- 5 years ago
Sorry this has absolutely nothing to do with anything wedding related, I just need a sounding board.
Long story short, a longtime family friend passed a few weeks ago rather suddenly (he was older, but the way he went was the shocking part). In his funeral program, it was mentioned how close this neighbor was with my parents, another couple down the road, and how he had thought of all the kids (four of us, two apiece) like his granddaughters. It just so happened that my sister and I were listed first (by last name only), then the neighbor’s girls (also by last name only). Turns out this has made the other mother very upset that my sister and I were listed first in the program.
My reaction when my dad told me this was to say “Seriously? Of all the petty things to be mad about right now?” This was only brought up after I had seen the neighbors where I work at a store, and the wife completely ignored me, wouldn’t look at or speak to me, while I was checking them out. According to my dad, however, the wife has always seen it as some sort of competition who this elderly neighbor spent more time with, supposedly liked better, and so forth.
Anyway, I was telling a co-worker this tonight, the actual incident happened a couple of weeks ago, and his response was that I should apologize to her. Apologize for what? I had no part in any of the funeral planning so how should it now be my fault that my sister and I were listed first, when I’m guessing it went in alphabetical order?
Okay, I just needed to vent, and now I feel better. Feel free to respond if you want!