Dinner with friends has now hit a wall!

United States
April 22, 2013 2:24pm CST
Two weeks ago, I had posted about Jim and I having dinner with another couple. We thought it went well, but one morning he came home and told me that he never wanted me to go near Jen again! I was stunned and asked why-it seems that she came to Walmart (where she was fired from last year) and starting telling everyone how much I talk! That night, I couldn't get in a word edgewise! Towards the end of the evening, it was getting late, and I hadn't had a chance to find out about the job she lured us there with, so I tried to talk to her husband. She kept butting in and making comments. It didn't amount to much, so I promised to check it out. NOTHING! She assured us how the company wanted people with any kind of degree, or military experience (Jim), but after checking out the website, I learned I wasn't really as qualified as she insisted. I am disappointed that she was talking about me behind my back like that! Some people just need attention. And frankly, this is another example of why I'm not that friendly towards women-I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt. I've been told that this type of behavior is because someone (in this case) is jealous of me-but I don't get why. Have any of you been in this type of situation? Which person in the scenario was you?
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• United States
22 Apr 13
That happens when people have nothing better to do. I find it happens in real life all the time. I get it even online lol. But,I have removed myself from those kinds of people. even here I will not respond to someone who I feel lives like that. it makes it a better place to be for all involved.
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
22 Apr 13
Jealous of you because you are intelligent and competent. I do not know about your looks but I know you from your posts and you are not a dummy and you do not seem to talk too much. Sorry this was such a bum out.
• United States
22 Apr 13
From your mouth to an employers ear! Actually, I did register with a really good employment agency today, and will be completing some assessment tests tomorrow at the library-I'm not risking taking them on my phone! I am a talker, but that evening, she just wouldn't shut up! It was later on when I began asking questions about the job she mentioned, I think she wanted us to leave. But I'm not going to consider working there, at least not anywhere I might run into her at a company function!
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@GardenGerty (102613)
• United States
23 Apr 13
Good motivation to get out there and find another source of work. Glad you can go to the library. I think if you can get an income of any kind coming in you will be feeling better about everything. Stress kills. It kills people and relationships too.
• United States
28 Apr 13
I prefer to make friends at a new job, rather than bring a friend in (or vice versa). I've tried it both ways, and in pretty much every situation, it's ruined the friendship. As for looking for work, I'm not sure what I'll be doing yet. Once I get our new computer up and running, I'm trying some new income-generating ideas. I know it's not the same as working, but my health hasn't been so hot lately.
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
27 Apr 13
Yes many times, it just really bothers me that people are like to others.
• United States
28 Apr 13
I've lost faith in people's promises-I've been let down too many times to count. I've just got to stop falling for their line of B.S.!
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Apr 13
I have been there myself, I like to believe what people say is the truth. I guess I think everyone should be good all of the time.
• Jacksonville, Florida
22 Apr 13
I think it has to do with them not having a life of their own, having nothing better to do than to talk about others and I think part of it is jealousy as well. I have came across those kind of people before. As soon as I realized what kind of people they were I got away from them. I do not like those kind of people at all.
• United States
22 Apr 13
It wasn't Tommy who said it, it was Jen! She even wrote in the text message to stay late. She's not working right now, and appears to have nothing in her life outside of her husband and children. But I've already decided that working at the same company as either of them isn't a good idea. Maybe after I put 900 or so miles between us.