We were friendly with a couple that that we met through a larger group of friends. We invited them over for dinner parties and they invited us over to their house for dinners, and at first things were nice. Slowly though (over the course of a year), they started trying to push their views on us, they only wanted to have dinners at our house (to the point that they would call or text us trying to get invited over with the pretense we were better cooks than them), and they started bringing their preteen son and toddler daughter to anything we hosted (I like children, but their children were not well behaved-yelling matches from the preteen and his mother, and things broken by the toddler).
We decided that we really did not enjoy being around them and we had nothing in common with them (except that we knew the same people), so we stopped inviting them. I did have a conversation with the couple’s wife and voiced my concerns (she kept messaging me asking why we never had them over anymore), but she just made excuses and blew me off. They continued to call and text off and on for a couple of months trying to get invited to dinners, but they finally faded away…. UNTIL
My husband’s birthday. We had not seen or talked to this couple for at least 6 months. It was a week night and we got home later than usual from work (my husband and I carpool together). As we drove into our driveway, they drove in behind us like they had been waiting for us to get home. They got out of the car and said that we got home late, what time was dinner? Then they went into a monologue on how the children just had to see my husband on his birthday and give him a gift (coffee from the local shop), that it was a great present and we should go inside so they can see my husband’s new humidor (birthday present) ……… and didn’t they see a cake on social media I made for his birthday, because the coffee would go great with that cake. This went on for 20 minutes while I was being bit by every mosquito in the land as we stood in our driveway. We stood our ground though, and did not invite them in. The wife finally stated that she guessed she would have to eat cheese crackers for dinner as they had not been invited in for at least cake, and her husband then stated that they guess we were busy and should go (all in a very passive aggressive tone). My husband and I just nodded yes. They finally left, but they really tried to make us feel guilty for not inviting them in for at least cake. It was awkward and strange to say the least, but confirmed that we really didn’t want to socialize with this couple! Needless to say, I went inside and changed all my settings on social media so they could no longer see any of my posts….and they couldn’t message me. 0920-18