just got back from a barbecue and somehow royally pissed off my friend's girlfriend. the guy is a mutual friend of hubby's and mine, hubby's known him since he was 5 and i've known him since i was 14, so about 10 years. he's been with this girl for a few years now, they had a baby together and she's pregnant with her 2nd. hard as it is, i hold my tongue on how shitty she treats him. instead of "do this please" it's "do that, do this" she calls him a POS and fat and lazy and all kinds of shit right in front of everyone all the time. none of our friends like her, but against my better judgment i always make an effort to talk to her and be nice to her whenever im forced to be around her.
anyway, today at the bbq, all the men were outside and it was just me, her and their baby together inside, doing nothing at all. she had the baby in the playpen and gave him a bottle. my friend came in to ask if she, or we, could make the patties for him to grill. she yelled at him and said she was trying to put the baby to sleep.. when really she was just sitting on her ass and he was putting himself to sleep. so my friend went outside, i got up and made the freakin patties. he was busy trying to start the grill, i knew none of the guys would help, and i knew she wasn't helping, so i did. she had no problem with it all, even told me where everything was.
when i finished, i took him the raw patties outside, she and their son (who she was apparently trying to put to sleep) followed. my friend turned around, and said "thanks, you're so awesome. Chris (my hubby), you're so lucky" and i knew, hubby knew, everyone else knew it was in good humor. the look on his girlfriend's face, i swear she'd shoot me with her eyes if she could. at the moment, she just rolled her eyes and then later i heard her cussing him out. she had some choice insults i heard her say about me too.
i was like whatever, shrugged, pretended not to hear it. did i "overstep" my boundaries here? or was it most likely the comment that set her off? or a combo of me getting the recognition for helping him and not her? i was just trying to be helpful was all, not send her into a jealous rage.
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