(Closed) Pompous People

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 17
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Hired hall

There’s an old comedy programme in the UK called Keeping Up Appearances, if you can check out even one episode you should, because she sounds exactly like the main character, Mrs Bucket (example- the character insists her surname is pronounced Bouquet lol)

Post # 18
1987 posts
Buzzing bee

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@TheLawrenceBride:  I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think that old Hyacinth is actually nicer than the woman described in the OP!  LOL  (I love that show though!)

Post # 19
13946 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think how it’s phrased sounds pretty rough, but tone is everything.  She honestly may just be talking about her life and it’s coming out badly.

Bringing up budgets and comparing those, though, isn’t cool.

Post # 20
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Blech! Who are these people? I see him wearing loafers and her a brooch. Icky icky.

I feel like we should write a song about them…oh wait it has already been done.

Post # 21
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

lololol. She reminds me of one of my editors at work (a “peach” I’ve had the great misfortune of dealing with quite a bit this week). More about her later.

I think some people born into blue collar families way overdue it when they marry “up” – they think bragging incessantly about their fortunes makes them like everyone else in that social circle. One of the quickest ways to tell who was and wasn’t born into money, oddly enough, is that. She’s overcompensating big-time.

Editor at work was born into a very blue-collar family, worked here and there at a few smaller publications, married a guy with big $$$, has a place in New England, spends all of her time talking about Montreal and how “refined” it is there and how much culture it has. I too have to restrain the reflexive urge to throw up all over the place.

Makes it easier, though, when I realize how sad and pathetic it is that she has to pretend to be high and mighty compared to mere folk like me.

Post # 22
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ah ha ha ha! I’m so sorry, OP. It is hilarious to me that there really, truly are people like that living in this world.

Unlike her, it sounds like you and your DH have class. Bravo to you- you probably have more friends, anyways :).

Post # 23
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Omg I HATE people like this! She must be really miserable if she has to prove her worth to everyone.

Post # 24
2175 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you shoul let us help you write a completely ridiculous response letter that you and your husband send to her only, playing up all the fabulousness of your life… 

“This year, the megz06 family made the switch from store-brand to PREMIUM toliet paper!  We wish we had done so sooner– our bottoms are positively SWOON-WORTHY now that they are carefully wiped with Charmin’s finest.”

Post # 25
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@megz06:  OH MY GOSH FI’s has an aunt and uncle exactly like this!!!!!!!!!

I would literally think that they might be the same people, except I remember from your gender reveal video that you are from North Dakota, lol.

The wife (whose name, oddly enough, is Marian) is literally impossible to talk to. She just turns every single thing around back to their money! We were at a family get-together, and we were talking about how we had just backpacked Alaska (which is pretty darn cool in my opinion!!) and all she could talk about was their anniversary trip to Italy and the fancy sports car they rented and the shows they went to in Rome and the shopping they did, and the star/diamond/whatever Michelin restaurants they went to…. blargh.

And they’re so UNINFORMED it drives me crazy! One time the uncle was making a big fuss about the people in Barcelona were “pretending” they couldn’t understand his Spanish jsut to be difficult, because he was a tourist. I was like, “Well… they speak CATALAN there, so maybe that could have contributed to why they couldn’t understand your Spanish….” LOL.

Post # 26
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

“Devein my jumbo shrimp, peasant.”

I laughed and laughed and laughed!

What a miserable human!

Post # 27
1546 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

People like this are gross. I have an aunt like this too, though I’ve only met her maybe a dozen times in 30 years, they’re the black sheep of our close knit family. She always writes in her Xmas cards stuff like your DH’s great aunt, so when I send them our Xmas card I just sign our names, that’s it. If she ever does this to me inperson I’m just going to say “good for you”, maybe she will take the hint!

Post # 28
2557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Post # 29
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

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@Brielle:  the song is called not even the king, if you want to check it out 🙂

Post # 31
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

you should go the opposite route, do you volunteer? donate money to charity? medical mission trips?

if you do any of this, definitely throw in how you cant imagine spending all that money when people out there are starving and don’t have food/water/shelter.

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