Thursday, July 29, 2010

did you seriously just say that? really?

we ran into a friend of pooldad's today.
she is the ex-wife of his best friend.
his best friend was the guy he was living with when i met him.
he had separated from her and moved in with pooldad before he and i ever met.

got all that? goodie.

so, this friend? - let's call her marge- recognized pooldad from a distance and came over to say hi.

she more than said hi.

oh - side note - pooldad is 54 years old. marge is 50. their friendship was over 30 years ago. and when i say friendship that is exactly what it was - she was always the best friend's girl until he left her.

okay....just to set a little more background. - we haven't seen marge for over 14 years.

today ... in the course of one of the most torturous 30 minutes of small talk i have ever endured i actually heard this woman say to my almost 13 year old daughter:

"oh you don't know me but your father and i used to do all those things that your parents warn you not to do." wink::wink::nudge::nudge

to say wallene looked like a deer in headlights would not be exaggerating. she has been raised to be polite and respectful of adults - but i thought the poor kid was going to choke on a french fry while imagining her mother smacking marge unconciousness with her cane. she couldn't figure out who to look to - me? pooldad? marge? god?

the child was sucking air at that point.

to be honest? i could [almost] handle marge saying "so, pooldad's grandma, she dead yet?" [i replied "no, she is 98 and just fine." tyvm.] and that was just an early question before i realized how drunk she was...but....then we got her query of: "yeah, heard pooldad's ex wife died...what's up with that?" [losing my patience a bit i answered: "you already know all the details marge, why, exactly, are you asking?"] i could even tolerate her hanging off of pooldad like a clinging vine for a half an hour.


i really do have a cane and i will absolutely use it.

upside your head.*

[*thank you amy. seemed more appropriate than what i originally wrote. hee]


Amy said...

So wrong!

And...30 minutes of small talk. That sounds VERY painful!

You're a good person. I WOULD have smacked her upside her head!

TinaM said...

Oh my goodness! What is wrong with people!?!?!?
I also think I would have lost control and done something violent to her... but I might have just been to stunned!!!
Good job controlling yourself, that is one hot mess you and your cane DO NOT need to be going to jail for!!!!

DARN, I missed what you originally said :(

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

The fact that she was drunk says it all. God, people are stupid. Your kids are so cool, though, the incident was probably more powerful as an example of what to do when faced with an A-hole. You set a very nice example, Skippy.

Jeannie said...

I hate to say it but, put a couple drinks in me and I would totally be Marge. But I would be laughing like a hyena thinking I'm clever.

I'm not supposed to admit that right?

Likely, I would not have been asking about people who may or may not be dead and I wouldn't have hung around for half an hour. First pause and I'd have been out of there.

Marni said...

Holy smokes... what a class act! She was lucky she didn't have to leave with bruises. Man.

RVVagabond said...

You are a class act. Marge isn't. 'nuff said.

It's just too bad that Wallene was exposed to that crap. At least she got a terrific lesson in how to deal with an obnoxious drunk in a polite manner.

Some people suck.

word vert: jutime. It's a good thing you didn't hit Marge with your cane, you might have gotten jutime.

Celia said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know that I would have kept my composure like you did. What a crazy lady.

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Okay, so I missed the original post? Damn. And I am more than proud of you...I'm nominating you for sainthood. Saint Skippy of the great mommy, patient wife and damn good friend sisterhood. We'll just call you Sister Patience from now on. Judas Priest, people especially drunk ones, obnoxious ones, and ones with no good sense suck....that would be all the idiots and a holes piled together huh?
See what happens when I nap alot, I miss out on the good stuff.
vert word is aftsaner. You're gonna hafta ride in the back of the boat with the other aftsaners.

christopher said...

lol you called her a big hot mess. you are officially my hero. i was going to say you were my hero for putting up with her and not smacking her upside the head with your cane.

but then i got to the hot mess part. i can't believe you called her a hot mess. isn't that something "the kids" say? but then you have kids, so maybe that's where you get it from.

either way, you rock. :)