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post #16 of 38
I'm sorry you had to deal with that, but I feel perfectly vindicated.

About 6 weeks ago, someone posted a similar thread. When I mentioned that the kibitzer was probably jealous, I got my head bitten off by most of the other responders.

Thank you for making me feel good about what I said.

And everyone else is right, the nag is jealous because she may have planned the party, but it seems you got all the attention.

Sucks to be her.

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post #17 of 38
"The Office" LOL. I agree it is jealousy. I have one of those types sitting in my office now right behind me. God bless our pea pickin hearts for having the strength to ignore them and move on. judge.gif
post #18 of 38
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

And everyone else is right, the nag is jealous because she may have planned the party, but it seems you got all the attention.

Sucks to be her.



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post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.



Say it again (you're right)!!! It is amazing how people can behave when they are battling the green-eyed beast. I'm surprised she didn't try to sabotage the cake or event in some way.
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post #20 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lita829

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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.



Say it again (you're right)!!! It is amazing how people can behave when they are battling the green-eyed beast. I'm surprised she didn't try to sabotage the cake or event in some way.



I'd agree that it's either jealousy or she's so insecure about herself the only way she can feel better is by tearing others down or telling them how they're doing things wrong all the time. She has a problem and it sounds like whatever you would have done she'd still find something to complain about.
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post #21 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lita829

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Originally Posted by DefyGravity

Its called jealousy. She's probably one of those annoying overbearing people who always has to be right about everything, and the fact that you can do something she can't probably pisses her right off.



Say it again (you're right)!!! It is amazing how people can behave when they are battling the green-eyed beast. I'm surprised she didn't try to sabotage the cake or event in some way.



I'd agree that it's either jealousy or she's so insecure about herself the only way she can feel better is by tearing others down or telling them how they're doing things wrong all the time. She has a problem and it sounds like whatever you would have done she'd still find something to complain about.



So true. Its a shame that some people have to pull others down in order to elevate themselves. For many....envy is easier than admiration. Wouldn't it be easier and make more sense for people to concentrate on enhancing their God-given strengths and talents rather than coveting someone else's. I believe in the the law of abundance....there is enough of the good that life has to offer for everyone.
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post #22 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lita829

I'm surprised she didn't try to sabotage the cake or event in some way.



Maybe she did. Some frosting did fall off towards the end, after all. icon_wink.gif

I think your co-worker would get along quite nicely with about half of my extended family. They all miraculously know how to do cakes without having ever made a single one and can point out my mistakes in .02 seconds. I even once said, "You think you could do better?" and the reply: "I could!" (Have yet to see the proof, though). Some people!
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post #23 of 38
I have a friend sort of like that. Once a group of us were at her house and my cakes came up... Her husband was saying it takes real talent to make those cakes. She told him in front of everyone... " it's nothing hard! There's no big deal about it, I got my girls scout badge for cake decorating. It's not hard." I didn't say anything, but about two months ago, a group of us were at her house again, and she had made cupcakes. I got the shock of my life when she asked me to show her how to make swirls on the cupcakes! I thought, "hmm... If it's so easy, why would she need me to teach her something as simple as a swirl?" well I showed her how to do it and they looked like a child had made them! So much for it bring so "easy"!
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post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by SharonK1973

I have a friend sort of like that. Once a group of us were at her house and my cakes came up... Her husband was saying it takes real talent to make those cakes. She told him in front of everyone... " it's nothing hard! There's no big deal about it, I got my girls scout badge for cake decorating. It's not hard." I didn't say anything, but about two months ago, a group of us were at her house again, and she had made cupcakes. I got the shock of my life when she asked me to show her how to make swirls on the cupcakes! I thought, "hmm... If it's so easy, why would she need me to teach her something as simple as a swirl?" well I showed her how to do it and they looked like a child had made them! So much for it bring so "easy"!



LOL....I guess she was eating her words icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif On a serious note...the ego is like over-ripe fruit...it bruises very easily. It seems as though your friend's ego was bruised by your culinary gifts. I guess she was trying to deflect the attention you were getting from her man about your gifts. I know a lot about this sort of thing because I had to let ALL my female friends go because they were battling the green-eyed monster and were tearing my life apart piece-by-piece behind my back. Oh well....you live and you learn.
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post #25 of 38
The nerve of some people! I have a wonderful staff in my office, and not once has anyone ever tried to tell me they could do better... always asking when I'm bringing in more cake scraps! One the other hand, a few people in my own family will try to give "constructive critiscism"... yeah okay, its really called trying to be the center of attention... I guess your gonna get it no matter what you do, orhow good you are at any given task. There will always be someone who wants to steal the limelight.
My comeback to those who are just plain rude ?? "It must be nice to know it all!" icon_wink.gif
post #26 of 38
Kill 'er with kindness, honey! You can get in a little Christian love, ask her opinion on something. DEFER to her in front of other people. Buy a pair of shoes just like hers and wear them and make sure everyone knows you saw them on her, loved loved loved them and just had to have some. The results will just stagger ya!
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post #27 of 38
I know how you feel! Off topic of cakes -- I'm 11 weeks pregnant and if you've ever been pregnant or have kids you know that EVERYONE knows things better than you do. My mom has been driving me up a wall telling me that this won't work, and I shouldn't do this, and it's my decision but then she bad mouths my decision............so believe me! I know how you feel!
post #28 of 38
I know how you feel! Off topic of cakes -- I'm 11 weeks pregnant and if you've ever been pregnant or have kids you know that EVERYONE knows things better than you do. My mom has been driving me up a wall telling me that this won't work, and I shouldn't do this, and it's my decision but then she bad mouths my decision............so believe me! I know how you feel!
post #29 of 38
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I know how you feel! Off topic of cakes -- I'm 11 weeks pregnant and if you've ever been pregnant or have kids you know that EVERYONE knows things better than you do.

All 3 times that I was pregnant, it never failed to amaze me that it's open season on pregnant women! It's rude to say "How much weight have you gained?" .... unless you're asking a pregnant woman. It's rude to comment on how much a person is eating or not eating .... unless you're commenting to a pregnant woman.

My sister and I came up with a great response to "How much weight did you gain?" We'd smile and say, "The baby is going fine, thanks for asking."
post #30 of 38
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Originally Posted by BabyBear3

I know how you feel! Off topic of cakes -- I'm 11 weeks pregnant and if you've ever been pregnant or have kids you know that EVERYONE knows things better than you do.

All 3 times that I was pregnant, it never failed to amaze me that it's open season on pregnant women! It's rude to say "How much weight have you gained?" .... unless you're asking a pregnant woman. It's rude to comment on how much a person is eating or not eating .... unless you're commenting to a pregnant woman.

My sister and I came up with a great response to "How much weight did you gain?" We'd smile and say, "The baby is going fine, thanks for asking."



That has always amazed me too, especially when the comments come from women who have had children. With my first I gained way too much weight and actually had someone tell me that I must be having a girl (which I already knew was a boy) because my butt had gotten really big and had another friend continuously insist it must be twins - um, hello, don't you think the many u/s would have shown that??? I'm now 30 weeks w/my 4th and I am finally at a point where I just don't care what is said, though it doesn't happen so much now. I did just have a neighbor say, "wow, I haven't seen you for a while, you've really grown, must be due soon." When I answered "not soon enough, I have 10 weeks left", she dropped it. Most people are kind and encouraging, but those few, you just have to laugh at.
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