Holy Moly! It’s been a week since I’ve posted, that’s not normal! Last week went by so fast that it was over and done with before I knew it and here we are already at Tuesday!
The most major thing that has happened since my last post is the infamous “potluck” camping trip. You may think that I am exaggerating some portions of this recount….however I assure you, these people are inconsiderate and very rude to me. SO much that Ray started getting his ire up and started shielding me by answering first or talking over them. If you know Ray, you understand how out of the ordinary
Friday I left work and spent TWO HOURS driving to the campsite. Ray was there with Grace already and the first couple was also there. Upon arrival I was starving, had to pee and was still dressed up in high heels and a short shirt-dress, sweating and exhausted. I found our campsite, pulled in and parked
my car. I no sooner had the car door closed when my sweet Grace was on me with kisses and butt wiggles. I had time to give her one kiss on the head and the woman in the first couple started snarking at me “Your dog has food aggression and who knows what other issues.”. I was so, SO offended. We’ve had her for less than three months. This other couple has a small yappy dog as well. And this stupid woman, her and her dog being strangers to mine, chose to feed them treats at the same time….and Grace decided she wanted all the treats. The woman kept on about how she was going to “figure out and work on Grace’s issues over the weekend” until I eventually hauled Grace and Ray into our motorhome and closed the door. So….super start.
After I got changed I took Grace and went out to the group area and sat down and a little bit sort of apologized, indicating that no one likes to hear bad things about their baby, especially after having been in hot traffic for over two hours. And so, everyone was happy again. Temporarily.
Couple Two arrived and we all had a couple drinks and then set out for the pub for dinner (a short walk away). The pub was horrible, the food was disgusting and the service was atrocious. Before we figured that out though, the waitress came and took our drink and menu orders. I was at the end and ordered last, softly asking the waitress to check a certain item to confirm that there was no wheat in it. She walked away to check and the lady from Couple Two loudly questioned what was going on. Ray told her that the waitress was just checking something and again, she loudly questioned what. At that time the waitress came back and shot down the ONE THING I might’ve been able to order. I ended up ordering a shrimp cocktail with no cocktail sauce and a Caesar salad with no croutons. Mrs Couple Two actually scoffed at me, told me not to take myself so seriously and then physically turned her back on me and blocked me from the other two people sitting on that side of the table. We then sat at the table with empty drinks and no food for an HOUR. When the food finally arrived I ate three limp prawns and a bite of a plate of mayonnaise masquerading as Caesar salad. Disgusting.
I still made efforts to talk to people and there were a couple good
conversations but I chose to go to bed when I was tired rather than push through tired and keep drinking around the campfire. I was in bed at 9.
Saturday morning we all had breakfast and coffee at our own campsites which was nice and then Couple One came and “collected” us for a group walk. We thought we were actually going for a morning walk so we brought our dog. In reality they wanted to go shopping in the little town so Ray and I stood on the sidewalk for an hour and a half while they went into Every Goddamn Store. When we did break away from them for a m
inute to go to the drugstore to buy sunscreen I had a text immediately asking where we were. *sigh*
Upon arriving back at the campsite I took my towel and book and sunscreen and headed to the beach for some suntime. It was gorgeous and hot and peaceful and the highlight of the weekend. Ray came to get me after a couple hours. They’d all sat around chatting and catching up (which I thought would be great for them since I got bored of talking about motorhomes and health issues in the first 5 minutes) while I was beaching. Unfortunately my innocent little excursion was highly offensive to Mrs Couple Two who mused out loud about how when people get together for a weekend that she just assumed that they’ll spend that time catching up, not gallivanting around to suite their own fancy. I was gone less than 2 hours. *shakes head*
After my little beach jaunt we sat around having drinks and snacks (none of which I could eat, but that’s alright) which prompted a discussion of how healthy rice is for you, how “they” say that whole grains are good for you so they must be and how broccoli & green beans are worse for your intestines than white flour. Couple Two started espousing the value of soy and I had to bite my tongue. Mr Couple Two then made a comment that “there’s a “pro camp” and a “con camp” to every food” which I agreed to and then asked if that was the case then why is it that what they believe to be true is valid and what I believe to be true is a load of shit and how come what I believe deserves to come under their scrutiny when I don’t ever comment on what they consume.
And that was the last I heard from them about anything food related for the rest of the weekend.
It was a weekend that I do not care to repeat again anytime soon. Unfortunately the overall bad feelings about the weekend was also impacted by my getting an extremely painful illness on Saturday morning that hasn’t gone away yet and actually caused me to miss a day of work yesterday.
On the bright side, there were a few magical moments of non-suckitude and I took pictures to prove it!