Sunday, January 30, 2005

Griping--Leave Now if You Don't Want to Hear It

We made it through the ice storm without losing power. That's a good thing. I don't really think it was anywhere near as bad as the weather forecasters thought it would be. It's chilly today, but it's supposed to be warmer (50s and 60s) this week.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to sit in front of a toasty fire yesterday, because the guy who was to deliver the wood didn't bother to show up. The roads were clear. He also didn't bother to phone until about 2 or 3 hours AFTER he was supposed to be here to say he wasn't coming. He was to bring the wood today, and here it is 3 PM and still no sign of him--not even a phone call. How freaking long does it take to phone someone and let them know if you're going to trouble yourself to show up or not? I have zero tolerance for people who don't follow through with what they say they are going to do or who simply can't be bothered to show common courtesy by letting someone know you won't be fulfilling your obligation. This guy can keep his wood. I can spend my money with someone else.

While I'm griping, I may as well throw in a gripe about rude e-mails. I'm on a couple of spinning related Yahoo groups--Spin List and Spindlers. Someone posted an ad a couple of days ago about books she had for sale. I responded to inquire about a couple of books and got quite the nasty e-mail back. The seller (who I won't name even though she deserves to be outed for being a RUDE *$&%^) seemed to be confused because I'd "ALREADY bought those books" (her words). I'll say she was confused. I'd not even written to her until that first e-mail asking about it. I wrote back explaining this fact to her, and do you think she had the common courtesy to send an apology? Nope. May she gets moths in her fiber stash.

As you can probably tell, people in general annoy me. I particularly am annoyed by people who don't follow through on promises and who do not have basic COMMON COURTESY. I've run into way too many people over the past couple of months who make empty promises, can't seem to get around to doing what they say they're going to do, etc. Well, baby, I'm tired of always being the giver. This is the end of it. I will not let people take advantage of me and mine anymore. I wish I was half as good as Norma at letting people know how I really feel!

Now that I have that out of my system. Carolyn, I don't know who'll get this scarf. I may just put it in my "possibly to be gifted" pile. I finished about 16 inches last night and have a bit more yarn on the first skein. I have a total of 330 yards, and the pattern recommends 350. My scarf may be an inch or so shorter than the pattern, but it will be fine.

I have a feeling this might be a scarf year. Knitpicks is really tempting me with their yummy looking yarns and the book Scarf Style keeps calling my name.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We got lots yesterday- snow, freezing rain, the lot of it. So DH loaded us up and we went to stay with his aunts in the town where I will have the baby- he was taking no chances that he would have to deliver here! Alas, we have no baby yet, and all the bad weather has gone away and melted. That's good though. Now I can breathe and start wishing that she would come anytime again.

Glad to hear y'all made it through safely, even though you didn't get the great fire!

Kim in NC

5:54 PM  
Blogger Amie said...

It's too late to try it now, but you should have said "well, since I already bought them, and I don't have them here, send them to me now, at your cost"

Rude people suck. Why are there so many of them?

12:58 PM  

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