Friday, January 23, 2009

Squishing some grapes....

there's a....what do I call it?......annoyance maybe.....that has agravated me FOREVER. it's actually fairly petty so I haven't mentioned it before...i don't think. :) maybe I have, I don't know...don't care...I'm just gonna vent a bit........
anywho, it concerns the Mom. Bet you guessed this already didn't you? lol...ahem.....

Mom has this habit of giving orders. it's not something new; she's always done it. She doesn't request or ask, she orders. it completely irks me. In fact, there are times I want to ground her and send her to her room when she does it...THAT'S how much it pisses me off.
"turn the TV to channel 8"
"don't put the table so close to the window"
"get me a kleenix"
"go get........"
"bring .............."
"do................"
"stop doing that"
"if you want me to listen talk louder"

It's not the demands or 'orders' per se...it's that she seldom, if ever, says 'please' or 'if you don't mind would you'...or even thank you after the task is completed. Drives me nucking futs I tell you. AND...in the process of saying these things she's got a nasty frown on her face. Well, that's not entirely accurate....the nasty frown is just the way her face is...I think it froze that way. Seriously.

All this got me to thinking.....
sisterlittle and I were raised by the 'do as I say, not as I do' rule. I remember her admonishing us...out in public, if we ever forgot to say thank you or please. it was expected of us to do these things....but not expected of her.
this is no exageration. Ugh!!!!!!!!!!
sisterlittle and I are every polite. For which I thank the Mom for actually..............but I suppose it just never occurred the Dutches of mean to apply her own lessons to herself.

Demanding little shit .................. just take a deep breath tt

Like I said. It's petty but geeze Lousie............it just goes all over me like a bad elfing rash!!!!

Just because you're old doesn't give you the right to order people around.
Anyway....I said "please" to her when she 'told' me to do something earlier today. ....

Mom: " tt,make the cookies ."
me: ......(sigh)....please??
Mom: "please what?"
tt: "aren't we supposed to say please when we want something?"
Mom: "am I a child"
tt: " no, but that's just polite...at least that's what my Mom used to tell me when I was little"
Mom: " your Mom had a big mouth...(long pause)......please"
Tt: .......thank you....I'll make them after lunch if that's ok
Mom: that's fine.........(long pause)...............thank you.

Pffftttttt...............whatever..........
I'm over it now.....for now...until it happens again..........
cookies are good.........oatmeal raisen with pecans!! Yummy!

10 comments:

Brad said...

Well that must have set her back on her heels! - But hey! it worked! She took the bait. Keep up with it. Maybe you can teach an old....

Oops. Sorry. forgot who we were talking about.

Dez said...

Well KUDOS for YOU!! I have a feeling you're going to have to repeat this conversation.
But, your mom cracked me up big time when she said "You're mom has a big mouth!!" LOL....... Out of the mouths of babes..... or is that moms......?

fiwa said...

Oh girl, that would get under my skin too. Good manners are my pet peeve.

Good for you for standing up to her.

Hugs!
fiwa

Sunshine said...

HA! Good for you Ma :) It's never too late to teach an old dog manners. Good luck with that one. LOVE YOU!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

an ELFING rash!

tt said...

brad: let me finish that for you...dog new tricks???old sassy broad??...old control freak who's lost control....I could go on and on...lol

Dez: oh yes...it'll be repeated untill I can't repeat it..seriously. And on we go....

fiwa: it irks me too. It just takes a wee moment to do right..how hard can it be?? hugs back atcha..:)

sunshine: you know how she is...it's gonna take more thn luck I think. lol

Gary: LOL...really...she makes me itch. ha ha ha ha ha....

My Outside Voice said...

Mom: " your Mom had a big mouth

ok TT.. you have to admit that will go down in the books as a classic...

Loves....

The Queen

Gin said...

I love the way you tell a story!! You crack me up every time.

I'm so glad you said something. I was going to suggest that you give her an order or two without the manners and see how she reacts! Maybe she'll get the hint. But I think you got your point across just fine.

Jen said...

Just 'cos someone's old doesn't give them the right to lose manners. I'm with you on that TT. Totally. If you keep on her do you think she'll eventually transition back to at least "please" & "thank you" without a prompt from you?

BTW - I was reading your side bar over there on the right. . . I love that you have me listed; however. . . yep, there's a however. . . You titled me "Texacon" instead of "Texaconsin". Which wouldn't be so bad, but for some reasons Texacon conjures up visions of prisons, steel bars, glop, loads of spare time making license plates and orange jumpsuits. All of which would make for a good blog story, only if I had actually lived it.

I'm just sayin'.

tt said...

Queen: yep...I often remind her of what she's said and that's her usual response. I'm thinking of just starting out my stories to her that way from now on...like, "You know, you've got a big mouth bacause you told me......."
lol...I doubt if she'd appreciate it though.

Ginni: I'm glad I crack someone up...lol cuz I'm a bit cracked. ha

Jen: LMAO!!!! I'll fix it. youz funny.