So did everyone see me on the news last night? Great. I know we don’t usually watch the WB, but it was worth it for me to hear my name THAT many times. Let me tell you how it happened…
I was on my way to lunch with a coworker, when we encountered a newswoman and her cameraman on the street corner. Jill, the news lady, asked if we would mind being taped as we answered some questions. Then, she said, “Actually, it would be great if we could interview you in the car, as you’re driving around the neighborhood.” I said, “Hop in.” What a fun and different way (I mean, surprising and delightful) to begin my lunch, having a reporter in the backseat and a cameraman in the front. She told me halfway through our ten-minute ride that I was doing great and helping her immensely, and thanked me for allowing them to tape in the car.
It didn’t seem out of the ordinary for me to have them in my car, to be taped, all of it was well within my nearly limitless comfort zone. Too bad I didn’t have my new glasses for that ride, but guess what??? I HAVE my GLASSES!
That’s right, I skipped out of work early as soon as I heard that my babies had arrived, and I’m wearing them now! And I love them.
In an hour, I take my father to the airport. I’m not happy about him going where he’s going, but I trust that he’ll get himself back here without a hitch. I start a new class tonight at school, so much going on!
And on a side note: how do you tell someone who’s unreasonably selfish, unreliable, and not trustworthy, that he/she is all of those things without pushing him/her away forever? You can’t. Today, my father leaves the country, and will be in a dangerous situation for at least two weeks. Three of his daughters wished him well. The other one ended a conversation angrily when he refused to give her his keys while he is away. No “love you, Dad,” no “be safe,” no, “congratulations on getting the condo.” Just, “You won’t give ME your keys? Fine. Bye.” Unreasonably selfish, and I’ll tell the world until she realizes that she is the ONLY person who doesn’t see how wrong she is, and what her selfishness is doing to those she loves.
I honestly can’t remember the last time she was nice to either of our parents “just because.” It seems as if some people are only nice when they want something, and once they realize that they are not going to get it, they punish everyone around them with a tantrum. That kind of thing doesn’t work in the real world. And that is the word of the Barb. Enough venting, as this is a situation that I see getting MUCH worse, before it ever gets better.
Now, I need to go show off my new glasses to people who are just getting into the office.