Dear Mouthy Housewives,
Last week I went to a get together for the moms in my daughter’s kindergarten class. As we were headed back to our cars, one of the other mothers pointed to the politically-inspired bumper sticker on my SUV and said, “Good thing I don’t have a tire iron in my hand or I’d smash your window!” Then she started laughing and said, “I’m just kidding!”
I didn’t know what to do because I was so stunned, but now I’m furious. Should I say something to her or just ignore it since we’ll have to be around each other all year?
Dear Bumper Mother,
Well, obviously your mistake was going to this kind of social event in the first place. We here at The Mouthy Housewives strongly advise against ever fraternizing with class moms, especially the kindergarten ones. After all, who knows what those tennis skirted whackjobs will do once they get you alone? It’s a wonder you even made it out of there with all of your original body parts intact.
Regarding the woman who made the comment, let’s all just be honest and say she’s a bitch. (And if you don’t like referring to another woman as a “bitch,” we can call her something a little nicer. Like “Mrs. Bitch.”) Of course it’s okay if she disagrees with your political views, but she definitely should have saved her disagreeable comment until she gets to know you better. Or until Christmas dinner, like we do in my family.
Personally, I think she did you a favor because now you know from the get-go that she’s someone to avoid. Believe me, there’s nothing worse than meeting a mom at the beginning of the year, thinking you’re going to be BFFs, then boom! Two months later you’re sitting in a leaky Girl Scout cabin drinking homemade wine and talking to her alter-personality “Big Wanda Gillooley” about her recent anal probe. Not good.
Therefore, my advice is to not bring up the comment again and just be bare-minimum nice to this woman. She probably won’t ever be your friend, but she doesn’t have to be your sworn enemy, either. Especially since she has access to a tire iron.