My sister's friend who drove us over here, and is a good friend of her's and my Parents, but I can only handle for short periods of time. Both due to her booming voice *and* personality that to me is like fingernails going down a blackboard. Another factor? She's one of these people who is *never* wrong and even when she is, she'll stick w/whatever she believes. Such as...
Back when we first came here and I was able to do it health wise, I volunteered as a Leader w/the local Brownie Pack. Mom was out on Friday and ran into the lady who was the Brown Owl of the group. That led into a conversation of how expensive Guiding is now and that it's just not fair the kids have to pay just to be a part of Guiding and Scouting now, because *her kids* certainly never did.
Said completely w/a sniff of distaste, of course.
That made my eyebrows go up, as I clearly remember having to pay a Membership Fee starting w/Brownies and all the way through to Rangers and also as a Leader w/those Brownies. I also said that since we're all the same age, then they certainly paid too. Which brought the follow up of, "Oh, but you're not 43." To which me, my sister and our Mom all at the same time basically told her the same thing. May not be 43, but I am 40.
You could literally hear the snap of her jaw as it closed after that piece of information.
Of course the subject changed and also she started hitting the table as she talked, which creates vibrations, which in turn creates more pain for me w/what I'm dealing w/and gave me a grateful legitimate excuse to leave and come down here.
Anyway...I'm sure I'm remembering right, but decided to double check here, because I know there'll be someone on here who will know the answer to this one. Thanks in advance!!!