Today first thing I sit down and she says "Hi Helen of Troy!" I mumble a hello in return just to be polite and kept head held high in dignified silence style. I talked to the woman in front of me about a few course concepts who is older than me so immature girl knows I'm not afraid to talk.
My point here it is as if it weren't for infidelity that led to divorce, I doubt I'd have the nerve to stand up in this type of situation. When she first said the rude things not knowing I was sitting there for brief moment I thought about not saying anything then finding a seat at the back. I am proud to have stuck it out and didn't shrink from her rudeness.
I get the vibe she realizes now SHE is the one who screwed up socially and feels very stupid herself. If she emails me again about the class, she's filtered to the trash unread. Crickets!
Don't shrink SI folks. It is scary and uncomfortable but don't run away or hide. Then, you win in a dignified, classy and mature way.