This is how it happened.
The final straw came last week when I was sitting in my sitting room on the computer.
Straw #1: The woman asked me if I was wearing deodarant when she came in the house. I was like, WTF??? I just ignored her because all she likes doing is getting a rise out of me.
Straw #2: She lost her own keys in the sitting room and started ranting and raving at me as to whether I had seen them….umm how can I have seen your keys if you just bopped into the sitting room?
Straw #3: She told me that she wanted to make a phone call. I was still in the sitting room and because her room is next door to the sitting room, she has this wild fantasical idea that if anyone is in the sitting room, they should go all the way to their room (mine which is at the end of the flat). I told her I wasn’t going to listen to her conversation. To cut things short, she was being so hostile with me that I just left the sitting room and then spoke to my friend in my room.
Straw #4: Continuously interrupting me when I am on the phone. To my friend. Next!
Straw #5: I put a rosary around the doorknob of my door and she somehow thinks it is all about her and how I want to protect myself from her. Um, NO. I am a Catholic and Catholics tend to show their faith with artefacts and possessions of Christ in their home. Why on earth would she think I am making my religion about her?
The Final Straw #6: This is what made me leave the house. She said she wanted to talk to me about something. I went to the kitchen with my rosary in my hand as I was about to pray in my room. She then made another comment about my rosary. I just went into my room and started saying a Hail Mary, to give me strength.
What ensued was the following (here is a short excerpt, paraphrased of what she said). All of these things she said was all when I was praying and she shouted them from the corridor like a teenager having a tantrum:
Such a Catholic when you are bonking men
That is a reference to me and Bank Man. Not only is that a low blow, but I would never ever try and link someone’s religion to their sex life, even if they were my best friend. Religion is incredibly personal so for anyone to say that, I think it is not only intolerant but offensive and childish.
She made an indiscriminate comment about Catholic priests being convicted of paedophilia
Clearly she only said that to hurt my feelings.
She made another comment, screaming saying how I should clean and vacuum more
If she wants me to clean more (which I do), that isn’t an issue. But to scream and shout all the while when I am praying and when you KNOW that I am praying. I told her to stop talking to me as I was praying but she continued to shout at me from the corridor.
Not only is this woman irrational but she is unhinged. She told me she was into meditating, but I thought spiritual people were calm souls — what happened?
I have not returned to sleep at the flat for over 1 week.
I have never been bullied before nor have I ever been threatened to be hit (which she did, when she told me a few weeks ago that she would slap me down after an argument).
I have been in a state of shock that this has happened to me. I have always seen myself as a cheerful and happy woman, ready to get along with most people. I never gave her the opportunity or reason to be upset with me. I am not perfect but do I deserve verbal abuse no?
What would you do?