Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Volkswagen to Mercedes

OK, this is not my story, rather a story from one of my best gals in Georgia. But I asked her if I could blog the tale if I left her name out of it (which I would do anyway) and she agreed. Y'all have just got to hear (er...read) this!

So first to set the scene. Georgia was the Maid Of Honor in the wedding of one of her best friends a few weeks ago. All the bridesmaids and the bride were all in the same sorority and were best friends during their college years. But as it happens sometimes, things change when you leave the safety bubble of college. Of the five best girlfriends, four are still extremely close. But there was a series of situations a number of years ago with the fifth friend. Let's call her Country. There were just a lot of things that she did and didn't do that lead to a split. It was slow and painful. But life goes on. Country moved on and so did the four best gals. But Country and the Bride do still sort of talk. Sort of. Sometimes. For whatever reason, Bride also asked Country to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. Georgia and the other two maids were less than thrilled with the notion of being in a wedding with someone who is so not a good friend (or even that great of a person much of the time) but seeing as how it was not their wedding, they sucked it up like good bridesmaids. There were some uncomfortable situations at showers and bachelorette parties but for the most part, everyone was congenial and polite and was all surface nice nice. It was fine.

So fast foreword to two weeks ago at the wedding. Georgia looks hot of course in her MOH dress and her new layered hair cut. Her MOH speech rocks. She's having a ball. But just before the wedding began- like before the wedding ceremony even started- Country's Momma came over to say hello to Georgia. Georgia was understandable a bit weary of this interaction as she has not seen Country's Momma in many many years. But a simple hello never hurt anyone, right? Here is what she said (or I might be paraphrasing but I'm getting it close enough, I promise)....

Country's Momma: "Georgia, you look really very beautiful tonight!"
Georgia: "Oh, thank you. You look great too."
Country's Momma: "I guess you started out a Volkswagen and turned into a Mercedes."
Georgia: " " (who the heck knows what to say after just being told by your enemy's mother that she apparently thought you were what, ugly, at one point in your life?!)

Georgia was able to steal a quick minute to herself in a corner to compose and hold back the tears before the wedding started. Her toast brought the reception to both laughter and tears - it was a hit. She pulled it off and was the bigger person.

But can you believe an adult- stone sober- would say that to someone? Is that not the most appalling thing ever?! And for the record, Georgia has always been beautiful. She has this most adorable tom-girl/girl-girl, yin/yang to her. I just want to kick Country's Momma and Country (for good measure) for being so nasty. I wouldn't actually kick her though. Heck, I can't even stand in the same room as a bird/bat/whatever. I'm not keen on violence. But if I was, I would kick her in the shin. Ew- don't be mean to my Georgia!!

13 comments:

emersonsmama said...

That is horrendous. I can match it, I think. I'll have to post...

Muffy said...

GASP! That's pretty awful!

Buford Betty said...

What a nutjob. Obviously the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree there. Well I really hope *Georgia* didn't take it to heart. I know it's SO hard not to let someone's words hurt you, but that woman was totally just doing it to be mean. A little passive aggressive stab. Georgia is far too sweet and cute to deserve such treatment.

And hey, VW's are totally cute, if you ask me.

Belle-ah said...

That is just plain bad manners! Harumph...Bless her little heart.

lisagh said...

Well I drive a Volkswagen and I think they're amazing - and I'm sure Georgia is too!

(I get the metaphor... I'm just saying.)

Lauren said...

Ugh - I know several passive aggressive people like that. I can't believe some of the things they say ...

I hope you enjoy your week!

Tammy B said...

What a horrible thing to say. I'm glad Georgia handled it with grace.

Amelia said...

As Stephanie Tanner would have said, "How Rude!" That is just awful!

Lindsey said...

Honestly, there are people who actually SAY things like that? I thought it was reserved for Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner novels!

Breezy said...

Now, I don't know you or your friends...but I will say, upon reading this my first thought was "Aww, VW's are adorable!" I used to drive a "punchbuggy" and thought it was the cutest car ever! If I were Georgia I would take it as a compliment (though I have a friend similar to Country so it's quite possible Country's mama wasn't being nice). Too bad she won't have the opportunity to say back "Why thank you. I never knew you thought I was soo adorable and I'm glad we agree that I've turned from an adorable girl to a dazzlingly hot woman! I'm sure Country will make the change sometime too."

Michelle said...

WOW, I'm glad your friend rose above the mothers cattieness.. it just shows her lack of class. That says alot for your friend, I would have HAD to have a comeback.

Mom x 2 said...

Your friend behaved with tact and grace in the face of someone who has none. Well done her!

Leslie Ann said...

What a bitch.

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