Many years ago I had a job that looked as if it would go places and a girlfriend who I should have known better than to get involved with. I had been told that I was being given a promotion within the next month.
A person at my job offered each of us at work free tickets to see a musician. I took two of them, thanking the person giving them to me. When I got home, I informed my girlfriend that we had been given free tickets to this event and that it would be a nice date as I knew she enjoyed the musician. She seemed happy and thrilled.
A couple days later and suddenly I was on her “bad person” list. I asked what was wrong and after much drama I was informed that she was mad at me because I had not gotten more tickets( remember these were a gift from a person at work) for her 3 friends who also loved this musician and how dare I not think about them when I should know that they would really want to go too. In retrospect I should have just given the tickets to her friends or thrown them away.
I need to interject here that I have never told this story to my mother because I know how poorly I behaved in the next bit. Instead of stating that the two tickets were all that there were and it was supposed to be a romantic date, I went back and asked for more tickets. I know it was wrong, I know that it was a terrible etiquette breach. I berate myself for it still after all these years.
Fast forward to the day of the event. The three people that have decided they need to horn in on my date with my girlfriend and also my girlfriend have known for a couple of weeks that we will be sitting with my co-workers so I have asked them to be thoughtful of this. The office where I worked was very staid and we had just gotten a new accounts manager who was a very faithful Christian.
They all (including my girlfriend) showed up in very inappropriate clothing. Leather, fake piercings, fake tattoos, spray on colored hair, ripped jeans, spiked heels for the women, motorcycle boots for the guys. I’m in slacks and a shirt. We get to the venue and I realize that we are seated behind the account manager and the owner of the company, complete with both of their families and their very young children. And then it starts…
Shrieking, screaming, spilling food and drink on everyone around them, shouting sexual comments as first the warm-up act and then the main performer take the stage, my girlfriend and her three friends spent the entire event acting as inappropriately as they possibly could without getting kicked out by security. During the evening one of my girlfriend’s friends struck the owner of the company with his event program and told him to move his “F****** fat basketball head”. Another made a point of leaning forward and shouting in the account manager’s wife’s ear that he really wanted to have sex with the back up dancers on the stage (not in that tame of language).
I was fired the next day. Couldn’t blame them. 1211-08
I sure hope you “fired” your girlfriend and her purposely devious companions from your life shortly thereafter.