Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Oh, great white orb that rules the night...

...please take it easy on me tonight.

The setting full-ish moon was beautiful last night and once again, its effect on lunacy was felt in full force.

First there was the caller who threatened to move the hospital bed into the yard if I didn't come pick it up right then and there. Okie-dokie, then. I don't think so, but I highly recommend this caller needs a chill pill, or at the very least, a cocktail--or 3 or 4.

Then there was the police officer who treated a natural hospice death as a "crime scene." His words, not mine. He was just a youngster, so I lectured the hell out of him and told him that whilst in school, he missed the classes, Common Sense 101 and Introduction to Empathy. I did manage to tell him that all of us experience death of loved ones and when his turn rolls around, I hoped that the police who show up at that "crime scene" demonstrate more respect than him.

Still smarting from my interaction with the officer 2 bullets shy of a loaded gun, I channeled a little of the madness myself when I told my husband that something he has been saying often of late, reminds me of my ex. Wrong. Thing. To. Say. I can only hope I'm off the list and his shoulder warms up soon. Still, if he's reading this, he's nothing like my ex and I would think being together a quarter of a century would be proof enough to him.

At 6:30 AM, mind you, I worked until 2 AM, clerical staff at my office called wanting to know if I could fix some care plans from May 2009. Now, if those care plan updates were my responsibility, I'd have had them done correctly the first time. Additionally, if they've been missing for 15 months, couldn't the call wait 3 more hours? Who in the hell goes to work at 6:30 in the morning? Gah!

I was able to fall back to sleep after interacting with Rude Caller, but awakened later to find that Mr. Leo had gutted the second (and last) telephone handset. If you have my home number, don't bother calling it as I have no idea how to answer a mangled phone.

Leo did not get a lecture, but he his now behind closed doors at Camp Bow Wow. May he come home completely exhausted.

Now I need to go put some fresh elastic in my big girl panties. I have a feeling I'm going to need a little extra something to hold them up tonight.




16 comments:

Rose said...

Oh my, that does sound like a bad day. I'll be feeling some similar pain in about a week or so. Good luck tonight and hopefully your sweetie will forgive you soon...

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh that full moon. Had a few experiences with the lunacy of. It was beautiful though. I even have a great picture I am gonna use soon. Glad you are out there kicking and screaming right along.
QMM

sapphireblue said...

It must be the moon. It was cold shoulder night at my house too. All over who was more tired. Seriously.

Hope you get those phones replaced soon.

Miss 376 said...

Oh what a night! Hope they are kinder to you tonight

Devon said...

OMG... You are so funny! I was up last night with a puking child, the drawback of them returning to school. I really needed something to smile about and you delivered!

I hope tonight is much better for both of us!

Sandy said...

ohhh what a night. And thank you for the great reminder of this song...I love Moody Blues and must go look at youtube and find it.

thanks!!

Silliyak said...

Leo was just trying to protect you from further aggravation! Word verification "jawness"

Joanna said...

Full moon lunacy indeed. I'm trying to wrap my mind around the crime scene at Hospice. Hope today is better and that you can get a bit more sleep.

SkippyMom said...

A crime scene? Does the word hospice not mean anything to the dolt [although as explained to my mother they are not there to help her die but to live comfortably] Still.....grrr...and I hate, hate, hate that crap about old records - May of 2009? It couldn't wait until later? It waited this long. geesh

My bf is a nurse in the ER and she says the full moon nights are the worst - she says it is a proven fact. I always tell her to schedule her vacay at those times. lol

Take care and hang tough.

Silliyak said...

Don't forget the lyrics end with "YOU decide which is real and which is an illusion"

Gail said...

Bless your heart! Tomorrow will be better.

Brenda said...

Oh no. Sounds like a major crappy day/night. Sending hugs!

Lisa L said...

oh rudee. i can empathize with you on so many levels. u had a police officer who once came to a death and shined a flashlight up and down my patient's limbs looking for 'foul play.' quote. unquote. and the people who demand the immediate removal of equipment. been there. done that. and the thing with the hubby where feelings get hurt, and you are number 1 on the shit list? also been there and done that. hoping that his shoulder has warmed up tonite girl.

Lisa L said...

uh oh...typo "I" had a patient.. not "u" had a patient

bettyjf1 said...

I'm sorry Rudee but I can't stop laughing!!! Wish I had the nerve to lecture RUDE stupid people.
I surely hope tonight is better!
Thanks for the smile and laughter!
P.S. I get that whole... wrong thing to say thing.. Men can be soooo sensitive.

BJ said...

OMG Rudee! It sounds like a full moon to me! I do believe that the moon def affects certain people.

So sorry for all the crap you had to contend with....and I love that you're sporting big girl panties with new elastic!

So glad to have stopped by.....you made my day with your humor!