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10/14/2006 08:36:28 AM · #1
OK, so I'm peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesed off and just wanna vent, so I thought I'd start a thread where any rant will feel right at home. Got a bitch? Drop it here! Tell us what's under your skin today...

Here's mine:

Broke up with the boyfriend 4 weeks ago. My dad, who lives 400 miles away, knows I've been a little upset. Yesterday morning dad calls and says he's coming to Florida this weekend. I'm sooooooooooo excited!! He's retired, so I assume he'll be staying a few days. Says he'll call back when he's on his way....
I spent ALL of yesterday cleaning my house, mowing the lawn, buying groceries, making the guest bedroom look like a hotel room... anything I could think of to make his stay comfortable.
Well... late last night he calls "We're about 60 miles away from you, We got a hotel room in Lake City".
Me: "WE? Who's with you, what do you mean WE?"
Long story short - he's with his x-wife, a woman he knows I despise, thus the hotel room. Turns out he's in Florida to have a little holiday with her - NOT TO SEE HIS DAUGHTER OR GRANDDAUGHTERS! I'm crushed. How rude. Its been 2 years since we've seen him.

He invited me to meet them for dinner near the beach. :(

So there's my rant today. What's yours?
10/14/2006 09:39:35 AM · #2
that sucks Cindi..

hmm.. I don't really rant normally... let's see.
it's a mess here. yeah that's a good one.

uhm..

uuuhm..

well I think that's it.

10/14/2006 09:40:25 AM · #3
Woah, that's messed up Cindi. You ever wonder WHY it seems that the older your parents get the MORE you turn into THEIR parents?

I have this issues sometimes with my father...good luck girl!


10/14/2006 09:50:16 AM · #4
Thanks, Steve. I do feel like roles have been reversed and he's acting like a child! lol

Hann, that rant sucked. You gotta get MAD sistah! :)
10/14/2006 09:54:31 AM · #5
Originally posted by idnic:

Hann, that rant sucked. You gotta get MAD sistah! :)


I'm so sorry. I'm a bad ranter. I can't do this...

WHEEEEEEHEEEEEEEEE :(

(no wonder my preferences hide the rant forum :P)
10/14/2006 09:54:43 AM · #6
Sorry you're disapointed (peeeeeeeved).

I don't have a rant other than I've been sick for the last three/four weeks and tired of it.

At least you have a clean house. Gotta love having company come over for an excuse to clean.
10/14/2006 09:56:29 AM · #7
Originally posted by NathanW:

Gotta love having company come over for an excuse to clean.


Agreeed!!
10/14/2006 09:58:09 AM · #8
Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by NathanW:

Gotta love having company come over for an excuse to clean.


Agreeed!!


LOL Oh yeah, it's spotless! SHAME NOBODY WILL SEE IT!!! :P

Nathan, I hope you feel better soon.
10/14/2006 10:30:22 AM · #9
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by NathanW:

Gotta love having company come over for an excuse to clean.


Agreeed!!


LOL Oh yeah, it's spotless! SHAME NOBODY WILL SEE IT!!! :P

Nathan, I hope you feel better soon.


Want me to come visit? I'd love a trip to Florida.

Here's a rant for you. I take care of my grandmother at nights. She's legally blind, in a wheelchair and an insulin dependant diabetic. So, I go over last night to make her dinner and she tells me she wants homemade apple pie. And she wants to make it. OK. She's has 2 bags of apples (but not baking apples). I try telling her it's not going to come out very good, but... anyway, I peel about 5 apples and she starts complaining that if we are going to do this we might as well make them all. Uugggg! I peel 6 pounds of apples and core them but she wants to slice them herself. I give her a small knife and a big bowl. She slices them way too thick. We end up with enough apples for 5 pies which I then have to make crusts for. I find all the ingredients to mix with the apples but she only wants sugar and cinnamon in it. Uuhhh! I tell her it's not going to taste good and that it's going to be a waste of time and money. She insists! So, I give her the bowl tell her to put in what she wants. To shorten up a very long story, the pies are runny and horrible because she wouldn't put flour or cornstart in them! The apples are still hard because they were too thick to cook right. They have too much sugar, not enough cinnamon and no other spices. My uncle comes home (he lives with her) and take a piece of pie. He says "yuck" and my grandmother says "Well, Kelli wouldn't listen to me when I told her what to do." UUUGGG!!! The kicker? She didn't want the pies! She wanted them made for him! And he's a whole 'nother rant...
10/14/2006 10:38:01 AM · #10
I had plans to go out with a friend last night who's moving soon. It's the ex's weekend with the kids. She tells me to find a babysitter so she can go out. Being the nice guy that I am, I broke my plans and kept the kids. And what's the worst about this...I have the kids all week long, she gets them every other weekend. She usually picks them up around 8 PM on Friday and brings them back by noon on Sunday. Enough time to get them in bed on Friday and wake up on Sunday. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
10/14/2006 10:49:11 AM · #11
Sorry,I didn't see the bad side to your rant. Actually I couldn't get past the part where you said you were single??? damnmmmnnnn...lets play. :D
10/14/2006 10:51:15 AM · #12
Originally posted by notonline:

