Thursday, December 20, 2007

Arrgg! and *#%$*&#$*!

And you thought I was done posting for the year....ha!

Whatever happened to people with manners? If I get the door slammed in my face one more time as I walk behind someone who refuses to hold it for an extra second so that I can get the stroller through, I just might lose it! Not to mention the ladies who race through the aisles with their carts, practically running over my heels because I am not moving fast enough for them- oh so many words that I don't dare put in this because my children might be bored enough to read this someday. Atleast I take the time to swerve out their way so that they can get around me, but how dare me to expect a "thanks!" out of it, naturally! Even before I had a baby, I was aware of women pushing strollers and would go out of my way to hold the door for them, slow down for them in parking lots, squeeze around them in the aisles, let them go first if she had less items than me and a screaming child....I swear! I was courteous like that! Why can't I find the same? I am not expecting special treatment, just a dash of common courtesy. Do you think I enjoy pushing my 19lb child through cram-packed stores 4 days before Christmas? Do you think I'm getting my jollies out of such a dreadful experience? Do you think I love to hope and pray that his nap lasts just 10 minutes longer, or just long enough to get us through the line that has 50 people who are all returning crap? Not so much.

Just makes me think of the woman at the pediatrician's this week who was complaining about having a toddler and twins, all under the age of 4. I felt somewhat awful for her until she mentioned that her "nanny only works from 8-6 and the rest of the time she and the husband are on their own!" *gasp* How does she survive? You know, while I'm at it, something else that's been bugging me. My cousin got married in June. We sent her a very nice cashmere throw blanket and never got a thank you note. Being worried that she didn't receive it, I asked my grandmother to inquire. "I asked her, she says they received it right before the wedding." Oh, okay- thanks! Was just curious to see if she indeed received the darn thing! It's those little things that really get the blood boiling. Not to mention her little brother graduated this year and we sent him money for that...think we got a thank you card from that little turd? Well heck no! Why would expect such a thing? Guess they don't make thank you notes in Idaho. Stupid, rude, thoughtless people. Happy fricken holidays.

4 comments:

John said...

Now, now..chillax Lynsey. Don't let the madness (or the maddening people) get to you. The world has thoughtless folks running around in it, and part of your challenge is to smile in spite of them. Don't let them succeed in ruining your *&$#@%^* day, because they're going to keep trying :).

~Kelli said...

They DO make thank you cards in Idaho......And by the way, yours is in the mail......well, better run, I am heading to the post office...
:-)

Peter N said...

Hi Lyns......I wanted to wish you and yours a very happy and HEALTHY holiday. And you wrote this...

".....my children."

Are you thinking of....of....well, you're already the best Mom ever! Be well, be safe, I love ya!!!

Doris said...

I agree with you!!! People are so rude these days. It's like "Didn't your parents ever teach you how to respect others?!" Oh, and I just HATE it when people don't hold the door for you! Thanks for the blog Lynsey...we were all thinking it! :-)