I have this insufferable friend that thinks that she’s better than all of us because she got a great job straight out of university and bought a new car with her salary. Initially I was really happy for her, just like any good friend would be. But she just turned into this person that was always comparing her achievements to others and almost pitying those that hadn’t done the same things she had.
It got a lot worse when she bought her new car. Pretty much all she ever talks about now is how her car runs so well and how we shouldn’t take my car because it’s not as safe as hers. Well, excuse me… I just got a transmission service; my car is fine! Just because it isn’t brand new it doesn’t mean we’re driving in a ticking time bomb. My car has it’s roadworthy certificate and I get it serviced whenever I need to. These conversations are just annoying now.
I’m going to make sure that I don’t tell her the next time I have to get something repaired or serviced on my car. I bet you she’ll say something condescending about how I’m going to pay for it, or talk about how she’s never had to get that repair done on her car. Like… Carla, I’m sorry that I’ve made multiple trips to the tyre repair shop. Preston isn’t as close to the city as where Carla lives, so I bet you she pities me for that too. I’m just sick of it at this point, if I’m being totally honest.
I’ve spent a great deal of time this year trying to not let her bother me. I just don’t have a competitive attitude and I don’t understand people that do. I just want to have the type of friendship with Carla that is supportive and fun, like it used to be. I hope I don’t change as much as she did when I get a full time job.