Sorry,I didn't see the bad side to your rant. Actually I couldn't get past the part where you said you were single??? damnmmmnnnn...lets play. :D

HAHAHA...agreed.
10/14/2006 12:43:57 PM · #13
So, which bothers you more, breaking up with the boyfriend, or your pops bringing his girlfriend along? Just curious.

Everyone has his or her own problems. Maybe your dad's problem is that he really wants to visit his daughter and grandkids but he can't just leave his girlfriend at home without causing strife with her. Is it possible that she likes you more than you like her? Maybe she wanted to come along to see you and the kids too. Alternatively, maybe she doesn't like you, but wants to for your father's sake. Maybe she sees this as a chance to mend fences.

Anyway, I think you should go meet them for dinner. Try to put aside your differences with her and enjoy the family reunion. Life is often unpredictable and you may not get another chance.

10/14/2006 01:56:03 PM · #14
it's his exwife, not girlfriend, not that it matters a lot, in the big picture
10/14/2006 01:57:48 PM · #15
What would bother me most is his lack of consideration in not telling her beforehand what his visit would entail. If he'd thought AT ALL he'd have realised that springing an ex-wife tagalong/hotel stay on her after the fact wouldn't be the most conducive to a pleasant visit, especially if it's normally assumed that he stays with Cindi.

I had a 23-yr-old online Aussie friend who was emigrating to Canada. She was nervous about leaving her mother and being alone in a strange country. She'd asked me to be her second mommy and was coming to spend a weekend with me a few days after her arrival in Vancouver.

I rearranged my schedule, cleaned, bought new pillows, and was really looking forward to showing her around my corner of her adopted country.
She was to phone me from the ferry Friday morning so I could meet her.

Well, as you've probably guessed, she never showed. I was so worried, as she'd ended up in hospital emergency on her stopover in Hawaii due to a chronic health problem. I spent the weekend swinging between anger, hurt and concern, and had no way other than email to contact her.

Finally, Sunday evening, I got a short email saying basically, Sorry, one of her new friends she met on the trip from Australia got sick and couldn't come on the weekend jaunt so she stayed behind with her.

I did email her back and told her how I felt, both during the weekend and about her shrugging off of it. She didn't see why I should be at all upset.

I never did meet her... didn't care to after that.

Message edited by author 2006-10-14 14:11:58.
10/14/2006 02:29:57 PM · #16
Parents are like kids. I have nothing to rant about yet but the day is still young ...
10/14/2006 04:19:10 PM · #17
Originally posted by kdsprog:

Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by NathanW:

Gotta love having company come over for an excuse to clean.


Agreeed!!


LOL Oh yeah, it's spotless! SHAME NOBODY WILL SEE IT!!! :P

Nathan, I hope you feel better soon.


Want me to come visit? I'd love a trip to Florida.


I'd love it if you'd come over for a visit. However, we cleaned the house today since my daughter was having a friend over (their busy watching Monster's Inc.).

And thanks, I'd love to feel better. I'm not feeling as bad as my wife so, I should be happy.
10/14/2006 05:59:49 PM · #18
Aw, man. Thought he was a keeper. :(

Dad is a male, and therefore insensitive. Love him anyway. Mine died 15 years ago, and i still miss him.

No rants from me. Life is good.

