Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I was supposed to meet my parents for dinner last night. They've been in town since Thursday, and I don't get to see them much. I couldn't take any time off work b/c I spent most of last week sick. I have a new phone and was trying to figure out how to program it myself, couldn't, so I thought I'd drop in the Verizon store on my way to meet them for dinner.

I ended up staying at work 15 minutes longer than expected. I just should have skipped the store, but I didn't. I mean, all I wanted to do was ask a simple question: how can I do this myself? I enter the store and am greeted by a man who has no answers but puts my name in the queue. Two people are ahead of me. I decide to wait 5 minutes. But what if the people ahead of me have simple things and are done? So I wait 5 more. And 5 more. At this point, there is no way I can make dinner on time. They picked a place halfway between me and N&B, which means they've already left the house. After another 5, I sort of rudely interrupt a sales person. He was helping someone, then went behind the counter to program the phone. I stepped up and just asked my question. He informed me that instructions would have come with the phone in the box. So I didn't need to be in the store. That's all I needed. That's a simple answer. No reason to wait 20 minutes for that.

I call my folks hoping they are stuck in traffic. No such luck. In fact, they are early. And there's no wait. So by the time I would have made it, they would be done. They picked that restaurant so I wouldn't have to drive all the way out to NW Peoria during rush hour. I am fuming mad. At myself. I never get to see them and the next time will probably be Saturday night for dinner before they leave. And there are some things I really want to talk to them about. But it's hard. It's not really a phone conversation item. I want to talk about my trip to NC. I want to talk to my mom about Nana. But when you see your folks twice a year, you don't exactly want to bring up stuff that might end in a fight. You want to enjoy the time you have together.

I hate having words unspoken. I'm just going to have to suck it up. Hopefully we can meet Thursday night. This is something I wanted to talk to them about when they were out here in December. And I still haven't. Plus, it's hard with N&B around. I don't want them to get stuck in the middle of my family stuff. Even though they're family, too. Argh!! This sucks.

Wish me luck.


In related news, my new phone works like a charm.


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