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On The Real Housewives of New York Season 5, Episode 12: “All How You Spin It”, Aviva Drescher held a small charity event for One Step Ahead, her prosthetics foundation that raises money to give prosthetics to young children. She asked the five other Housewives to attend a SoulCycle class to show support. So where were Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan?

As soon as Carole Radziwill let Ramonja know that Aviva might be disappointed, they went into full-on excuse mode. Ramona claimed her face was so red that she “looked like a beet,” and was scaring her children. Sonja started explaining that her 17-year-old dog had lost control of his bladder, and she suddenly had to take him to the vet.

But over lunch at Ramona’s, as Sonja and Ramona continued piling on the excuses, Aviva eventually had to speak. And speak she did, yelling, “It’s not about me or my charity. It’s about the children who need legs!”

Still, Sonja didn’t seem to get it. When Aviva said, "Excuses are like assholes. Everybody has them," Sonja just became more defensive, and Ramona was very busy babying her, so the lunch became absurd. Aviva, soundly, reasoned that this was a learning experience, because now she would be more forward about what was important to her in the future.

As for Sonja? “The take-away from this is, she’s not a dog person.”

The Real Housewives of New York airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.  

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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