Thursday, August 14, 2014

Taking Offence

Dear Diary:

Some of the gang went off to have lunch at a theatre event yesterday and then visited an older friend now in a swishy home for the aged followed by dinner at one of my favourite Chinese restaurants. A jam-packed-with-activity day.

I didn't even get a token invitation: you know, along the lines of: you must be up to your neck but hey, would you like to....

I admit it. I was hurt. That lasted about 4 minutes.

And then I started to laugh and laugh and laugh.

At myself.

Because seriously, Diary, it totally sounds like a day from hell for me: 12 hours of constant company and being "on", a horrific dinner/lunch theatre thing that every year involves at least one male actor in drag playing a simplistic, overly sexual (huge balloon breasts),short-skirted, simpering, grotesque, stupid woman that would have me gnashing my teeth in rage as all about me fall down in thigh-slapping, helpless laughter.

Thank you for small mercies.

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Anonymous Grannymar said...

I know a couple who go to a club every Friday night, They sit in the same corner with the same people, haveing the same conversation, week in and week out. That would bore me to tears. The world is full of people so living on repeat, means you miss out. You enjoy your business and adventures with less of the SAME!

Fri Aug 15, 09:40:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

So true GM,

I totally have no time for these big hardy-har events laden with small talk. I am so hopeless at small talk and I never want to learn.


Fri Aug 15, 10:15:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Mother said...

I always find it interesting when I feel left out when I really wouldn't want to be included. It's in the realm of wanting to be like by someone I don't care for.

Human nature? Or a fatal flaw?

Fri Aug 15, 03:50:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Anonymous Pamela (LadyLuz) said...

Love the post and the comments - can so relate to all of it.

Fri Aug 15, 04:08:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Hattie said...

I'm not too crazy about mob scenes myself. And drag artists bore me, with the exception of Dina Martina, Seattle's own, here commenting on Provincetown.

Sat Aug 16, 05:56:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Annie said...

Sometimes I feel slighted/left out when some of my friends get together without me. It's a little easier to handle when they're doing something I'm happy to be left out of, but still. Mostly it's the couple-y stuff, they don't want to or don't think to include a single friend. Much as I dislike it I can't really fault them for it, sometimes the shoe is on the other foot. I may be perfect, but perfection is rare, I am forced to hang with imperfect friends. Lol.

Sat Aug 16, 09:57:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Molly said...

It comes under the heading "Be careful what you wish for!"

Sun Aug 17, 12:33:00 AM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Human nature I think, the tribal inclusion would be highly important to survival in the old, old days, yeah?


Sun Aug 17, 01:33:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Ah, I have many soul-sisters out there!


Sun Aug 17, 01:33:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Dina is a breath of fresh air :D


Sun Aug 17, 01:37:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Oh yeah the couples thing I'm used to and so very grateful for it as I find it such a strain with all the small talk and attempts to set me up.


Sun Aug 17, 01:39:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...


Yeah, it certainly does!


Sun Aug 17, 01:39:00 PM GMT-2:30  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

Quite. Some people and experiences are not an improvement on one's own company. Anyway you've got an artistic deadline to meet! Lx

Thu Aug 21, 03:48:00 PM GMT-2:30  

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