We have a dinner invitation to my niece’s house this evening. Normally that would hardly be a problem. But her sister is in town.
That niece and her family now refuse to acknowledge my very presence; I’m invisible and inaudible to them.* I wouldn’t go, but I have to drive my sister there.**
And no, I don’t know why I turned nonexistent. My niece has long disliked me — again, for some unknown reason — but the refusal by her and her kids to acknowledge my existence only started a few years ago. She used to be polite, at least.
I’ll take a book and sit outside. (Which I wish I’d remembered to bring to the wedding/reception this past weekend; yeah, they were there, too.)
Sorry; I usually keep unpleasant personal stuff off the blog (other than finances, I guess). For some reason this seemed worth noting.
* Her youngest still sees me. I think that’s because she’s too young to know better. She doesn’t speak to me.
** She doesn’t want to risk driving for now due to the possibility of a stroke while behind the wheel.
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