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WIBU? Smartarse comment

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scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 15:02:54

have had alot of ailments and things wrong with me this year. numerous procedures, surgery, appointments and of course time off work. i try keep it to a minimum but there are times i am not well for work so i have doctors certs.

friend of dp always has a dig ... "off work today then", "oh you have a great job", "wasting tax payers money" blah blah blah.

anyways it came to a head last week. he sauntered in and when he saw I was home said "on holidays again eh?" and a big laugh. I basically told him when he pays my wages he can have an input but since i pay his "wages" through social welfare and I say nothing about him sitting on his arse all day that he better keep his comments to himself.

wibu? i personally hate the "i pay your wages" line but he was really starting to grate on me.

aldiwhore Mon 15-Oct-12 15:22:03


I have the opposite problem though it's the same, my friend has a super high flying job (respect where it's due) and whatever I say she spins it into a put down about how easy I have it. FUCKSAKE! (excuse expletives)

It's very hard to retaliate without sounding like a needy lazy martyr... ignore or simply call him a knob.

YWDNBU - and well done for speaking up like that!

thanks - flowers to wish you better soon!

HappyTurquoise Mon 15-Oct-12 15:25:55

Ywnbu. Wish I could come out with intelligent things like that when needed!

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 15:26:04

thanks dont feel so bad now. and would never throw it in someone's face being on social welfare. but he was really starting to bug me felt i had to explain myself or show HIM my doctors cert. grrrrrrr!!

valiumredhead Mon 15-Oct-12 15:28:11

'Fuck off you insensitive twat' would work well!

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 15:29:08

ah wouldnt have the balls for that valium. was shaking when he left asking dp should i apologise. glad i didnt.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 15-Oct-12 15:32:11

i probably would have said something like "it's sad that you feel you need to do this" or "do you ever ask yourself why you do this?" and then a sympathetic head tilt and walked away.

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 15:35:29

oh Being that would go over his head. he wouldnt get that kind of comment. i am lucky to have a job in these times, lucky that they are so good with appointments but i do have to provide proof and i pay every time to get a cert and actually costs more than if i worked. but hate that i feel i have to explain myself.

starting off as a joke, then more jokes, then more digs and jokes... just had enough.

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 15:36:45

think is have heard inlaws make similar comments at times (great job, are you ever in work, god i'd be fired long ago).

BeingBooyhoo Mon 15-Oct-12 15:38:45

hmm, that is hard to deal with. what about something like "you can have my job if you take my illness too"?

CrikeyOHare Mon 15-Oct-12 15:59:42

Goodness me! Well done you!

I am always unable to come up with swift & witty ripostes - so...R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Scuzy grin

PedanticPanda Mon 15-Oct-12 16:04:28

What did he say in return?

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 16:04:39

thanks Crikey. believe me i said it in me head enough times!

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 16:05:46

Pedantic he laughed and went "on the rags are we" and carried on helping himself to tea and biscuits. he is a pig.

PedanticPanda Mon 15-Oct-12 16:13:02

hmm twat!

BupcakesAndHaunting Mon 15-Oct-12 16:13:38

shock On the rags? angry

Why are you allowing this prick to saunter into your house, disrespect you AND purge you of your food?! I would ban him from the house until he learn some manners.

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 16:20:53

thankfully i dont normally see him but he is a friend of dps. we do normally have banter and give and get slagging but he was getting to me on this one.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 15-Oct-12 16:35:19

i dont live with a partner but even if i did i couldn't imagine being expected to tolerate someone like that in my own home. doesn't your DP call him on his behaviour when he speaks like this? what dfoes your DP do/say when he does it? how close a friend is he to this pig?

CuriousMama Mon 15-Oct-12 16:38:53

shock @ on the rags!!! He should not be allowed in your home angry Is dp so desperate for friends? My dp would have told him to sling his hook.

scuzy Mon 15-Oct-12 16:39:19

its more of a work friend. he does a few jobs here and there for dp is handy with electrics. not that buddy buddy. i normally kind of get on with him. dp said nothing didnt expect him to though he did say "fair play to ye" and laughed when he left.

TheProvincialLady Mon 15-Oct-12 16:40:07

He would either stop speaking to me like that or not enter my house again. I am 100% serious.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Mon 15-Oct-12 16:43:43

I though this was a thread about me <disappointed face>

Seriously, though - he's no friend of yours. And your DP should have said something too.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 15-Oct-12 16:49:06

I just dont understand having him in the house. does your DP really need this person to do those jobs for him? if this 'friend' suddenly moved to asutralia your DP would either have to do the jobs himself or get someone else in to do it. i'd rather pay a tradesman to come in than have that arsehole in my house and have to bite my tongue and share sideways glances with my partner. i mean, it's YOUR home, you get to say who gets in and how you get treated in it! why do you both allow this?

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