Saturday, June 13, 2009

People who try too hard...

The people we are on vacation with are of the variety of "people who try to hard". They want to be the center of attention, want to be the life of the party, want to tell the best stories, want to be the most generous. It's exhausting.

This is my husband's best friend from high school. He reconnected about a year ago and this is the 2nd time we've spent a week with them. I remember now how I was ready for them to go home about 2 days before they were actually going home. And here I am after three days with them, wishing for some peace and quiet for the next 3 days of my vacation.

The wife is not bad - she is not a show-off but his buddy is ADHD to the extreme - a VERY heavy drinker and always has a better story than the one you just told.

It gets old. AND he insists on paying for everything always. The main problem with this is they are basically minimum wage workers and I don't want to take their money all the time. He has insisted on paying for both nice dinners and in fact goes up to the waiter before dinner is over and pays so when I get out the credit card it's already been paid.

And he is an obnoxious drunk - last night we left the bar and went to bed around 12:30 and three times between 2am and 3am he ran down the hall banging on our door and trying to wake us up. What for I don't know but I slept like crap.

Tonight we are supposed to go out for karaoke and I just really don't want to go. But I don't think he'll let Pete and I stay here and watch a movie and snuggle on the couch without creating a HUGE stink. So we will probably go to the bar for a bit at least.

Don't get me wrong I am mostly having a good time - but people like him exhaust me. Pete's fed up with it too - so at least we are united in our dislike.


Meghan said...

That part sucks, but it sounds like you're having a good time overall! When we are away with friends, there's usually a sort of understanding going in that we'll separate to spend time alone together here and there. I guess maybe you'd previously made the plans to go for karaoke so it might be harder to get out of unless you feign being extraordinarily tired or not feeling well (though sounds like after the beating on the door, it'll be true!), but how many more nights? Maybe get Pete (since it's primarily his friend) to casually but firmly tell them you guys want to spend at least one romantic evening alone on vacation, wink wink nudge nudge and all that. Surely they wouldn't take offense to that?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you'll need a vacation from your vacation

Tricia said...

Thankfully when Pete and I and his wife all said we were too tired for the bar he didn't put up a stink at all. We all stayed in and Pete and I went to bed around 10pm. No door banging last night thank goodness.

Lanette said...

That's good. When we travel with friends we all do our own things during the day and meet up at night for dinner or whatever, but, if any off us can't hang at night it's no biggie. I feel for ya.

Glad Sat night turned out alright!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that sounds like it would get old quick. Glad you're having a good time anyway! :)