I Just Don't Know
Like just when you think you might have made a little bit of headway into what they're all about, suddenly they do something that totally throws you, and you're back at square one?
I have one of those people.
I've known them for several years, but am still figuratively scratching my head after every time we get together. To this day I have no idea if they like me, loathe me, despise me, love me or really don't know themselves.
I've made every effort to go out of my way to be nice to this person - include them in conversation, tell them jokes, express interest in everything they've talked about - and yet still it is so awkward.
More often than not it's almost as though they're ignoring me completely - though they seem to enjoy the husband's company very much. However, occasionally they will be delightful, asking me what's new, seeming to be genuinely interested in what I have to say, laughing at ridiculous stories I tell...so then the next time we get together I'll be thinking okay - this should go well, no awkwardness. But then I walk into the room and they give me a tight lipped smile and a two second glance and I know that nothing has changed.
I'm kind of at my wits end.
And I know, most of you are thinking "Well why do you continue torturing yourself with hanging around this person then?"
The reason for all the torture is that both the husband and I get along fabulously with their significant other. So much so that we would hate to end the relationship because of the cold shoulder from their spouse. But yes, even my husband notices how odd this person is with me.
Sometimes I have half a mind to just flat out ask them if I've done something to offend them - but then reality kicks in, and I know that to say that would put a glitch into the relationship with their spouse.
Maybe with Butterbean soon to make their appearance, it will provide us with some time to step away (though we'll miss at least one of them!) as they don't yet have children and they don't both seem to be into the idea of having anything to do with ours.
Well, one of them does...