Sometimes your significant other can have some significantly annoying friends. It’s difficult but you do your best to suck it up and get along and, usually, you can.
But a woman just shared a story on the r/relationships subreddit, and I feel like she may have found the exception to the rule.
So her husband’s buddy from college, Gary, sounds as though he’s impossible to get along with.
And the worst part, he’s staying with the couple for a week.
“Gary talks almost non-stop!” she began.
“He literally talked (mostly about himself) throughout the entire dinner we had last night. He kept talking after dinner. He kept talking until we went to bed. He has an opinion about EVERYTHING.”
Yep, we all know a Gary.
It didn’t take long for the couple to become frustrated with motormouth mate. During dinner, the woman tried to politely let Gary know he was monopolising the conversation and continually talking over her.
“I said ‘EXCUSE ME, please allow me to finish.’”
But Gary just laughed and then kept talking.
The woman’s husband also tried to curb Gary’s constant chat. Yay, good husband!
“Gary, I would like to hear what Bri has to say,” he interjected.
Gary gave a placatory nod then kept talking.
Then their dinner arrived and in a desperate attempt to stop Gary, now the equivalent of a conversational stairmaster, Bri…
BEGAN EATING HIS DINNER.
That got his attention.
“Bri, what are you doing? Please stop eating my steak!”
The woman ignored Gary and continued to chow down, we’re sure enjoying every schadenfreude-flavoured bite.
And it worked!
“Gary didn’t speak a word the whole time and I got to eat in glorious silence,” she said.
But her husband thought she bit off a little more than she could chew, and has asked she apologised to Gary, who is really upset…
We think the woman should stand her ground, screw it, let them eat steak.
You can read the full Gary story here: