As you know I’m cooped up in a tiny hotel, in the middle of nowhere Netherlands, for six weeks. Girl Ninja, is back in Seattle, holding down the fort.
This last weekend she was a trooper and decided to conquer the gnarly task of leaf blowing our driveway. She spent the better part of an hour tackling all sorts of leaf and pine needle debris. About two-thirds of the way through the chore, GN noticed our across-the-street neighbor was making her way over for a visit.
Now we don’t know much about this neighbor except that she is old, retired, and has lived in the neighborhood for 20+ years. During the course of their 10 minute conversation, Girl Ninja learned one more thing about this lady.
Even though the neighbor initiated the conversation, Girl Ninja didn’t feel like the lady had much to say. Naturally, GN starting sharing some of the house projects we had tackled.
That’s when things got awkward.
As GN was sharing about our mini kitchen remodel, the woman cut her off and said, “I was shocked when the house sold. I don’t know why any one would buy it. I mean, it’s only got one bathroom.”
Girl Ninja gave an awkward laugh and tried to explain that it’s just the two of us and we’ve always only had one bathroom so that wasn’t really a big deal to us. The lady wasn’t having it and continued to argue her point, telling Girl Ninja our house was essentially a bad investment.
Understandably, Girl Ninja was frustrated. She said she almost started to cry because she just felt like the lady was going out of her way to be harsh. I did my best to comfort Girl Ninja on the phone, but I could tell she was totally bummed.
What Grandma Jerkbag doesn’t know is that literally every house we considered buying had just one bathroom. It comes with the territory of wanting to buy a Pacific Northwest 83-year-old home.
Besides, it’s not like Girl Ninja and I poop at the exact same time. In fact, Girl Ninja doesn’t poop at all. Remember, she is a girl and according to SCIENCE, Girls are incapable of pooping.
I get where the old lady is coming from. I mean, she lives in a 1970’s split level. Girl Ninja and I would never buy a split level. We don’t like the layouts. We also had no desire to buy new construction. Or a house with a sub 5,000 sqft lot. Or a house with a formal living room.
That doesn’t make any of those things bad. They just weren’t our style.
I’m not mad that this lady hates the fact that we have only one bathroom, I’m mad that she felt the need to go out of her way to make that fact known. I can only hope she felt justified in her actions because of this meme that was recently posted to MANteresting….
You ever dealt with someone who went out of their way to make you feel bad about a decision you made?