OK, this is me whining.... it's long, drawn out, and really boring... but I'm doing it to make ME feel better... to talk out my anger.
Today, I was talking with a co-worker, and happened to say something like "I can't afford THAT!" I don't even remember what we were talking about, but she said "YOU, what about ME!??"
I make a little more than she does, but she has 2 side businesses, and a husband who makes VERY good money, plus very skilled side jobs that pay WELL. She has renters, AND just won a HUGE LAWSUIT from an accident.
I was really URKED... I totally understand that EVERYONE feels that they don't ever make enough money, everyone lives at different levels, and I also know that I can't complain because I HAVE a job, when alot of people don't... and I DON'T complain, I totally realize my blessings... but I was being realistic, it wasn't just a phrase I was throwing out, I really couldn't afford what we were talking about. She didn't even THINK about what she said.... or WHO she was saying it to!!!
I don't play the 'single-parent' card too often, I really don't... that's just the way the world is now, probably HALF the kids in the country (if not MORE) are from single parent families (and they ARE still families!). But when someone like this woman throws this at me, I want to scream.... DON'T TELL ME that you're worse off than ME in ANY way, shape, or form when it comes to AFFORDABILITY!!!
I'll have to chalk it up to the fact that she just wasn't thinking AT ALL!!! She was talking through her butt!! I DO know that she is an EXTREMELY selfish person... and that IS the right word.
I hope I didn't offend anyone, in this entry.... I just had to get it off my chest!! Thanks for letting me!!!
Gotta go, American Idol is coming on!!! = )