Where to start…
My car went in for a service on Friday. One of the headlights had somehow been damaged and I asked them to repair it, R1200.00 later. Then they called me to say my brakes weren’t going to make it to the next service, R1300.00 later. Why am I leaking money?! Anyway…when I got my car back he no longer had a Paris Hilton (read: droopy) eye and no longer makes a knocking sound when I turn (loose bearings apparently, no charge) so I’m happy. My car feels better, so I feel better about shelling out R2500.00 for him.
We had a quiet evening on Friday. It was yesterday that things got interesting…
Yesterday after work (yes I worked this weekend) I went to fetch Rudi at the pub where he was playing darts after the morning’s fishing trip. Boring People (the couple) were there. We discussed having a braai the evening and even some of the finer details like what they should bring. I was starving since I hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast at 7:00 and it was already after 13:00. Needless to say I didn’t want to eat pub food and asked Rudi when we could leave. He assured me it was his last game of darts, but as soon as the game was finished he said…’This is the last one, promise’ to which my reply was ‘How long is this going to take?!’ I was huffy and grumpy because I was starving. We finally left.
We were expecting our guests around 18:00. They didn’t show…Crack Head made his appearance, but no sign of Boring People. I asked Rudi to start the fire so long as by 19:00 we hadn’t heard anything yet. At almost 20:00 Boring Person (Male) SMS’d Rudi to say he had just woken up and Boring Person (Female) had already made food. He went on to say they didn’t appreciate my attitude and didn’t want to be in a place where I was going to be belittling their friend (Rudi). Rudi was understandably upset, I was livid. Rudi replied ‘Don’t understand, please explain’. About one and a half hours later he replied saying that he has no problem with Rudi, but he heard me ask Rudi ‘How long is this going to take?!’ and he knows Rudi and life well enough to know when there is a problem. He doesn’t like the way I speak to Rudi, it upsets him.
I’m sorry, WHAT?! Last time I checked, Rudi didn’t have a problem with the way I speak to him and it just so happens not to be any of his business. Aside from eavesdropping, he saw fit to speak crap about me to my husband, thereby interfering in our marriage. Nice friend. Rudi was very taken aback and disappointed, saying ‘he must be drunk’.
I don’t care HOW drunk you are, you butt out of other people’s affairs! Don’t even get me STARTED on him. I could very well sit here and write a load of crap about him and his lifestyle and partner choices, but I choose not to. You know why? Because it’s NONE OF MY BUSINESS!
Anyway. I’m seriously pissed off about it and told Rudi that he will not be welcome in my home and should not expect me to be friends with him. Crack Head thought this incredibly funny since Boring People have now been demoted to his level.
That being said, Crack Head and I have sort of made peace and I’ve decided to give him another chance. It’s been more than a year since our falling out and Rudi seems determined to keep him as a friend, so for Rudi’s sake I decided to try and change my attitude towards him and clear the animosity between us.
Not much help since Boring People have now created animosity between us again. Idiots!