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Old 01-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #21
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I already do that and I'm only 48
I do this at age 37!

I deal with this problem a lot, and I feel badly for it. We have several members of the extended family who want to see us and the kids far more than we'd like, but we feel like we have to be jerks to put our foot down. There were plenty of hurt feelings when we insisted on having Christmas day to ourselves with our daughters. People say, "You should be grateful your in laws and relatives like you!" and I know I should but I am usually so aggravated by the end of the visit that I'm getting snippy. I blame my wife, she is such pleasant company that I've grown intolerant to less sparkly people. She rolls her eyes when I say this.
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Old 01-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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A week ago, we had our new neighbors over for coffee. We also invited our 80-year-old neighbor on the other side.

The new neighbors were nice, but the existing neighbor talked non-stop. It was mostly a litany of names of people around here, their diseases, etc. She's nice, but only in smaller doses. We hardly got to hear what the new guys had to say, and it was an excruciating evening.

So, now the existing neighbor wants to have us and the new neighbors over for dinner. I was not willing to go through it again, so I said that I've had too much socializing over the holidays and I need a break.

I feel a little guilty, but I saw no alternative.
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A week ago, we had our new neighbors over for coffee. We also invited our 80-year-old neighbor on the other side.
The new neighbors were nice, but the existing neighbor talked non-stop. It was mostly a litany of names of people around here, their diseases, etc. She's nice, but only in smaller doses. We hardly got to hear what the new guys had to say, and it was an excruciating evening.
So, now the existing neighbor wants to have us and the new neighbors over for dinner. I was not willing to go through it again, so I said that I've had too much socializing over the holidays and I need a break.
I feel a little guilty, but I saw no alternative.
Might be a little too subtle for this crowd of short-term memories...

So, under what name is she posting here?
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