My better half and myself have recently moved out of country, so i'm not in my comfortable zone of friends. I heard about this local womens only book club and joined a couple of weeks ago. I'm the youngest in the group, which has never bothered me because personally i have more in common with the older generation. Everyone in the group has pretty quickly attached themselves to me and we've become quick friends, but there's one bat of a woman that keeps making snobby remarks about my age and about my being somewhere i dont belong. Everytime myself and the group will talk about anything ( music, movies, actors, books) mrs. snobby-britches will say "Oh i doubt you would know anything about that ." And i'll make a remark about whatever it is to prove that i do know what the h is going on and she'll just throw up her nose and not talk for the rest of the meeting unless theres something else she can slam me with, which always backfires. Plus she likes to make remarks about how i should be doing "mindless childish things in cancun or or getting a tattoo or something? Surely you have other things to do other than wasting your time with a bunch of mature ladies." It ticks me off. I dont understand why people have to judge people on their age/looks. Yes my hairs pink, and yes if anyone counts back i've been pregnant longer than i've been married, and yes i have tattoo's, but when did any of that equal me as a bad and/or typical twenty year old person? You can ask anyone, even Dee, and they'll tell you i'm more granny than 20yr old. I read jane austen. I listen to every type of music you can think of, especially the oldies. I have manners, and use them. I even crochet. I smile at everyone, i help everyone, in highschool i spent more time helping out at the homeless shelter than i did at parties. I've only ever went to one kegger in my life and i spent the night alone in someone's bedroom reading The Diary of Anne Frank. Do you know how many canes i've received for my birthdays from friends as a joke? I never went to prom, or any other school dance, because i was busy volunteering. I'm not trying to float my own boat, but i'm a damn good person. My best not-online friend is a sixty year old woman i met at work four years ago. She is my best friend and i call her yiayia, because she is a greek grandmother, and she calls me mummo (Finnish for grandmother) because she swears i'm a sixty year old traped in a 20yr old body, and i'm part Finnish. I talk to her every single day, she is one of the greatest connections i've felt with anyone, i love her. Dee is the only person i speak to that is anywhere near my age (other than my husband) and both of them have such old souls about them, that that makes sense to me for me to connect to them as well. It bothers me that this snobby woman would bar me so low on her list because of my age. If i was her age, hated reading, and a flat out B-word she would be more accepting of my being there than she is now. I just dont understand.
I dont know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ~ Fellowship Of The Ring.