She has a horrible habit of badmouthing any person that’s out of the room, or ear shot.
Here’s an example: I brought my mother to get a blood test at a walk-in clinic, it was the third stop we did on all day outing that included two doctor visits, a trip to the bank, and some grocery shopping. She’s 90, no longer drives, but is able to get around without much assistance.
I stayed in the waiting room. Little did my mother know, the soundproofing there was nonexistent, and I could hear everything that was being said. As I sat there I heard her say to the lab technician, who was Chinese and spoke very little English, that her children didn’t care about her, and never help her.
On average I take off one day a month from work to bring her to her numerous appointments and errands. I usually sit in on all the doctor appointments, as I am her health care proxy.
I got kind of fed up and told her that I wouldn’t be able to take her to the following month’s appointments and that she would have to make other arrangements.
Should I have confronted her on it after we left the office? Or is it better just to let things roll of our backs?
Thanks for listening.