She's in her late 20's and he's in his early 60's. They married. He has a teenage daughter soon to be 17. At lunch this co-worker (#1) was complaining because the daughter hasn't been to see her father in 4 months. Out right bitching about it. Says the girl will tell them she's coming over and then at the last minute will change her mind because she wants to hang with friends or go to a party or some other thing that teenagers enjoy. So her solution was to say the mother should force her spend time with her father. Seriously? Is that going to make their relationship better? And since she was telling us this, I decided to voice my opinion tactfully. I just told her..... You can't do that.
Oh boy she didn't like that one bit. Her face turned red and she gave me the stank eye. Then she proceeded to say that if her mother didn't make her come see her father, than they'll just have to go back to court and get a visitation order put into place. If I wasn't such a nice person, I probably would have laughed at that little jewel. That's when I got kicked under the table by my other co-worker(#2) in attempt to get me to shut up. #2 the proceeds to try and explain to her #1 how most teenage minds work in regards to parents. She wasn't trying to hear that either. So she ends the conversation with "That's why I gave her room to the cat." I think there may be more going on here, but lunch is over and I thought the conversation was done.
The next day I had to run out for lunch, so I didn't get to sit down with them. Apparently #1 started the conversation again on the same topic with two new people added to the table. I didn't go the way she planned.... again. I'm not sorry I missed that one. I got the low-down when we all got back to our cells.
That evening before I went to bed I logged into FB. Damn you social networking!! #1 was not a happy camper. She left a rant.
is tired of being made to feel like less of a person because she doesn't have kids. Having a child doesn't make you better than me, nor does it mean I don't have an opinion. I have a wonderful husband, step-daughter, and an adorable kitty. Right now, that is enough for me. You've made your choices in life, and I've made mine. So, bite me.
Whoa there partner! Is that what you got out of the conversation?? Or was that just your breaking point for something more? Needless to say, she got a lot of comments. But this is what set her "friends" off......
Even my "friends" basically say I have no opinion on kids (including my own step-daughter" because I'm not a mom. I hear about their kids, and pregnancies ...day in and day out. I talk about Sheldon, or theatre for a few minutes and I get blank stares.
Oh yeah. There's something more going on here. Don't know what it is and I'm not going to ask. If you don't want someones opinion then don't ask for it. I thought everyone knew that. Jeesh.
BTW... I controlled myself and didn't comment. That would have been too much.