How to be a bitch without really trying….

It’s cold here in the Netherlands – and Belgium.  But is it ever gorgeous.  I am river cruising on AMAWaterways and have visited beautiful little spots like Volendam, Edam, Gent and Brugges.  We want for nothing on this cruise.  Food is amazing, wine is premium brand and plentiful – and yet – you just can’t please some people and it still continues to amaze me.rude

Tonight the chef hosted a dessert buffet after dinner upstairs in the lounge.  An extravaganza of chocolate, cakes, ice cream, eclairs and goodness knows what else.  Ms B. (guess what the B stands for) got extremely irritated because one of the other guests was having her photo taken with the chef and it was getting in the way of HER photo opportunity.  Oh well.  Deal with it sister.

The next moment I saw Ms B. was when another lady was leaving the buffet with (I will admit) a heavily laden plate of sweet goodies.  Now you know the rule ladies.  We all pig out and when a sister does this you turn the other way and say nothing!  Ms B. does not know that rule.  “Are you sure you have enough on that plate?” she asked sarcastically.  I was a bit stunned but was sure that the victim must at least be in Ms B’s circle of “friends” and not a complete stranger.  Nope.  Wrong again.  The victim is seemingly another guest or acquaintance with a sweet tooth and not necessarily in Ms B’s party.

I am still speechless.  Maybe there are issues that I don’t know about in Ms B’s life that make her… well… bitchy.  Maybe she has a reason to be so sour.  Who knows?  What I do know is that it takes so little to be kind and such a lot of bile to be mean.

 

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8 responses to “How to be a bitch without really trying….

  1. Linda Kennedy

    You get it right so often, Leslie. I enjoy your blogs and your last sentence is dead on – maybe this is the first thing we should teach our children. The world would be better for it.

  2. Ali Bezuidenhout

    We all need Mrs B to remind us as Ellen would say “be kind to each other”
    Thanks for the entertaining blogs.

  3. There’s always one, isn’t there? We leave for the Netherlands on April 15th so I am hoping it’s going to be warmer. How’s the forecast looking?

    • You will love the Netherlands – especially the chocolate! The weather was improving as we left and our last day was wonderful. Great sunshine. Everyone in Amsterdam sitting out on their doorsteps enjoying the warm weather – some enjoying a bottle of wine with their neighbours. Amsterdammers are so relaxed and laid back. Lovely place! Enjoy. Lesley

      • I was just there myself for 2 weeks. Although it was cold, we still sat on the terraces with the heaters above to keep us warm so we could people watch and be outside. How the Dutch love to be outdoors.

      • So true Bev, and people watching is definitely the most fascinating way to pass time! Lesley

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