Friday, December 16, 2005

Bits 'n' bites

Yippeee! School's out for Christmas! I SO need a break. I'm telling ya, I was barely hanging together this past week. And of course, just in time for vacation, I'm sick! Typical! I could feel it coming Wednesday. It was the weirdest thing: like a hard ball of sick deep in my head that just began to grow and grow. Bah!

I'm hoping this will be a relaxing break. The goal is to get my house clean and my leftover marking/recording done this weekend, then have the two weeks to enjoy. Nevermind the fact that I've got to go car shopping now, still have appointments to go to for my back (which is still bugging me from the accident) and haven't yet bought gifts for any of my immediate family! *sigh* I did ALL my shopping in one day last year, every last bit of it. All on December 21. I was insane. Definitely not gonna go that route again, but I have a feeling it will be close. It will be so much easier if I get a car sooner rather than later.

On the way home from work/school today (I still don't know what to call it!) I witnessed the most abominable display of self-centered childish snark I have seen in a very very long time. I was on a crowded bus reading a book when I heard a string of profanities coming from a woman who liked to be in about her early twenties. I had no idea what had happened, but saw a woman trying to squeeze past snark-girl to get off the bus. As the woman was stepping off the bus, snark-girl replied, loudly, "Do that again and I'll *@#* bite them off!" Huh? Her phone rang just after that and in a hugely exasperated tone, she snarked "WHAT," then proceeded to recount what had happened - extremely loudly with great profanity - what had happened. I guess the woman who was trying to get off the bus was a little unsteady on her feet and went to grab the pole to steady herself as the bus stopped suddenly, but missed and touched snark-girl's mouth. OK, yeah, gross, but have a little grace, lady! As her conversation proceeded, you could tell that she was angry, angry, angry, and apparently was a drama queen and wanted the whole world to know about it. Passengers around her started to talk, because she was being SO ridiculous. We were all stupified at how this girl was carrying on. As my stop came up and I got all my stuff together, I guess she had seen me looking at her in astonishment and started in on me. I got ranted at for an entire block and a half and she was still going as I got off the bus.

Look, snark-face, you're right. I have no idea what's going on in your life. It might be really horrible, and if so, I really am sorry. But the way you treated that woman (and your friend on the phone, for that matter) was atrocious and there's no need to make everyone around you miserable, too. And ranting at a stranger? Classy.

I was really picked at her, because it was such a great afternoon - school had just gotten out, it was a beautiful day, I was enjoying my book, and she totally poisoned the good mood I was in. Normally I can just let stuff like that roll off, but today it really stuck with me. I need to go blast some happy music or something to wash all that nastiness out of my head. Blech!

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favourite things
Then I don't feel so bad!
What are a few of your favourite things?

7 comments:

Rose said...

My top favourites are:
snuggling with hubbby,
watching my baby laugh and giggle with delight over the smallest things,
talking on the phone with my sister in Delta, BC

Alicia said...

snow...mountains...Michigan...my church family...chocolate...so many things, I can't begin to list them all, really. Sorry I didn't get a chance to vote on Ellen's site Hillary. I think I've run across it before, though; I'm pretty sure she kicked my butt in BOTB once or twice, so I know it's a good blog!

leesepea said...

You guys are out already?

Lucky!

We've got another week here, and they aren't even giving us half day on Friday!

Gosh!

Thanks for stoppping by, and for the blogroll, too!

Hillary said...

Yup, we got out today. We were out at noon, but my school gets out at noon every Friday - we start 17 mins early in the morning nad have a 40 minute lunch instead of an hour to make up the time. It rocks! But we go back January 2 or 3.

Hang in there! :)

AfricaBleu said...

Your blog...

Sorry you had such a crappy bus ride. Some people need a good slap upside the head to straighten 'em out. Her momma just didn't raise her right.

Anonymous said...

home made cookies mmmmm

with milk mmmmm

and brocoli... ewww

Cathy said...

My favourite thing is coming to Vancouver for a holiday from Australia and staying with Hillary and meeting her friends...

Tehe....I'm back. I am on holidays to.

ps I have finally written on my blog