We're all busy right - why does it have to be a contest?
My son and I play in the community band and our concert was last night. During intermission I was chatting with someone who sits in my section. She was talking about how she doesn't have time to practice because, after all, she works full time and has a part time job as well.
I didn't even bring up my job/life - I just listened and showed appropriate understanding.
Later, we were talking again and I mentioned that I'll likely be changing jobs, blah, blah, blah, and then my son interrupted to ask if he could have one of the last pieces of cheesecake when we get home. I said sure, and she asked if I made it. I said yes, and some cookies too...
and then she got all snippy and said "must be nice. I'm just too busy to bake. I work far too much to have time for stuff like that".
Her kids are grown by the way.
I don't know, it just annoyed me that she insinuated that she's SO much busier than I am or that I must have an "easy" life if I had time to bake, etc. The whole tone just put me off. (By the way I had baked Saturday morning and was done by 9:00am).
Have you ever encountered something similar? Indirect 'jabs' that seem to be intended to belittle or put you down?