So on our cruise the Geekboy and I went away with another couple who he has known for 10 years now. Since he was in high school, and 90% of the time the husband and I get along fine. However he gets to be unbearable and I think it will be awhile before we have a dinner out or game night. Not because I hate them now, or there was an incident but I just need a break after traveling for 8 days with them. There was talk about getting together with them and some other people on Sunday and I expressed hesitation. Now the Geekboy is unhappy because he thinks I don't like them because I didn't like a friend that he had a falling out with recently. (For the record I didn't say I told you so but am I a terrible person that my distaste for this guy was justified? I'm going with probably.)
They're not bad people, we go to the movies, we go to dinner, we play board games or video games with them. They're also very hard-working they run a business out of their house in addition to both working full-time. Credit where credit is due they work very hard and I respect them. However they just have no concept of their privilege. Like I had to explain why a person would have to work a minimum wage full-time and how even at 40 hours minimum wage is below the poverty line.
Actual dialogue when I talked about donating my old things (including my old childhood bed) to my Grandma's Jehovah's Witness group and things go to people in their neighborhood.
Him: "Well if you don't have a receipt or a record, how do you claim the deduction?"
Him: "Well what's the point then?"
Me: "To give things ...to people who need them."
Him: "You know even if the bed was only a little broken your dad could have gotten money for it."
Me: "Which is more important than a 5 year-old who needed a bed?"
So yeah, I think I need a break.