Welcome to my Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in my Living Room. A small space in the week where I can have a chunter about things that have made me twitch with annoyance or made me question if the world has gone mad or not….
I also linked up with MummyBarrow for her Ranty Friday. You can find her blog and link up if you’d like to join in. A good rant can be therapeutic. Click on the link at the end to join in!
So, there is a Mum, of a child, in the class above Big Girl’s at school, who I have “known” since Big Girl was at nursery, her son is slightly older. She knows who I am, and we see each other almost every day at school, at least twice a day. She has NEVER said so much as a hello, or even acknowledged my presence, despite my being polite, saying hello, if I see her, or pass her when we are out and about. She got on our bus, today, on the way home. Big Girl pointed her and the children out, “look Mum, there’s x and y from school” and said hello. I politley said “Hi, how’s the school holiday going?” to her, and she literally looked me up and down, like I had a contagious disease, and totally blanked me. We had to then get off at the same bus stop, and walk part of the way to our house, along the same road, with our children, with her totally ignoring me, and me feeling like some sort of nasty insect, that had offended her in some way. She speaks English, she is from the UK, so it is not a language barrier, making her feel unable to communicate and making things awkward, and she always acknowledges and speaks to others. In fact, if there are a group of us, outside the gate, she will make a point of speaking to everyone, but me. I have NO idea what i have done or said, to offend her, we never really chatted properly, when our children were in the same nursery, but for the past 3 years, she has made me feel I have done something, that makes the concept of speaking to me, even just to say hello for her, so painful and unpleasant. I had to give myself a good shake, when I got home, and deal with a mild anxiety attack, at being snubbed, for no reason that I can work out. I assume something about me makes her feel very uncomfortable, but I am not sure what. I am 37 years old, I need to get over this, and let it go. I doubt that I will ever figure out what the problem is. I do feel she is a bit rude, though, to be honest. I will stop trying to be polite and say hello. Life is too short. I hate that someone feels this way about me, but, what can I do?
Thats my somewhat pity party like rant, for this week. Normal service will resume next week!