Monday, November 30, 2009
We All Have One, Right?
Happy Monday, Peeps!
Notice how cheery I am and how freakin thrilled I am to be back at work after a four day hiatus! Whoo hoo!
Yeah, I thought so.
Clearly you know me better than that.
The reality is that I didn't want to drag my sorry ass out of bed this morning for all of the Rick Springfield sightings in the world. Me no likey Monday mornings. Me thinky they suck big ones.
So, speaking of sucking big ones (How's that for a lead in?), let me tell you about something that happened to Hubby and me on Thanksgiving.
You ever notice how leading up to this holiday, everyone's all---I am sooooo thankful for my family!?
Yeah, well...YOUR HONOR!! I OBJECT!!
See, I love my family.
But, some of them?
Well, I like them as much as I like Monday mornings. And having to deal with them on the holidays just sucks the life out of me. Seriously.
Here's this year's example:
Picture it: I am sleeping in on Thanksgiving morning because I am not saddled with the cooking for the day. Suddenly, the phone rings at 9:00am and I look at the caller ID. I don't recognize the number but I answer it anyway.
On the other end of the phone, I hear the voice of a long lost family member who hasn't called our house IN LIKE TWO YEARS! And I think to myself HOLY CRAP! Holidays really do bring families together! Right?
So, then Long Lost Family Member says, "Happy Thanksgiving!"
And I am in shock that he even thought about us on this day and so I respond in amazement, "Happy Thanksgiving! Oh my God! How are you?!" Because I am being sincere and ASSUME that he is, too.
And then he says (BRACE YOURSELVES!), "Good. I'm good. Um...
Can I borrow fifty bucks?"
How's that for a kick in the pants?
Thanks for shooting that arrow through my heart, a**hole.
You gotta love em' (It's a law or something)....
Even if you don't necessarily like them very much.