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Rude woman or just me?

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zodiackelly Thu 10-Mar-16 19:01:45

Hi all! Need your opinions.

So I just got back from tonight's yoga class and feel a little odd with the encounter that I just had. Well I got chatting to another woman who had just joined, as she was talking I glanced out the window for a moment and noticed the moon and I out of the blue mentioned how pretty it looked & how it affects my behaviour - no I'm not crazy haha, please mention if this happens to you too!

Anyway she proceeded to snicker at what I had just said and found a way to excuse herself as if I had just said the world's craziest thing or killed her cat or something?? Am I wrong for thinking she was really rude to laugh and excuse herself? I don't know if I want to go back to my class anymore which is a real shame because I really enjoyed going until this woman joined.

RoseDeWittBukater Thu 10-Mar-16 19:04:01

Wait, you interrupted someone you'd just met to tell them the moon was pretty and made you behave differently?
YABU and v weird.

dudsville Thu 10-Mar-16 19:04:14

Whatever get intention was or wasn't brush it off. It's of no significance unless you give it some.

Littleallovertheshop Thu 10-Mar-16 19:04:18

I'd have laughed too although I'm sure someone will come along with a scientific reason for it. Keep going, who cares what anyone thinks?

Arfarfanarf Thu 10-Mar-16 19:04:23

Yes it was rude. She should have been more tactful. Dont let it bother you.

ArgyMargy Thu 10-Mar-16 19:04:30

Yeah bit odd really. You're over-thinking it though. She'll have forgotten about it before she got home.

Oysterbabe Thu 10-Mar-16 19:05:02

I guess she's not as good at hiding her feelings about hippy bollocks as most people.
It really shouldn't stop you going.

BillSykesDog Thu 10-Mar-16 19:05:36

Yeah, if someone at a yoga class said that to me I may well have struggled to keep a straight face too.

CaptainCrunch Thu 10-Mar-16 19:05:56

Bit of an over reaction much. Do you normally take things so seriously and personally? She was probably embarrassed at you telling her something quite odd and personal.

bornwithaplasticspoon Thu 10-Mar-16 19:06:05

You interrupted her though? It sounds like she thought you were rude.

CaptainCrunch Thu 10-Mar-16 19:07:01

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Arfarfanarf Thu 10-Mar-16 19:07:14

Oh. I missed the bit where you interrupted her while she was talking.
Really, you cant be rude and complain about rude.
She still should not have laughed at you though.
Perhaps it was a surprised reaction.

MymbleMother Thu 10-Mar-16 19:07:23

"how it affects my behaviour"

Can you elaborate on this, and did you do so in the conversation?

MymbleMother Thu 10-Mar-16 19:08:09

I just thought...were you howling in the course of this conversation?

ilovesooty Thu 10-Mar-16 19:08:19

Just you I think.

CaptainCrunch Thu 10-Mar-16 19:08:31

Just realised that you interrupted her to deliver this dull "fact", you're the rude one.

SilkObsidian Thu 10-Mar-16 19:09:49

She was rude, petty and rather nasty. Please don't feel upset. Even if your comment made no sense to her, she could have smiled and nodded or agreed the moon looked pretty or changed the subject. No need to snub you.

I'm not sure if the moon influences my behaviour or not as I rarely notice it, but friends have said the full moon makes them excitable or worsens insomnia. I'm sure it affects crime rates too, I remember reading an article.

You will always come across a few people who snub you or try to make you feel silly. They are best ignored!

ridemesideways Thu 10-Mar-16 19:09:51

Give it no headspace. What other people think of you is none of your business.

Chocolatteaddict1 Thu 10-Mar-16 19:11:05

i know somebody that does this and it really fucking annoys me. It's outrageously rude.

I avoid that person now - maybe they will avoid you too

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Mar-16 19:18:03


zodiackelly Thu 10-Mar-16 19:18:16

Sorry guys, I should have been more clear.

I didn't interrupt her, she had finished speaking and then I mentioned it! And yes, I'm very much a believer in the lunar effect, I'm definitely one with my thoughts during a full moon, and then sometimes I feel a little more erratic and over the place.

Thanks a lot Silk for not jumping to conclusions and making me feel a bit better about the situation, much appreciated. I'm still not sure if she's the kinda person I want to surround myself with though. I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Mar-16 19:19:58

I'm still not sure if she's the kinda person I want to surround myself with though.

She may feel the same about you.

TheIncredibleBookEatingManchot Thu 10-Mar-16 19:22:25

If someone randomly pointed out the moon to me and said it affected their behaviour I would think they were attempting to make a joke, so I would laugh. Then when I realised they were being serious I would feel awkward and excuse myself because I would feel like an idiot for misinterpreting them.

She probably didn't mean to be rude, just didn't know what to say.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Thu 10-Mar-16 19:23:24

It does sound rude to just laugh outright at you, but it's also pretty rude to interrupt someone to change the subject entirely, especially when your chosen new subject is, well, you.
So I think you were rude first.

But don't let her reaction stop you going to your class is you enjoy it.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Thu 10-Mar-16 19:24:45

Sorry X post.
Anyway you don't have to be bff with her just because she's new to your class.

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