Okay, I never said she went and complained to Tim. I'm perfectly aware Tim walked over and asked her what she thought. She's entitled to give her honest opinion, but here too, there's a way to express it. To my eyes, she really put his work down, in a very whiney way - as though choosing periwinkle was the most horrible, horrible thing he could have done. And he had only started working on the piece. Everyone of those designers would have been offended if someone spoke about their work like that, especially at that stage. Plus, that color was only for accents. Dod she bother to ask what he was going to do with it? Again - some serious communication problems.
As far as there never being any excuse for that kind of behavior, you or I have not seen the entire picture. We have only seen an edited version, and in the edited version it's all mean ole Jeffrey's fault. But there are things that just don't fit, so I'm unwilling to jump on the bandwagon and curse Jeffrey. Also, we don't know what Angela said to her Mom about Jeffrey that could have affected her view of him.
For the record, until I saw this epidsode, I didn't understand all the Angela hate. So that had absolutely no effect of my opinion of her mother.