A friend of mine married this gal; and her family. So he ends up managing two households. Her family all live in one house, grown sons and grown daughter, their mom and the mom’s sister. The two sisters own the place. Well it turns out that the Mom’s sisters handling of the household expenses has resulted in some irregularities; so the rest of the household turned to my friend to manage these expenses. He takes money from each resident on a per month basis, and pays the utilities and property taxes.
The Mom’s Sister got wind of this, and called my friend up to give him a piece of her mind. She ended the conversation with, “And I won’t talk to you anymore”.
When he recounted this story to me, we simultaneously burst out into laughter. For we are both INT’s, and as such, care little about silly outbursts from people we don’t respect.
But that left a larger question. Probably the sister felt that she was delivering a real blow to my friend. Is this tactic (pushing one out of their circle) so powerful that it is the “go-to” tactic for women? How well does it work? With women? With men?