Thursday, June 23

What would you do...

New guy in the singles ward. Average looking. ( I only say this because I know what ya'll will think.) Thought I would invite him to a few outings with my friends, so that he didn't feel unwelcome to the ward. I'm nice that way. lol
Hung out with him a couple times, at this point still hadn't decided or not whether I liked being around him. He can be a bit abrasive. One of those "one-uppers" If you have a headache, he's got a migraine types. But I really enjoyed the way he annoyed other people that I hung out with. ( geez, I'm sounding real nice right about now aye?)
Anyway, I was somehow fanagled into giving this guy a ride to work every morning. Takes my quick 20 minute commute and turns it into an hour. Not to mention gas prices have risen steadily these past few days and I have yet to see any currency cross my palm.(a promise not fulfilled)

Now, its only been three weeks...not that big a deal in my mind. But the guy is so rude! He asks questions and interrupts the answer with cutting and derogatory comments. TELLS ME HOW TO DRIVE!!!(everyone knows you never tell a woman how to drive...we drive perfectly!) And, well, I think he tries to get me to argue with him every day..twice a day, all the while trying to get me to buy him things.

Thus making this nice bit of service, into the worst experience I've had in a while. So, please, let me know how I can politely say no the next time a shmuck needs a carpool!

4 comments:

Erika said...

uh, can't help you in the polite department, never been a strong suit. But I've found "white" lies to be effective: I'm riding with a co-worker this week, but maybe next week. I can come up with those for weeks.

Abel said...

I would be honest with him. Tell him he's annoying and you don't like driving with him. (Of course do it in a somewhate nice way.) Why lie about it? If the guy's a jerk, he's a jerk.

QOS said...

tell him you'd love to observe his obviously superior driving skills. perhaps you could pick up a few tips.

Porkchop said...

Say (this works best in a southern accent) "Honey, bless your heart, I understaaand that you feel because you are the man you can do a superior job, but really, when your last girlfriend castrated you, you had to forfeit that right. Ok, sugar?"