Wednesday, August 3, 2011

PYHO - With Friends Like These

First things first - Did you notice I'm hosting an awesome Veggie Tales giveaway? You should totally go enter. All the cool kids are doing it!

Also - I have a new meme that I would love for you to join up with too! Its on Thursday's so I'm giving you time to prepare for it. It's called Things I Love Thursdays. If you link up - me love you long long time! :)

Finally - it's World Breastfeeding Day and I'm proud to say I'm going 7 months strong!

On to the business at hand.

I had a different post planned for today but then I got bombarded by messages from someone last night that kind of ticked me off.

Have you ever had "friends" that only contact you when they need something?

That you don't hear from unless they have news to share about them or it could benefit them?

Last night, I had that person contact me again. Luckily, I went to bed at 8:30 with the Jellybean so it didn't piss me off until this morning.

It's funny because the messages always start off as "Hi, How are you? The family, etc." Then I get a rundown of everything their child is doing and always at the end comes the kicker. Hey I need you to do this for me.

We have hung out with these people once since Jellybean was born.

I invited them to do things with us on a few other occasions and it never happened so I stopped trying. Not once has an invite been extended to us. Not a "Hey, Let's get our kids together to play!" or anything of that sort.

Now, I'm not a huge fan of their parenting techniques anyhow but I was willing to overlook that so our kiddos could get to know each other. But friendship, it’s a two way road. I don't want to be your friend just because you need something from me.

I want friends that call just to talk. That will meet up with us on a Saturday morning for breakfast. That are just as willing to help us when we need something. If the only time I hear from you is when you need something. I'm sorry but we just aren't friends.

Right now, I still haven't responded because I'm still upset. I don't know whether to say - Hey you only contact me when you need something and its getting old or to just not respond at all anymore.

Sigh, at least I have my bloggy friends, right?

This post is linked up with Shell as part of Pour Your Heart Out Wednesdays.


Renegades said...

I can understand the emotion.

Jenn [ Crippled Girl ] said...

It's hard to deal with people like that. I have friends who only talk to me when they need to complain - and magically disappear when you need to someone to vent to.

If it were me, I would answer them and just say "Nope, sorry I can't" to whatever they're asking. But whatever you chose to do, I hope this friend gets the picture that you're not one to walk over!

Shell said...

Bloggy friends are nicer that way.

I hate that. I'll do anything for a friend, but not if that friend only talks to me when they need something.

Natalie said...

Yes bloggy friends are a lot nicer in that way like Shell said! i hate when you are the only one reaching out to a friend. It's a two way street, but unfortunately most people don't make the effort.

diane rene said...

I SO get it. I call those people pyschic vampires - they suck the life right out of ya!
stand strong and just say no ;)


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