Thursday, May 17, 2012

Is it just me???

Is it just me? Do I not pay attention or have you also found people speaking in shorthand?

Remember Sunday's elephant hat?  I failed to mention, I was very surprised last week when the woman who commissioned the hat from me waited until the last minute to order it.  This is what she said to me..."my girlfriend's's a boy, they are already in the nursery".  Well, after busting my buttocks to get the hat done for a newborn that was already in the hospital nursery, I find out what she actually meant.  Her friend had just had a sonogram and she was excitedly telling me what color hat to make and relaying that her friends were already decorating their nursery...for a boy, that will be born in August.

 None of this was made clear. Also, she knew that I had only made owl hats and she specifies an elephant...and could I do that?  At the last minute?  No wonder I was confused and a bit miffed.  After making it over the weekend, I took the hat to the gym where I knew her trainer would see that she got it, put a note with the hat with my phone number hoping she would call.  This morning she did call and what does she say?  " I love the owl hat".  I replied, it's an elephant (I try not to cuss, but in my mind I actually said "you stupid B-word") and she said oh, yes, I was thinking that because you make owl hats.

Grrrrr.   What is wrong with people?  I don't know why I ponder this when I realize it's the Groundhog Day syndrome.  Remember the movie, Groundhog Day with Bill Murray?  One of my favorites and thinking of it is one of the best ways to deal with the idjits that are out there.

Everyday when we go out I think things will be different and they are not.  I have to remind myself that I can make the choice to react differently to the same old insanity that is life. I really try to.

So from people who don't say what they mean, to people who are mean, to people that can't drive...remember to say to yourself "It's Groundhog Day" and hopefully you will feel better about things.

Do you have a Groundhog Day pet peeve? I'd love to know I'm not alone in this.


Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh how funny. The woman's comments are more than readin' between the lines. I don't know how you were suppose to get what she said into what she meant.

Glory, people. Girl, you did a FANTASTIC job on the ELEPHANT hat!!! There...I said it!

*People who keep doin' the same old thing hopin' for different results...GROUNDHOG DAY!!!

God bless and have a terrific day sweetie!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Darlin', you are preachin' to the choir. I can relate to your frustration.
Hubs and I have daily discussions about this kind of stuff. I had a bizarre encounter with a young sales associate today. Lordy, it's as if everyone's brain is fried.
That elephant hate is freakin' awesome. If she wants to think it's an owl, let her. She probably wears her bra on the outside of her clothing too. ((giggle)) (Hopefully that made you smile.)
:> )

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Ummm. Make that "hat" not "hate." My brain is fried too. Now if you will excuse me, I need to put my underwear on my head.
:> )

Susan said...

I thought "don't be hatin' on my elephant", then I realized what you meant. Karin, you are as crazy as a loon, pantaloons, that is.

Peri said...

Well...nice to know that all the kooks are in CA! The difference between Groundhog Day the movie and Groundhog Day the syndrome is that in the movie, things could be done over until they were, that just "ain"t gonna happen". My GHD pet peeves are people who sit at green lights and play with cell phones, radios -whatever they are doing other than driving and people who do NOT stop before they turn right on a red traffic signal where such a turn is permitted. Red means STOP and yet they fly through without looking! Where I live it seems to always be GHD!
I still like the hat and as for the apparently stupid woman--it comes from too much exercise....

Peri said...

Yo, Susan...I meant not all the kooks were in CA...Sheesh, ...even me....sorry.

Susan said...

See, Peri? It's an epidemic!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I am finding that there are so many dumbies out there its sad. And not that I dont make mistakes. I know I am a goof. I am talking about dumbies who dont know they are dumb. LOL