How to deal with a brat

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Registered: 07-02-2003
How to deal with a brat
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Thu, 09-25-2003 - 1:58pm
I need some advice - on what to say to a total brat!

My BF and his son are close friends to this boy and the boy's GF (if that makes sense!) The girl, we'll call her Miss Brat, is, you guessed it - a spoiled little rich girl, priss pot brat. She thinks if she just bauts her eyes and talks all cutesy she'll get her way with anyone, and for some reason this works on all the men she encounters. Hmm, wonder why???? Anyways, my BF runs into Miss Brat and her BF, and MB mentions that she wanted to see this play thats being held at an event center (that I happen to work at). My BF mentions to her that I work there, and shes like "Oh! Ask her if she can get me tickets!"

Now, ordinarily I wouldnt mind one bit giving someone the hook up, but heres the catch:

MB contantly cuts me down behind my back. She doesnt even know me, but she feels obligated to make smarta** remarks - about my apperance, my intellect, and about the age difference between my BF and I. Now, I dont know about you, but my generosity has all but diminished towards her. When she comes to ask me if she can have the tickets, what should I say to her? I am so irritated that I cant come up with anything! I want to be the bigger person, but I dont want her to think she can have her way. What would YOU say? I would really appreciate some feedback! Thanks!
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 09-25-2003 - 2:44pm
Well, you have the upper hand here. You have something that she wants. Make her write a 500 word essay explaing why you should get these tickets for her. (Just Kidding) But do confront her and make her explain her rational for all the smart comments and remarks about you. I commend you for wanting to be the bigger person in this situation but don't just give in. Make her give you something that you want in exchange, Like an apology. I'd Make it known that you do not HAVE to do this, but you will because she's friends with so and so. or you could just tell her that you'll check into it but don't go out of your way to get these tickets. OR if you want to be sarcastic say something like this.... "O honey I tried to get the tickets , I really did. After all, you've been nothing but nice to me, It was the least I could have done". But I assume that you are a bigger person than to say something like that, but it would be funny. Good Luck.
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Registered: 07-02-2003
Fri, 09-26-2003 - 6:27pm
LOL - I like the essay part - good stuff!

Also, I wanted to add that another reason I am reluctant to say anything is because she is friends with my BF's son. He doesnt care too much for me, and if I say something mean to her, him and her BF will gang up on me and it won't be pretty. Its taken me two years to get along with the son and it seems like I have to walk on eggshells as it is. I think Im being too nice about this.... Thanks for the advice!
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Sat, 09-27-2003 - 9:57am
Give her the phone number to the box office.

Seriously, that is how you can help her. If she comes back and asks again, just tell her that to buy tickets, that is the number.

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