Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Social Disgrace

Approximately 6 months after we moved into our home a young couple moved in next door. I was excited because they looked like my age. Especially the woman - and the guy introduced himself immediately.

I thought - YAY - I'll get to have a friend next door like I always wanted. Someone who'd have kids at the same time I did and we could take turns carpooling.

I noticed after about the first month that the woman wanted nothing to do with me. The guy, who's name is Dave, told us that she was pregnant, so I thought maybe it was just a pregnancy thing. After she had the baby - I thought SURELY she would want to be my fast friend.

But alas - no.

She would hurry from her car to the house juggling the baby carrier. They were not married - I knew that much. Dave would be so sweet and would inquire about our house renovations. I even invited him in once to take a look at our progress.

I brought over raspberry crisps and cupcakes thinking that I could woo her into being friends with me with my superior baked goods. Still - she would not talk to me.

Then all of a sudden out of the blue she tried to talk to me a few weeks ago. I was delighted, until she told me she was moving out at the beginning of June. How could she try to be my friend now that she was leaving?? It just didn't make sense.

So the other day I was leaving for work and saw Dave. I said "so I hear you're going to be a single man?" to which he replied in a sarcastic tone, "Yea, watch out." Then I offered babysitting services or dinner if he ever needed anything.

Much to my delight they invited us over to sit on the porch tonight. So I went over - Mr.M had already been there about an hour and seemed to be having a nice time. She was so talkative and chatty. I even thought that maybe she had decided not to move out since they seemed so amicable.

So I told her of the story of how I was giving Dave a ribbing the other morning about being the single guy. I told her his response and she laughed and so did I. Cause it was SARCASTIC.

Then we showed them our renovated kitchen and our house. We went back to there porch and she was noticeable quieter but I thought nothing of it.

All of a sudden she lashes out at Dave, "what do you expect me to do right now, just ast embarrassed and pretend that you didn't say what you said" she hissed.

He was obviously taken aback - as we all were and said "what?"

SHe then went into this raving ranting fit of how he's been sleeping around on her since they got pregnant and that he's been bragging about being single since she said she was moving out. Nearly screaming at him right in front of us and the lady next door. I tried to stammer out a response, "oh I'm sure he didn't mean it that way..." but she wasn't having it. AND she was wasted. It was the first time I had realized she had too much to drink.

He just kept saying "I don't know what you're talking about."

She screamed one last retort before leaving us all in stunned silence.

To which I said, "well then... we better be going."

HOLY SHIT PEOPLE - is this the way people act??? Adults?!? I am so utterly mortified by the whole experience. My guts hurt. Did I cause this argument? Did I say something I shouldn't have? They seemed so amicable and he really was sarcastic when he said the whole "watch out" thing.

I feel just awful.


At 3:44 PM, Blogger JenniA said...

NO! It is a good thing she is leaving...DANG--that just solidified the whole reason for her leaving. Anyway, he probably thought it was funny. MR. M is he your soon to be Fiance??? Watch out - he might think you like him. I find it funny every guy I talk to politely (even though I discuss my hubby) thinks I want to screw em. She is a big A.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger kimmykins13 said...

Yours is the first blog I have ever read and I find it totally captivating. I found your link by happenstance when I was typed "I Am Woman" into the MSN search engine. A friend and I had heard it was Katie Couric's motto song as she said on the Today show. It's more from my Mom's era and we didn't know who sang it or when. Your link came up when I typed this in. Yesterday and today was slow at work so I began reading all your archives. We got off early at work for the nice 3 1/2 day Holiday and I went home to continue to read. I find what you have to say intriguing and interesting. I will continue to read. I may have a constructive comment from time to time. Good Luck to you with Mr. M.

At 5:34 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Since I can't get your email address - I'll have to thank you here.

Your comment was very sweet.

Take Care,


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