Monday, June 7, 2010

Another day, just another day. Not good, not bad. I made some progress in the way of getting my driver's license back. Made a bunch of phone calls. The dreaded Dept. of Motor Vehicle type crap, the long, long wait on hold, all the things which make me put it off for so long were all in order of course. But I didn't let it get me down today. No, as soon as I noticed my ear aching from holding the dang phone next to it for so long, and I hadn't even spoken to anyone yet, I decided I would make use of this time so I wasn't super pissed by the time someone helped me. So I put the phone on speaker, set it down on the coffee table and got out my family's laundry to fold. My Mom is sick upstairs, which, as much as I'm sorry she doesn't feel well, gets her out of my hair for a bit. So I don't mind doing the laundry at all, especially if it means she won't do it and then get upset about it. But anyhoo, by the time a representative came to my rescue, I had folded forty-five minutes worth of towels and my sister's clothes. But I wasn't pissy with the woman, and what do you know, she was very helpful. So I guess it just goes to show that it's worth whatever it takes to try to stay calm and relaxed through all of the crap in life. Not that I am any good at it, I just know I should be. And I think I deserve a medal every time I don't act crazy. As if I shouldn't just expect for people to expect me not to be crazy to begin with.

4 comments:

Jeannie said...

45 minute waits on hold are enough to send anyone around the bend. But you are right - it doesn't make it better and staying calm tends to bring out the best in the people on the other end of the line.

Wish someone would fold my laundry any day.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

45 minutes is pretty ridiculous. I have no patience at all and less as I age. That shit is genetic.

Laugh.

Mo said...

Yep, the motor vehicle department isn't one of my favorite places to call or visit. Sorry to hear about your Mom, I really do miss mine so very much. Patience, it can be hard at times, I know. Patience versus crazy!! I agree with Jeanie

Nellie said...

Yeah, I'm trying hard these days to increase my patience. It gets me so much further in life when I'm nice to people. But it's darn hard to remember sometimes.

Thanks for keeping up with my mumblings.

Mo - Good to see a new name these days. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my crazy. Love to hear from everyone!

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