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To wonder if my friend is completely taking the piss?

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Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:20:05

Went out for the day today with my friend, her child and my 3DC.

We came back to my house where I cooked a meal for everyone.

While we were waiting for the meal to cook the kids (all teenage) occupied themselves while my friend and I had a glass of wine.

She then asked if she could watch Neighbours - her "guilty pleasure". She knows I never watch any soaps. I said yea okay if you must.

While she did that I made a fire as she complained she was cold, and continued with dinner.

After Neighbours she watched Home and Away while I joked about turning it off, and said why do you want the TV on.

Two of my DC's came in after that and sat down and turned it over to friends, which she complained about massively. I then sent a couple of texts to my partner who is supposed to be on patrol with the RN but has been delayed, saw him for 2 days this week after 5 weeks apart and he is supposed to have gone away for 15 weeks with no contact and now will be next week. She complained constantly about wanting to watch Corrie as "I was in my phone".

She left later and I text her to see if she got home safe she replied "yes thanks, you were some what preoccupied but always here for you".


How do I respond?

Jemma1111 Fri 29-Mar-13 22:23:38

You could say that the next time she visits you will have some grapes in and will sit peeling them for her

GreenJeans Fri 29-Mar-13 22:24:12

I wouldn't reply at all....

PenguinBear Fri 29-Mar-13 22:24:31

I'd say just ignore it!

weblette Fri 29-Mar-13 22:25:03

Personally I'd be telling her to just fuck off but you're obviously nicer than me...

gallifrey Fri 29-Mar-13 22:26:53

My friend came round the other day and spent most of the time on her bloody iphone!
I was so tempted to say something like "am I boring you?" but I didn't because I'm not brave enough...

GreenJeans Fri 29-Mar-13 22:29:32

I stopped meeting up with a friend as she spent the whole of each meeting either playing on her phone, talking on her phone, or talking about herself.

aldiwhore Fri 29-Mar-13 22:30:00

You're probably both NBU and BU.

You had a whole day together, you should have both known when to say goodbye (before tea/programmes/need to text people).

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:32:04

I texted my partner a couple of times. After tomorrow I won't be able to text/speak with him until July.

pigletpower Fri 29-Mar-13 22:33:05

Text her that she was too preoccupied being a cunt to notice anything you did for her!!!

Bluelightsandsirens Fri 29-Mar-13 22:37:02

A simple Really? Would be all I sent back.

Does she not have sky + ? Any worthy tele addict records everything incase they need to miss it!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 29-Mar-13 22:37:02

I would probably reply, I am surprised you noticed. Did you glance over at me between soaps?

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:38:21

Yes she told me mid Home and Away she had it all Sky Plussed anyway confused

AgentZigzag Fri 29-Mar-13 22:38:57

There are some friendships where you just act as though you were in your own home, and in that light it'd be good she felt so comfortable and knows you so well she thought she had telly voting rights as to what's on.

But her having a dig at you about you not paying her enough attention when she was glued to the box is a bit bloody rich!

If you get on with her normally and she's either not prone to being like this or you've accepted it as an annoying, but small, part of her, I agree you should ignore.

If your DH is off for a while you might need all the support you can get?

AgentZigzag Fri 29-Mar-13 22:40:54

Hahahaha No! don't do what piglet suggested grin

It's a crying shame to waste such a good text though grin

bugdem Fri 29-Mar-13 22:41:44

Gossip, I would be careful what you are saying about when boats are deploying and being delayed. Loose lips sink ships and all that.

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:42:06

Yes you are right Az. sad

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:44:24

Oh thanks bugden that hadn't crossed my tiny mind hmm

babanouche Fri 29-Mar-13 22:46:31

Could it be that you were preoccupied making the dinner? Maybe she felt a bit out on a limb. I agree she sounds a bit off. Just offering a different perspective.

bugdem Fri 29-Mar-13 22:46:47

It wasn't a dig, when you are in the lifestyle it's easy to talk about it and mention stuff without realising, have done it myself in the past. confused

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:48:38

Well I never do. I am not in the lifestyle. I don't know anything to mention anything.

AgentZigzag Fri 29-Mar-13 22:49:57

Although it's never better to have a friend who makes you feel like shite than no friend at all.

It depends on how much of the time she's like that.

And people are always pointing out negative things they see in other people when you know full well they're the worst for doing it themselves!

They just can't seem to see it in themselves for some reason.

bugdem Fri 29-Mar-13 22:50:05

Well you just did mention that the boat was delayed and that it's sailing tomorrow. That's exactly the sort of info you don't share.

Gossipmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 22:56:07

Where is the boat going from? What is the name of the boat?

Where is it going to?

AgentZigzag Fri 29-Mar-13 22:56:29

It'd be a very sad spy who had to resort to MN to get details of what the RN are up to bugdem grin

You'd hope they'd be gunning for something a bit more definite and helpful than sketchy details which could have been changed.

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