The N can shock through what they say. Here’s a list of what has fallen upon my ears from the Ns in my life:
MiL: ‘Her (MiL’s friend) granddaughter I guess is cute. I mean she is cute for a girl. Boys are naturally cuter than girls. Boys are just beautiful.’ My MiL has only sons.
MiL (speaking to her friend who has only daughters at a dinner with family): ‘It is better to have boys. You don’t have to pay a SINGLE CENT for a wedding.’
NFF tells me that her husband’s uncle just died (this is the third family member of her husband’s that has died within 6 months). The next thing she says, ‘Now, who am I going to invite to my birthday party.’ NO WORDS!
NFF and Me had a really bad manager at work. NFF says, ‘He should be fired for how he treats me and after he is fired he should be unemployed for at least 6 months to a year for his punishment.’ I was in shock but I could respond to this one, ‘He has a family to support, isn’t the important thing that we don’t report to him anymore.’ NFF responds, ‘No, he needs to be punished.’
NMF says to his wife, NFF (both are Ns), ‘That is my money, I earn the money and that is my money and how I want to spend is how I am going to spend it.’
Upon asking my NFF coworker to stop telling me how many calories are in food everyday at lunch, she says, ‘You are so sensitive. I’m telling you because you don’t know. You are really very sensitive.’