users and abusers

Posted by sourpatchbaby | 5/20/2008 | , , | 4 comments »

how come it's okay for people to take advantage of you and expect you to roll over and jump when they say but it's not okay to do the same to them?

I was at home eating dinner when my phone rang. I didn't pick up the phone because I was eating. As soon as my phone stopped ringing, The Hubby's phone rang. And then they called my phone right after again. Now I got home at 6:40pm yesterday and we were eating dinner around 7:30pm. Who was it? Once I finished eating I checked my messages. It was a person telling me that their child had to do a project and that they needed to come to my house and use the computer and since I didn't pick up the phone, they were on the way to my house. It was already past 8:30pm and I had a very cranky baby to deal with and now this person. Now, I'd already spoken to this person about their child's assignment two saturdays ago and he was supposed to come over that day to do the assigment. But once he found out that I didn't have a color printer he said he'd go to kinko's (we do, but it's not hooked up to the pc)so I didn't pay any mind to his message. Especially since this person had spent this saturday at my home from about 8pm until 2am. whatever.

So the person comes over and yup, you guessed it, the assignment is due on 5/20 (today) and the child needs the info asap (they have a pc at their house but they have dial up and don't like to use it a lot). What does this person do? Plops the child in front of the pc and expects me and hubby to help the child do the homework. Because it's easier to sit in the couch and let someone else do it. I was tired, cranky, pukey (ate too much), had a ton of dishes to do and wanted to clean my floors that day but no, I have to entertain this person. I went and sat in the living room with Ducky after I put The Kid to bed and was constantly being pulled away from watching House (did you see it?) to play hostess. blah, blah, blah, blah, I guess what really irked me was that I couldn't spend alone time with The Kid before he went to bed last night and the fact that the other child of this person had been playing with a flashlight of The Hubby's and when they were going to leave, he threw it in the couch. I had to ask him twice if that was the spot where he found the flashlight until the parent caught on and made their kid go and put it back. This after this child kept on putting his shoes on the couch and asking for food (he wasn't hungry, he just wanted junk food. I offered him rice and beans and he looked at me like I'd grown three heads. It aint my fault that your parents feed you junk, don't expect me to feed it to you)

4 comments

  1. sukku // 7:23 AM  

    Sometimes it happens and I guess it was their selfish attitude which pissed you off. Well some people are very thick skinned and self centered and there are plenty of them around.

    Bye and take care.

  2. alexandra // 7:28 PM  

    Next time, let them know how you feel, but be a good sport... I am sure that if they got dial up at home they are not pc/web advanced people and the best thing that happened to their kid was getting you and the Hubby's help. What if it was the student's final report or some major paper and if they bombed it they would have failed the grade. And because you helped they are moving to the next grade! Let's think of the bright side... you just helped a poor soul get a good grade! Yea for you!

  3. sourpatchbaby // 12:06 PM  

    I know I was being hard on them. It's just that I've been so darn tired lately with all this mandatory overtime that they're making me do. I just wanted to relax and not have to entertain ppl, kwim?

  4. Diana // 9:40 AM  

    IKWYM!
    I hate when people do stuff like that. For me it's when I'm ready to pass out from how tired I am and Daddy's friends show up. This usually gets my kids going, since they play with my kids, so I can't put them down...it throws everything off.
    BTW- I don't answer the phone when I'm eating either...