OP, her 53-year-old mother, and their 17-year-old cousin spent a week at their grandparents' house in a small village.
OP's mom met a retired colleague from the village. They had coffee, and the colleague brought her 27-year-old son, whom she knew.
OP, summoned by their cousin, encountered their mom's colleague and her son, discussing their choice of State ONE versus State TWO for college.
The colleague suggested OP should have chosen State ONE for college, offering their son's apartment and company, leaving OP uncomfortable despite initially thinking it was a joke.
OP felt creeped out and uncomfortable after the colleague's strange setup attempt, but their mom dismissed it as a joke.
The son searched for them, leading OP to lock themselves in their room, and the mom later apologized for their absence.
OP feels guilty for possibly overreacting and regrets not hanging out with the son. Was she in the wrong?
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OP dismisses theories of arranged marriage or dating, explaining the son needed company until his father arrived, prompting the hangout suggestion.
More clarifications from OP...
Get a room with better security than this setup!
Sorry for getting caught in that mess, OP.
Mom's got a 'special delivery' service for discomfort!
Playdate? Sounds more like a plot twist in a bad rom-com.
Olympic-level vibe dodging! Sprint away till it's safe.
Instincts never fail! If she ventures out, make it public, bring the cousin, and keep that phone juiced!
Trust the gut instinct—it's got better taste than a blind date set up by Mom!
Trust her spidey sense. Avoid like it's kryptonite!
Creepy vibes = major eww.
Mom's playing 'Employee of the Month' while forgetting she's CEO of Keeping Her Kid Safe.
Uncomfortable vibes? Bye, Felicia.
Trust instincts: Weird is the new red flag. Don't let Mom's matchmaking turn into a horror flick.
In the end, it turns out that forced friendships are like cheap glue—they might stick for a moment, but they can't hold the weight of genuine connection. Sometimes, the best relationships are those that come naturally, not those brewed in a cauldron of awkwardness and age gaps!
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