Message edited by author 2006-10-14 18:01:02.
10/14/2006 07:05:20 PM · #19
Cindi - my situation with my dad is similar, but would beat anything you could come up with in terms of self-absorbed insensitivity. While I have come to accept that's who he is, the fact that we don't speak to each other for years at a time helps me avoid the kind of aggravation you described.

The last fallout we had was about 6 years ago - he (once again) sent Christmas presents to my son, but nothing to any of my 3 stepkids who I have raised since they were toddlers. I told him just to not send anything if he was going to do that and he said he did it because he never received a thank you card from any of the other kids (he never received any from my son either) - I told him they are just friggin kids and he's giving for the wrong reasons if he always expects something in return. He just didn't get it and the last thing he said was something about how he was ashamed of how I was raising my kids. Haven't spoken since.

I've got more, WAY more. Don't get me started. :)
10/14/2006 07:39:01 PM · #20
Even having never met you, I'm pretty damn sure (like about 100% or so) that you're doing a fine, fine job of raising your kids.
10/14/2006 09:43:06 PM · #21
Yup, they'll be great village burners some day. :)
10/15/2006 12:34:47 AM · #22
Ken - that happened to me one year My uncle and his family always sent Christmas gifts, as we did to them. I was an adult, but still considered part of my parent's clan, since I was single. Well, he sends this huge box of gifts for my mom, dad, sister and nothing for me. She calls him and asks if he forgot to put mine in there and he says "oh, no, we excluded her because she didn't send us any." So because I was not living at home, I was suddenly a separate entity? My mom was livid, boxed up the stuff and sent it all back.

Relatives suck.

Oh, and don't get me started on my mother in law, who came during Katrina, brought 3 stinkin' dogs who had not had their shots in years, and then jumps all over me because I didn't help her carry them up the stairs.

AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Cindi- who knows the politics of you and your dad. Maybe he's an insensitive jerk, maybe he didn't really think about it (which is also insensitive) or maybe he's just an old fool and maybe you should suck it up, go to dinner, and then not see him again for a year. I don't know what I'd do. I do know my feelings would be hurt but do you think if you don't go and then he suddenly died tomorrow, you'd have regrets? Hmmm - hard to say.
10/15/2006 12:36:33 AM · #23
OMG Ever hear the saying "Be careful what you wish for"?

Well, here is a snapshot of my day. Not going to be entertaining my dad, so I go on about my own plans. I attended a marching band competition to watch my kids and take pictures - that took a couple of hours, then headed to the nail salon to get a nice relaxing pedicure.... (remember, I'm not supposed to meet dad until dinner time near the beach, right?).... so I'm in the salon when he calls to say he's at my house (with the x-wife, who I dislike, and yes, she knows it). I jump out of the salon chair and dash home. First thing he says is "lets go get some dinner" - well, okay, I'm thinking I can be civil to anyone for the length of a meal, so its all good. We go to dinner, then back to my house. I ask "so what are you guys going to do tonight?" She answers, well we thought we'd just stay here. Ugh. THEN - I'm not kidding here, I couldn't make this up - she spent the next FIVE hours showing me her pictures from the Grand Canyon. She NEVER stopped talking. Seriously, at one point I dashed over to a neighbors house and chugged a beer for a break!! I finally interupted her a few minutes ago with "OMG I'm soooooooooooooo tired, I just MUST go to bed.... NOW!" lol she took the hint and they finally went to bed. God help me.

But hey, I got to rant twice in one day! lol

Ken, your dad's loss if he can't embrace all of the children that touch his life, they're too special to pick and choose which you want to love.

Edited poor typing.

Message edited by author 2006-10-15 00:39:48.
10/15/2006 12:53:06 AM · #24
I hate brusses sprouts.

I like spam.

I eat pickles.
10/15/2006 12:53:57 AM · #25
You mean you don't like the Grand Canyon? ROFLMAO

Some people just don't get it. As much as I adore my mom, it doesn't matter what I say, she turns it around on herself. I can say "what a bitch" (referring to anyone) and she says "I hope you don't say that about ME." I can complain about a problem with one of my boys and she'll say "Oh, I remember when that happened to ME." GOOD GRIEF!

When they get up in the morning, are you serving them breakfast in bed?? ;~&


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