By millie219 - 13/08/2012 15:20 - United Kingdom - Edinburgh
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Knowing that, he probably didn't take it to heart, considering she's clearly wrong.
On the contrary, it's actually rather surprising how deeply the mind can be affected by comments from any source directed towards the owner. Even when a clearly deranged, complete stranger hurls an insult at you, you'll still feel uncomfortable to some degree - and in this case, it's his girlfriend's mother. I don't know about you, but I would definitely care about the opinion of my girlfriend's family members, crazy or not.
Just because a guy is sweet and does volunteering, doesn't make him perfect. He'd have the same flaws as anyone, and perhaps OP's mother is just being (very) vocal about it. And OP's mum might be a utter bitch... Or maybe OP is actually a silly teenager, who is just raging because her mother doesn't approve of her bf. There's just obviously more to the story.
Based on actual words and proof. I guess it hurts to get that attitude thrown back at you, hey? But okay, I'll just end it here, cause making shit up about OP just to feel bigger than them is more fun for you guys than working with the actual information given. I'm not gonna be able to convince you otherwise.
I think the argument isn't the Op's mother is perfect or that Op's boyfriend has some flaws (which is true, even sweet people can sometimes get frustrated or tell the wrong joke) but that there is more to the story we should hear. We don't know what Op's mom is yelling about, or what Op's boyfriend said before that. However, I will say that Op's dictation does not sound like a teenager. But Op's boyfriend is not perfect and you should not assume that one perspective is the ONLY perspective. My boyfriend is sweet, kind, fun, amusing, and interesting...to me. To other people who piss him off or try to tell him what to do he rips a new one. He is sarcastic and kind of an asshole to the rest of the world. So where my perspective is that he is a charming, loving boyfriend, everyone else sees him as a dick. So even if Op's boyfriend volunteers and is sweet to her, he might be the world's biggest prick. A lot of charming, sweet people turn out to be child molesters and murderers because people trusted them and didn't think anything was wrong. I am not saying Op's boyfriend is any of these things, but perspective is not always reality.
I like asking complex questions or questions they aren't ready for. Makes them angry and flustered. My sister was in the habit of placing the phone on the counter if they asked for my father. She'd tell them to hold on while she got him and then come back ten minutes later...telemarketer averted. My brother would just talk to the telemarketer, continuously, about random subjects. Wouldn't let the poor soul have a word in edgewise. They usually just hung up on him. I know that they're people just doing their job, but the amount of telemarketers who call is absolutely ridiculous.