She’s a rude old bat!
My friend snaps her fingers at waiters, she’s rude to taxi drivers…and she’s getting worse with age.
On our annual trip to Lisbon – we’ve been going for 23 years – she was so rude to the hotel staff, the manager told me other guests were complaining.
So I told her to behave and now she won’t speak to me! What should I do? Mildred, 63
If your friend’s always been a bit like this, but is now behaving even more badly, perhaps she’s unwell. Speak to her family, as several forms of dementia can affect personality. But if she’s just turning into a horrible old lady who treats people like this, do you really want to be friends with her?
It may be time to part ways. If she won’t talk to you, leave her to it. Sadly, she’ll end up very lonely.