Last night, I received a text from a person I know. She and I go back to 1999ish. I pretty much raised her daughter until she got her head screwed on straight. Well, over the past, I don’t know, maybe 8-10 years, she has gotten to the point of only contacting me if she needs something. Typically, it is money. Hell, she still owes me $60 from September-ish.
Normally, this does not bother me – the whole contacting me only when she needs something. I really cannot say why her simple request bothers me so much. It just does. Her request? To borrow a workout DVD (or DVDs). Simple, yes? She knows I have a ton of them.
She needs one that does not require getting down on the floor to do floor work because she had back surgery. So, I get that. What I don’t understand is why in the hell she cannot spend $8 friggin’ dollars and buys one for herself instead of asking to borrow one of mine so she can burn it! I paid for all of my DVDs. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.
She has a Big Girl Job now. I have not asked her for the $60. I know I will get it back eventually. But damn! Instead of spending money on frivolous Shit, save your money so you CAN buy a workout DVD!
I have worked for everything I have gotten. When I was a single parent raising three kids, I did not receive public assistance. I worked two jobs so I would not have to. I stayed home with my kids and didn’t take a whole hell of a lot of “Me Time”. I did not act like my poverty status was a fashion statement.
Do not get me wrong, I love her dearly. I am just sick and tired of the bullshit.
UGH! I can tell I have had a not-so-food day! I am in MAJOR grump mode. However, I do feel better for actually speaking about this “outloud” instead of just keeping it bottled up.
Time to hit the rack if I want to get at least six hours of sleep. Tomorrow is a new day!