Well! That's two for two, with my newfound bitch-energy today.
First, Tommy and Angelica came over to play. They're leaving tonight for the new house, their mom?/grandma? said. So, even though it was after six (the time they can't play here after), marxdarx
allowed them to stay for half an hour.
I have never noticed before how incredibly rude they are to him. He was talking to them, and they were ignoring him. Yelled at them to get their attention; they paid attention briefly. Only briefly, though; the next time he spoke, they ignored the fuck out of him.
Have unilaterally decided that the next time they do that, they are immediately uninvited, as part of the ground rules. Either they listen to, and follow the rules of, marxdarx
, or we will insist that they leave, and they are not to be allowed to come back that day. Have yet to run that by him, but I think it should do some good.
Furthermore, the way the parent/guardian phrased things was deceptive. It sounded
like they were leaving forever; evidently, they were only leaving for the week; they'll be back on the weekend. That pisses me off.
Then, later, just after getting the heartwarming news from the ever-quotable apocalypsos
that "If someone in the household says, "Do Not Call list", you put them on it. It doesn't matter if you train the dog to bark it," there was an abrupt banging at the door. Upon opening it, it proved to be an early-teenaged, high-voiced, tall, nervous kid rattling off a sales pitch.
I informed him, relatively gently, that the rules of this apartment complex prohibited solicitation without written permission from the apartment complex manager; did he have that? He thought not. One of his companions dug up the Arizona door-to-door sales certificate; I inquired, again, "Written permission from the manager?" That, it wasn't. "I didn't know --" "Well, now you do," I said sweetly, and shut the door upon the beginnings of a conversation between kid and an out-of-range grownup.
Now I see what Marah and garnetdagger
are getting at with that whole bitchy thing.