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Old 01-22-2013, 09:42 AM
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How Rude!!!!!

Uggh! So today is my first day in a new grade level and it is a teacher work day.
I am in my room and I get this text from my former teammate.
"We would love for you to still go to lunch with us, but we are going to Japanese."

I don't like Asian food at all, so she knows I wouldn't go.

Am I overreacting, or was that incredibly rude? She didn't have to say anything about lunch! I haven't even laid eyes on her today!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:51 AM
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Uggh! So today is my first day in a new grade level and it is a teacher work day.
I am in my room and I get this text from my former teammate.
"We would love for you to still go to lunch with us, but we are going to Japanese."

I don't like Asian food at all, so she knows I wouldn't go.

Am I overreacting, or was that incredibly rude? She didn't have to say anything about lunch! I haven't even laid eyes on her today!

I think you are overreacting.

I'm surprised there is nothing that you would find tolerable at a Japanese restaurant, even if it had to be a special order. My SIL goes to Chinese restaurants all the time and claims to love the food, but she gets them to steam chicken with no spices and steam vegetables with no spices or sauce. Yet, she claims to love Chinese food when she basically took all the Chinese out of the food.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:44 AM
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Maybe I am missing it but I think she was being nice. She wanted to let you know you were still invited even though you moved. She probably was afraid you would find out and so she didn't want you to think you weren't invited. As for it being Japanese, if people go out to eat regularly there is bound to be a time that someone doesn't like the food. I wouldn't be to hurt by it
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:13 PM
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I think she was just making sure you didn't think they were totally ignoring you.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:49 PM
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I think she was just making sure you didn't think they were totally ignoring you.
This!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:56 PM
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You are overreacting.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:38 PM
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I would probably feel a little hurt. I can be sensitive though.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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Well, she is more the "let's pick Japanese because giraffe doesn't like it" type. I could hear her voice when I read it, and it was not a nice voice

I had literally no one to vent to at school at that exact moment...
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:10 PM
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I wouldn't have thought twice about it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:10 PM
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Probably would have been better stated phrased a bit differently, but I also think she was trying to be inclusive.
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