Sunday, June 10, 2018

One way street

Nathan and I spent the day hanging out with one of his friends who is visiting from interstate with her young son, who we adore.

Some friendships are very one sided. This is a prime example.

The entire day's conversation was all about her (and her wonderful new boyfriend). Nathan paid for brunch (she didn't even offer). In the afternoon, the friend asked us to take her son to our place because she needed to have a nap. Tonight, Nathan and I were both surprised when the friend and her son walked straight out of the restaurant after we finished dinner. The expectation was that we would pay for their meal, which we did (again). There was not even a 'thank you'.

And now Nathan has gone to the hotel to baby sit the son while the friend attends an industry event.

How bloody stupid are we?


Andrew said...

I don't normally swear in writing or verbally, but as you describe, is total shit. You did what you had to do for your partner and kept your mouth shut, but you need to call it in the future. In fact even now make a point of some contact about what she did when she visited. If you are to be used, there has to be something in it for you.

Adaptive Radiation said...

I've never met anyone so selfish. Nathan and I have chatted about his friend numerous times. Apparently, the entire family is like that, and the parents used to make the kids pay their own way (including charging them for cans of drink from the family fridge!). Interestingly, the friend was complaining about her own mum but clearly fails to see the same qualities in herself. We went out for dinner again last night. Nathan made a point that we split the bill.