Was My Neighbor Wrong Or Am I A Party Pooper?
Well, here’s one I’ll bet you’ve never heard before. One of my neighbors, Jennifer (not her real name) had a party for her 13-year-old daughter, who is friends with my daughter. She asked me if I would come help supervise and my husband, Joe and I agreed. We were helping out and everything seemed to be going great.
My husband and I had been inside, chatting with her ex-husband for maybe three minutes when she came in, pulled him aside, said something to him and then he immediately went outside. I asked her if everything was alright and this is how she responded: “This is OUR daughters party and he needs to be outside supervising and not in here having a private party with you okay?”
She was so snotty & rude so I left but Joe stayed and helped until it was over. To top if off, the following morning she texted, me accusing me of spreading a rumor that there was no supervision at the party. I mean really? Not to mention she served energy drinks to a bunch of 12/13 year olds?
Rene, how shall I respond to her? I have known this woman a few years and am convinced whatever I say won’t matter so should I even bother?
Stunned on Staten Island
Well SiS, you are right.. I’ve never run across this one. Let’s see.. where to start on this one.
Okay I think what happened is that this is really about your neighbor and her ex-husband and you just happened to be in the line of fire; the phrase “kill a fly with a cannon” comes to mind. The issue now is what to do about it, if anything. So here’s my advice.