New neighbor -
Informed me that I needed to leave for work later because I was bothering her.
Now I assure you that I don't make unusual noise when I leave. Just shut up the house. I put my purse/computer bag/lunch bag on the passenger side, shut that door, and get in the driver side. My doors do go thump a bit but not more than any other car. Regular engine noise. Occasionally Popcorn will bark his head off - but he isn't my dog I can't do anything about him. (He belongs to the people behind me)
I told her that today was my last work day, summer vacation has started. I will be leaving early for workshops or to pick up Loren and Brett but that will be around 7 not 5.
One thing I worry about is that she will get it into her head she won, and flip out come 3rd week of August when I go back to work.
I read your story and just shook my head in wonder. Oh, I believe you, it's not that. I shook my head because I just cannot understand the thinking of someone like your new neighbor. Obviously, she expects you
to reorganize your work day for her
benefit... where does she come from, thinking that that is reasonable? Why should you do that?
OK, I know, this is the snowflake thread, and it is about other people who think they are so special that the world should revolve around them.
But where do you suppose that thinking comes from? (Just curious to know if there are theories about causes.)