As we are in the DC area, we needed to fly down to
At this point, it’s time to note that there are two separate groups of friends involved in this trip. My group includes me and two friends in
So Jill and Jane have been doing all of the legwork in finding good airfare rates and hotel prices. They’ve been doing the research as to what areas to stick to and what the general gameplan will be. So everything gets booked because of them. Two weeks before the trip, the Nazi sends us all an e-mail which essentially volunteers us to pay for everything that BTB would pay for: airfare, hotel, meals, drinks, everything in life. Now, we were all going to pay for her drinks and meals anyway, but the e-mail was quite annoying. Among other things, it made it seem like she did everything for this trip. We respond saying that we’d like to, but none of us are in a position to pay for that much stuff. She responds saying that we should, that it’s BTB’s time, and that she’s trying to do this even though she has to support her son.
Our reaction: So why don’t you fucking pay for your fucking son?! We wanted a cheaper trip, you’ve convinced the BTB to go with this super-expensive one instead, and you want us to pay even more. (Sidenote: The Nazi has been slowly taking over the BTB’s mind.) We didn’t actually tell her this, instead, we very calmly let her know that it couldn’t be done.
MOH’s contribution: Why don’t we fill BTB’s hotel room with purple flowers?
Our reaction: Are you stupid? Do you have any idea how much a room full of purple flowers will cost? You want to do this when we’re only going to be there for two days? Where are you going to get this money when you have two kids with a super-worthless baby daddy?¹ Again, we didn’t actually ask her these questions. We just ignored this tidbit and pretended we didn’t notice it.So we’re already annoyed with the Nazi weeks before the trip. There are a number of other infractions, but I can only type about so much annoyance at once. At this point, we just decide to suck it up, do our best to have fun, and try to not let the Nazi get to us.
¹ He has two kids and just decided to go to college. Normally, I’d applaud this. However, this is why I’m not: He’s attending a school which many people in our neighborhood commute to from home. Instead, he’s dorming and knocking up unsuspecting freshmen with his super-potent