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to be annoyed at a person who constantly harps on

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AteRiri Tue 27-Dec-16 20:30:35

how her field is superior to other fields?

She also namedrops people who are supposedly big names in the organisation she works at. To be fair, she works in a well-respected international organisation.

I normally just bite my tongue and change the subject. Sometimes I have the urge to answer back, but I always figured it's not worth it.

What would you do?

christmasjolity Tue 27-Dec-16 20:36:39

Does she have the surname Creighton-Ward?

missyB1 Tue 27-Dec-16 20:39:58

YANBU I know someone like that, they have no idea what horrible bores they are.

HecAteAllTheXmasPud Tue 27-Dec-16 20:41:06

Id tell her to shut up.

But dont listen to me. I have few friends because i hate people grin

But seriously, It's ok to say to her i know you are proud of what you do but you come across as dismissive of others and it isnt nice. Can we please talk about something else.

Witchend Tue 27-Dec-16 20:44:03

I know someone like that.

The sad thing is that I do meet people who work with them and they think they're rather a twit too. They think everyone else is constantly in awe of their superiority.

mimishimmi Tue 27-Dec-16 21:53:03

Ask her if a bit of their glory rubs off .... grin

Trills Tue 27-Dec-16 21:56:05

Is there a good reason why you have to be near this person when they are talking?

OutDamnedWind Tue 27-Dec-16 21:56:39

Lots of vague smiles and 'how lovely'.

AteRiri Tue 27-Dec-16 21:59:45

She's a friend from high school. Everytime we talk, the conversation steers towards how her field is so superior, what this and that people did, most of the times as humblebrag - complaining but really just to rattle off the greatness of her field, her organisation, her colleagues, etc.

Eg. "The director gave just $xx for xmas gift to the cleaners. Do you know how much he earns? $xxxxxx per month!"

Trills Tue 27-Dec-16 22:15:40

You don't sound as if you like her, so really she's an acquaintance from high-school, or perhaps an ex-friend.

You probably don't have any obligation to see her or hear her any more. YOu could just stop.

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