Is This ‘Friend’ Being Passive Aggressive, or Just Nice?
Is calling something "cute" being passive aggressive?
Most of us have gotten pretty good at telling whether or not a friend is being passive aggressive with us or not, but it's not something Monica thinks she's good at and she wants to know what we think. Here is what she wrote to us,
"My husband and I are in the process of attempting to buy our first house. As you already know houses are so expensive now and finding one is even harder. But we're still out there trying. Last week we were out with a group of work friends and I showed one of my coworkers the house we are trying to get. It's a smaller house but it's affordable and it's perfect for us right now.
A little background, this coworker is nice but she grew up with nice things and lives in a nice house and now her and her husband who are my same age, live in a house that was probably around eight or $900,000. I know, because I looked at it on one of those real estate apps. Now I don't know how she affords it, but that's beside the point.
Back to the happy hour. I show her the picture of the house we are looking at and her words exactly were "Oh! That's so cute!" Cute? You think my house is cute? Just because mommy didn't help me pay for it and I have to pay for it myself and can't live in an $800,000 home you get to belittle my home as "cute"? I was fuming the rest of happy hour. My husband said he totally gets where I'm coming from and told me I need to stay away from toxic people like her. Am I being overly sensitive?"
OHH MAN!! That is DEFINITELY passive aggressive!!!!! When someone in my world calls something cute or even cozy in my world, they are definitely being passive aggressive....LOL! It's hard to really say in this case, I do think that the woman's facial expression when she said would clear it up.
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