger is in love but this episode made her look rude and selfish by spending all the time texting or talking about texting and whether there would be cell phone service. She needs to find a balance.

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  15. I thought so too. Remember when Jill was texting with Derrick a copy of text went to the parents and there was always someone there while they were video chatting....not with Jinger. Why?

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    1. Huh, you're right. I'd forgotten about that. I think it's just a case of parents getting more lax with each kid (not that these women are kids...), which happens in most families. I was definitely allowed to do things my older sister wasn't!

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  16. I would have enjoyed this enjoyable episode even more if the siblings had been more engaged and interested in what they were doing. Next time send the siblings who want to be there. Allow Jana (trooper through she may be), Jinger, and anyone else who isn't all in to stay home. If they are learning skills focus more on the skills, the process, rather than the siblings negative, unenthusiastic demeanor. If the producers are going to create interesting storylines for them, they should shoot for places and activities these young adults want to go to and activities they want to engage in. There has been so much negativity in their public life that seems to be hanging over them like a heavy blanket. If TLC is serious about keeping the show going, I think they should be more upbeat and positive. I can't believe these siblings never have fun together, never laugh... maybe too much of the show is framing their activities around interview snipets that explain their and frame the "reality" snipets. For example, we all know Jinger is madly in love, why harp on her less than enthusiast interest in survival experience. Too negative, why not focus on those who were enjoying the experience and tell that story. Sure acknowledge that Jinger doesn't really want to be there and having a little side interview with Jinger about that is great, but don't build the story line around it. Find the spark and build from there. Joy for example was all in, not self-conscious, but upbeat. Sometimes life is serious, but sometimes we get to play and enjoy life. There is a time and place for both. There was a subtle criticism of Jinger because she was more interested in what Jeremy was doing than learning survival skills. Jinger is a delightful girl, why frame her in a negative light?

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    1. Good point. I didn't think of it that way. Why did the producers use this to make Jinger, and all the kids, look bad. Was that intentional or did they think the viewers would think it was funny?

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  17. Would love to see Jinger come out with a public apology for her behavior and rudeness to these instructions. Her parents must be so embarassed. I bet the others were also asked to explain why they didn't reprimand her privately. It makes all of them look bad to laugh at how she was almost mocking the experience. But, if she didn't pay for it, and yet gets paid to be filmed, she probably doesn't care. Her mind is already on one year from now and being gone from these sorts of excursions.

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    1. Oh my goodness, make a mountain out of a mole hill! The girl's in love, give her a break. This "rude behavior" is way over-dramatized!

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    2. She owes nobody an apology and she was not rude. She said she didn't want to go. She was probably forced by her parents so they have no right to be embarrassed. There is also nothing wrong with looking forward to the future.

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    3. She was rude! Staying on the phone constantly while you're supposed to be doing something else or paying attention to someone else is the epitome of being rude!

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    4. The fact that they made a whole episode out of it is simply bad quality television, I don't see anything so shocking in her behavior and she certainly isn't a little child who need to be reprimanded.

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  18. I think this episode highlights how unready Jinger is for a serious relationship. I know that sounds rude and it's not meant to it's just she very much so acted like a 16 year old with her first boyfriend, not a grown woman in her 20's about to get married. This just highlights that she has none of her own interests aside from being attached to Jeremy at the hip. C'mon Jinger! You can be better.

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    1. I sadly have to agree. A part of it was probably that the people from TLC thought this would be a good storyline for the show (I don't think there's anything spontaneous or improvised anymore), so they emphatized it. But still, there was no reason for Jinger to be constantly on her phone.

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  19. Jinger was not rude! In the beginning of the episode she flat out said she didn't want to go. So she was obviously being forced. Taking a city girl type and forcing her to go in the woods is horrible. She was probably trying to distract herself from the fact.

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    1. It doesn't matter where you are or whether or not you want to be there. Being on the phone constantly is just plain rude. What if she pulled it out at church, if she got bored? Or pulled it out at a funeral, if she hadn't texted Jeremy for awhile? What's the difference? She was somewhere where she was supposed to be focused on something else, she was being filmed, and she's an adult. She sure didn't act like one, and it wasn't funny!

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  20. I am shocked that these comments about innocently love-struck Jinger's "rudeness" are allowed here, but when I recently commented about the other family's (B.) _son's_ rude behaviour, that comment was never posted. This dichotomy makes me very frustrate1d, and sad for the girls.

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  21. Get real people. When your in love, your focus is on that person you are in love with. I do not feel Jinger was rude in any way. The show clearly just showed her doing her best to stay in touch with her hubby-to-be. Love is a wonderful thing and yes your life changes as well as your focus when you are truly in love. This show is not sugar coated for all of you living in a fantasy world, it shows the Duggars how they live from day to day.....So please keep your negative remarks to yourself.

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    1. We are real people. Which is why we can clearly see that what Jinger did was extremely rude, and there is no excuse for it. If you're old enough to get married, you should be old enough to know what is rude public behavior and what is not. Girls in love get no breaks. If you give them breaks, that's how you get "bridezillas."

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    2. I don't think it's our place to judge whether or not she was rude, but it certainly demonstrates that she isn't mature enough yet. I would understand a goodnight call, but there's no reason to chat all the time... I mean, doesn't he have a job? Plus, really, it's good to be in love, but you're still two separate individuals, if you you can still live your life and do what you need to do separately from one another...

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  22. Oh my goodness. It the show TLC not Jinger.. She stated she had no intrest in going but went . so what do you except? TLC ?

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    1. TLC clearly knew they footage would make her look rude and immature (the eye rolling, the sibling comments) and yet they showed it. Strange.

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