#SoCS April 7/18 – Passive/Aggressive

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “passive/aggressive.” Use one, use both, bonus points if you start your post with one or the other. Enjoy!

Now, usually, I would have spent ages trying to think how I could start the post with either word, and end with it too… but as I am officially away, and I just wanted to pay lip service to my regular SoCS post, I think I can excuse the need for the bonus points!

I think I have the perfect example of passive/aggressive behaviour from this weekend alone!

We have booked a lovely serviced apartment for a few nights with the kids – a little breakaway.

Hubby Dearest is great at finding reasons for requesting upgrades etc.

This time, he had requested an apartment with a balcony. The one we paid for apparently didn’t have one, so the company offered to upgrade us to a ‘Premier’ apartment, but it was in a slightly different area.

Two bathrooms (always a bonus) and two balconies – and all the mod cons requested. Perfect!

When we got here, it was a little trek from the carpark,  and space was, shall we say, compact. Yes, there were two of everything, but it was all rather small.

He decided to contact them, to mention his disappointment.

It turns out that the reason we didn’t get the originally booked place was because there was actual damage to it. And it sounds like we didn’t even get a like for like swap.. but a downgrade, and all for the same price!

Time for him to get all passive/aggressive.

He’s good at that. Manages to make someone feel obliged to do something with his words, conveying his message in a way that sounds polite, but is actually quite harsh.

Anyway, as we sat at dinner, he was exchanging emails with this guy who then offered to taxi us to a different place (which looks better in the photos) but is in a slightly dodgy area.

So far, the plan is, we sleep on it… take em swimming in the morning and then decide on whether it’s worth moving, or arrange for some discount, and stay where we are…

Let’s see what happens eh!



Happy Saturday Peeps!


26 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. syl65
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 21:57:57

    I hope you all have a good time regardless and it enjoy the getaway.

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  4. Erika Kind
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 13:38:29

    However it may turn out, enjoy your time with your family, sis!!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Jennie
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 12:13:30

    Oh, the choice dilemma. I love how your hubby uses passive and aggressive. Whatever the decision, enjoy the stay.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. bikerchick57
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 11:59:09

    Whatever you decide – stay or move – enjoy and relax. That’s the whole point of these days, right? Have a wonderful time away!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 09:05:54


  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 09:04:00


  9. willowdot21
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 07:07:46

    Hi Sis, I have to agree with pranabaxom. It what you give of yourselves to the children not the surroundings that matter. You don’t won’t to be moving all weekend stick with the devil / apartment you know and get some money back . Don’t bother with that firm again. Vote with your feet 💜 have a good weekend and relax 💜💜😉😉

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  10. pranabaxom
    Apr 07, 2018 @ 04:14:09

    Enjoy your stay. Don’t let these small aggravation ruin your vacation. Later in life the kids will remember the quality time they spent with you, not the square feet of the apartment.

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