Sunday, December 30, 2007

Not so good Samaritans and impatience

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Okay, Friday we went back to Lexington to get the rest of my stuff. It was cold and raining all day, but my dad and I actually made pretty good time getting everything loaded, cleaned, and back on the road. The problem is that after we got around Bloomfield, the Chevy Tahoe started having issues and acted up the rest of the way back. It took us four hours to get home! We're not sure if it was the fuel filter or rear end pulling too hard or what, but we would go 10-12 miles and have to pull over for 15 minutes, we'd go 5-6 miles and pull over, you get the idea. We pulled over more than 20 times between Bluegrass Parkway, I-65, and throughout Glasgow. Not once did one single person stop to see if we needed help or they could call someone for us or anything! People are rude and inconsiderate sometimes!! Anyway, it took most of the night, but we finally got everything unloaded so I am now officially moved out from Nicholasville.

Now for the impatient part...I have no patience and a short temper. I know this, I've been working on it. Sometimes I get upset at the kids or people over things I shouldn't, but I am doing alot better. However, I have barely been back a week and I'm hearing rumors that I don't want to be hearing and putting up with the same crap I moved away from in the first place! It is really frustrating!

On a brighter note, I still have not smoked a cigarette, even despite being in a smoky bar most of the night last night! Yippee for me. Hehe I was the designated driver for my sister and her friends! LOL Go figure. I won't even discuss the night except that dinner at Shogun was really good, I had never eaten there before. Okay, I'm going to get off my soapbox now. If you've read this far, bless you!


onthegomom said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on the stopping of smoking, that is GREAT!!!!!!!!

I am glad you made it home safe and I can't believe not one person stopped... WOW!

utmomof5 said...

I left you a comment a couple of days ago, somthing must have happened.
Congrats on the still no smoking! I have been thinking about you and hoping that you were still smoke free.

I am so sorry no one stopped to help you. I have been in that situation before too. I can't believe people sometimes.


Damama T said...

Welcome to Life in the 21st Century. Unfortunately, it often happens that when one does stop to offer help one is cursed at or told to mind one's own business because people are really afraid that the good Samaritan might just turn out to be an ax murderer! Additionally, there have been so many people robbed or killed after having stopped to offer help that people have become just plain scared to try! Add in those lawsuit crazy idiots who will sue over a broken fingernail and you get a world of self-perservationists afraid to even look like they are willing to get involved! Sad, sad state of affairs!

On a brighter note: YIPEEE!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU FOR HOLDING STRONG AND NOT SMOKING! That is the best gift you could give yourself, your kids, and even your grandkids!

On a Damama's advise note: People can only make you feel bad if you give them permission to. Anybody who has crap to say about you is only trying to bring you down to their level. Don't let them. Look them in the eye, shake your head, and move on. They aren't worth your time and/or energy. And if you need support and hugs, come back here. We've got plenty of it to share!