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GAT_00: That's not as bad as the straight Victorian level shiat one of my friends pulled on me earlier this week. I've been trying to find a way to diplomatically tell her that she's a damn fool and if she keeps acting like this she's going to hate herself and her husband in a few years. And she's nearly 10 years older than the girl in the link.
Shostie: Okay. I'm game. What did she do?
Shostie: "Saige?" Really?
GAT_00: Shostie: Okay. I'm game. What did she do?This is going to be a little vague. I have no reason to believe either her or her fiancee read this site, but no reason to risk it.There's an absurdly big Christmas store down here, and my decoration collection is pretty small. We were talking about decorating for Christmas (and I should note here this woman is Church of Christ and yes she's a good friend of mine) and I mentioned that I wanted to head over there later in the week and invited her along. That morning I get a text that basically says she can't go because it would be "disrespectful" to her fiance to be around another guy without apparently him around. I more or less said 'what in the fark are you talking about' and I got back that she wants to be some kind of perfect fiance and ever be alone with a guy in any situation.Like I said, I swear this text exchange came from farking Victorian England. And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting. I don't particularly want to tell her off on those terms, but I can't think of how to possibly say tactfully that you're insane and I'm incredibly insulted.
GAT_00: and yes she's a good friend of mine
Elzar: Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?
Genevieve Marie: I feel really terrible for both of these kids. Their dad wrote a book called "Raising a G Rated Kid in an X Rated World". I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he's an authoritarian douchebag who's doing his level best to raise one miniature version of himself, and one subserviant girl who will grow up to be an obedient wife to another version of himself.All I can really hope for these kids is that they get enough distance to think through these ideas themselves eventually. If they willfully choose to be like this as adults... well, more power to them I guess. But I tend to think these households are not actually very happy ones.
Mentat: Let me guess: her fiance is thinking "God, when did she become so clingy? I wish GAT_00 would take her out once in a while just to give me a break."
Elandriel: Oh. I can't help but wonder if it's not you she's worried about as much as herself.
GAT_00: And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting.
costermonger: GAT_00: And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting.I don't think that's an unreasonable response. A few years ago my wife caught flack from a coworker because she was met by a male friend for lunch. She was told it was 'inappropriate to be with another man unaccompanied' when she was engaged to me. She was so surprised by this confrontation that she couldn't really formulate an appropriate response beyond "I'm sorry, are you serious?"I think I was more pissed off than she was. It's insulting to everyone involved.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'll bet she'd go all flirty in seconds if you did anything without her fiance around to keep her in check
GAT_00: Seriously, it implies a total lack of self-control and self-respect, that somehow you are now completely evaluated by how you are attached to someone else. Or that men apparently walk around constantly just throwing themselves at any woman. This isn't Victorian farking England.
costermonger: unless you're part of some kind of ultra-orthodox religious community