Long, but really, perfectly in keeping with the OP: I went to another endless school-related meeting tonight, and took my 13-year old daughter with me. One lady there is very much the “I know best” type, always has to interrupt and tell you why she simply knows better, and of course always in that damned condescending tone. After yet another interruption from this woman, while I was trying to make a point, I glanced at my daughter. She’s staring at the interrupting cow, and then she looks at me and rolls her eyes dramatically. Interrupting cow caught the eyeroll and the subsequent giggle-stifle from me. And then she ACTUALLY SHUT UP.
Afterward, I made an attempt to chastise my daughter - it’s really not nice to roll your eyes, even if people are idiots. She said, “I don’t care what she thinks of me. Do you care what she thinks of you?” I thought about this for a minute, and then radmitted that while I would prefer to have this person’s cooperation, it isn’t necessary that she like me - after all, I do not like her, and I manage to function civilly. Daughter said, “See? I told you I was capable of clarity.”
I haven’t stopped laughing for the last half hour. I love that kid.