(Closed) Dealing with people you have no choice in socializing with (rant!*)

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re stuck on a bus with this person?

Bring a book, a Kindle, an iPod, hell, a snuggie and cover yourself up over your head!  You’re under no obligation to talk to anyone on the bus, so start acting like you’re so engrossed in whatever you’re reading/writing/looking at/listening to that you couldn’t possibly spare a moment for more than a friendly smile.

There is nothing you can say that will shut her down- she’s just a jerk.  Avoiding is key here.  Having something in your ears is clutch, so she can’t just talk at you.  Even if you’re not actually listening to anything, wear earbuds and when she tries to talk to you just point at them and pretend like you can’t hear.

Is it rude? Yeah kinda. Is it as rude as she is? Not nearly. 

If you do get roped into conversation, STOP talking about the wedding. Immediately.  You don’t owe her details, or anything for that matter.  If she asks about something, tell her “oh, yeah, well you know it’s crazy but it’s all getting done one step at a time. Have you read Girl With The Dragon Tattoo yet?”  Substitute the last sentence with any open-ended question that will direct the conversation to something neutral.

If Fiance asks why you’re rude to her, tell him you think she’s a jerk.  You’re entitled to not like some of his friends, and some of his friends’ SO’s.  It happens- not every personality will gel with every other personality.  Then just be civil but distant when you see her and don’t get snared into conversations if you can help it.

Post # 4
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@blinx:  Keep your life to yourself, let her talk. Or if you don’t like her bring a book or magazine with you and read.

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