Posted by Nina on Oct 5, 2006
There is this 50 something year old woman that I run into almost every night.. lets call her “J”.. J is a woman who is married and running her own jewelery shop.. she seemingly has her life pieced together.. but when she is around the entire atmosphere of the room changes… its instantly like your back in high school and she is bullying and stepping on other people to try and make herself feel better. She acts juvenile on a daily basis.. well one night about a month ago, I told her to stop her shit and apologize to this poor girl she made cry! since then she has gone out of her way to underhand me. Someone old enough to be a GRANDMOTHER should have lived enough in their life to know you don’t treat people like that. PERIOD. ALL people deserve a certain amount of respect, they do not have to earn it.. you respect them because they have made it through life seemingly together and unscathed, the more you get to know them the more the respect builds or diminishes, simple.. This woman disrespects every one, constantly, and has no remorse about that.
She is no different than that girl in junior high that throws shit at the other kids who aren’t deemed ‘as cool’ as she THINKS she is… I hated watching that shit in high school and I hate watching it even more now as an adult happen to my other adult friends. Its pathetic. So, I could really be angry for her trying to get under my skin, but truth is, I feel sorry for her. If she hasn’t found satisfaction at 50-something, I am not sure I believe that she ever will. No matter how many blessings she may or may not have, it is never enough.
I have this friend who we will call “Z”.. Z has just been through a horrific surgery, and while she is over weight, she made the best she could do with the situation, and only managed to gain 7 pounds during the 3 month recovery.. Z tells me last night that J has gone out of her way to make her feel like she isn’t doing enough, isn’t working hard enough, and should be doing more… this makes Z upset, J knows it, and has the attitude like “whatever you know its true”. fuck that! since when is it ANY ONE ELSES business how much weight someone does or doesn’t lose?!
I think J needs a big dose of GROW UP pills, put on her big girl pants, and head to the corner for a lengthy time out.