Miss Material Girl

The number of Filipinos working with me at the airport is growing. And with that, whenever somebody celebrates his/her birthday, we can afford to purchase bigger items by putting in at least $15 per person. It all started this year though. First celebrant got a Coach hand bag with matching wallet... second celebrant was a Boss headphone... third celebrant a Sony Digicam. I was in charge of buying these gifts and I am so glad to say that they all loved it!

Ms D is the "material girl" I wanted to blog about. Last February, I decided to host a Chinese New Year party at my place. And knowing that it is Ms D's boyfriend's birthday the next day, I decided to buy him a small present and a cake just to celebrate it.

Later that week, Ms D plan a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend but didn't invite our group at the airport. She said "but we already celebrated it at your place." And I said, "that's my party, not yours." Anyway, I/we decided to dropped the topic.

And with her boyfriend's new job, we would joke around asking for a treat because he got a higher paying job. And her reply? "No. There's too many of you, it is going to be very expensive."

Back to the gifts, she would always say "don't forget to get me something nice for my birthday too." Every time we would collect funds, she would ask me what am I planning to buy, and once she knows what it is, she would always make a comment like "I want one too for my birthday"... anyway, she's next in line, her birthday is in July, same month as me. She wanted us to celebrate together and have it at the park. Yesterday, we talked about the venue and menu. I told her I will bring at least 3 main dishes and ask her what she would bring. She said she'll be in charge of the drinks and paper plates and forks. Duh? So I told her she should at least bring a dish too and suggested burgers with cheese. And do you know her response? "That's going to be too expensive!"

What the hell is that? You expect nice gift for your birthday and yet you are not willing to treat people??? And you want it to be a joint celebration, but you are not contributing??? I hate people like her. One day, I am really going to tell her what I think of her... right now, I am trying my best to keep my mouth shut coz I don't want to hurt her feelings. But enough is enough...

2 comments:

uncertainhorizon said...

Some people are like that, the trick is to just brush it off. I have grown up with an older sister who still tells me what she wants for her birthday and such... and never gets me a thing... I just write it off...

JO said...

Thanks! I am definitely not going to be in charge of buying her a present...