I was, a few hours ago, at the hospital having minor surgery. I was waiting to be called through when I heard a couple of women muttering loudly about the "f**king bitch" and "who does she think she is, swanning in here like the world owes her a favour!"
I was thinking how rude that was, in a public waiting room, where everyone could hear. No matter what the woman in question had done, there is a time and a place. I turned to do the very British practice of giving a scathing look that reminds people of social protocol and -surprise!! It's my ex mother in law and ex sister in law judging my dreadful behaviour in leaving their abusive son and brother and going NC with the entire family.
The job I work in requires an outstanding poker face and so I was able to remain as blank as if they were strangers and of no interest, but what the actual f**k?! How dare I "swan" into my local hospital for surgery!? Like the world owes me a favour?? No, but I'm proud of who I am and the choices I've made to keep me and mine safe and I stick by them. The world owes me nothing, the only thing that was ever owing was to my children, and it was a normal and happy childhood. I have given them that- not the world. And how am I such a bitch for leaving your cheating, twisted, evil family member?!
They sat there discussing whether or not they should come over as I hadn't noticed them, and the ex sister in law actually got up and started walking towards me. The nurse then came out, perfect timing, and called me in. I explained to her that I didn't want to be near these people and she arranged for me to use the staff exit after my op.
But seriously, mother f**kers!!! That is a really spiteful and intimidating thing to do!! Just like that damn family, ugh I am so glad they're not involved with my kids!!