Hello folks. I am officially back. I took a little break from blogging as I’m still working my way through the newbie stage of my new job. I get home in the evenings too freaking exhausted to write and can’t dilly dally in the mornings anymore like I used to. Which is a shame…because I love to write in the morning.
Anyway, what I’m about to whine about is really first world problem material, but it still gets to me and has put me in a foul mood.
Its just been one thing after another this past week. I think I have officially resigned myself to avoid people from now on. Why? Because most of them suck. Let me explain.
I am long over due for a vacation. Not a resort vacation, but a real adventure into a part of the world that is rich in culture, art, food. Enter Italy. I have wanted to do this for a couple years now, but never got around to it for various reasons.
I have a friend that keeps encouraging me to just do it. So, I brought the topic up with another friend, and she got all excited and said she wanted to come with me. My ears perked up! The thought of not having to pay a singles supplement on a guided tour is music to these ears, people. I also have not seen my childhood friend in way too many years. She moved to Petawawa with her soon-to-be-ex dullard husband. Don’t get me started on that guy (her second husband). She sure can pick ’em. Anyhooo…
On Friday I sent her a text saying that I was going to open up dialogue once more with the travel agent. Was she still interested in joining me for the trip.
I should have known…here is the big cop out, one excuse after another.
…”The Karen”…..”The Mother Person”….what the eff are you going on about, sister?
Did she forget she had a 12 year old, whom by the way, is doing very well and is happy with her dad one week and her mom “The Karen” or “The Mother Person” the other week.
She and her soon to be ex are on good terms, she has bought a house so she’s not hurting for cash, her ex is paying child support AND spousal support,(a point I have voiced my disagreement over. She works, why should HE pay for her since she called it off?) she has a good job. What’s with all the lame excuses?
All I can say is I’ve lost a lot of respect for her. It shows me how very different we are. If her youngest child were a baby, I would totally understand. If money were an issue, I would totally understand.
What this is, is typical Karen. Flakey. The damsel in distress. The girl who thinks she can do anything she wants without consequences.
Although she is a dear friend, we have gotten into many falling outs over our lifetimes. This has shown me that not much has changed. We would definitely not be good travelling partners.
Looks like I’m back to square one and will be travelling solo. Just as well I guess.
I don’t have much to say to her anymore at the moment. I just don’t have the patience for women who need to be saved, who can’t imagine a life without a man. It’s so not me.
It just proves to me once more, that the only person I can rely on is myself and not to wait around for others if I want to do something.