Just Can’t Tell
So there’s a situation that I just can’t get a read on.
My best friend from undergrad is in vet school right now, 16 hours away from me.
I know that it was highly competitive to get in (there’s only 28 or so schools in the U.S.).
And I know that it’s a lot of material considering they have to learn about all different animal systems, not just one.
But she frequently makes comments that irks me the wrong way and I just don’t know how to take it.
Like sometimes she makes a comment about really cheap airfare to come visit her and it makes me mad because why would she assume that I have the time during medical school to fly out to another time zone to visit her?
But on the other hand, I know that she’s lonely out there so it could just be her being her and goofing around on the internet.
Then, she’ll send messeges about how much work she has and say ‘Not looking for pity but…’ and go on to say all this stuff she had to learn.
Or ‘Why didn’t you try to talk me out of this?’
We’re in the same boat, more or less.
Does she think that I have less work than her?
I just can’t shake the feeling that she’s somehow looking down on me or making passive aggressive statements about how much work she has.
Or is she just complaining in general and I’m taking it the wrong way?