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 baby...it'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.