Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Okay, we all had our fun over the holidays, now back to reality and life as we know it. I went to work, did mom's banking,my banking on the way home, came home paid a pile of bills(I hate parting with thousands of dollars in one day!!!!!!!!)
I had another encounter at the bank with The Peter Principle". I put mom's checkbook, her check in the pneumatic tube,, told the clerk I wanted XX dollars in cash, and the amount remaining,YYY , deposited in the checking account, hence the checkbook.
I am the only customer in the drive through, sat there for ten minutes, tick-tock, what the heck is taking her so long?? Is she printing those bills with her feet or what??????
Finally, another five minutes(I timed her with radio songs), drank all of my beverage, balanced my checkbook, etc.
As I wipe away the cobwebs, she tells me to have a nice day, ,PooF! Tube comes through tunnel, I open envelope, see YYY amount of dollars instead of XXX in it, no bank slip whatsoever!! WTH??
I put the whole shebang back into the tube, shoot it back to her,, it sits there for five minutes as another lady drives up in next space. Tick-tock.. As my IRA earned more interest just waiting for her to even respond, the other lady is wondering why I am still there, shakes her head,,
five minutes later, Becky, cool nice clerk, leaves her lobby teller spot and comes back to ask me why this stuff is in a tube and I sent it back.. I tell her they owe me about $360... and WHY,,that's what.. OH!
She spends another Ten minutes mending the mess other clerk made, sends me my $$, ,, other clerk never says Hello, goodbye or kiss my a$$!!!! NO, "I am sorry", or Excuse me, I made a mistake",, nada!!!
Is it just me, am I a royal bit-h? Are my expectations in life WAY up there??
Last week when I was leaving the bank, a guy about thirty years old was TRYING to get out of the bank. Trying,, he kept PULLING on the door. The door handle IS the word P*U*S*H!! Letters a foot high that say PUSH!!!! IN bright red!! raised!!! IN English!!
I was on the outside trying to push it towards him and he actually got angry, gave me "the look" and kept on pulling the door handle!! I finally just yanked it open and let him fall forward !!!
He was sober, spoke English and had no service dog or white cane!!! My God, what is this world coming to when human being cannot even operate a door handle in broad daylight???????
He hopped into a brand new, $50,000 shiny new truck too!! I am driving my seven year old car that I love, BUT MY-lanta!!!!
Sometimes I feEl like when the next couple generations die off, all of these clueless space cadets will just fall off the FLAT EARTH!!!
I am now going to swear on my dad's ashes that every single person under the age of forty that I work with has never, ever heard of :
A. PT-109 (A lady thought it was a vitamin)
B. Paul Revere
C. A one eyed jack
D. Liberace (One guy thought it was the word Declaration of Independence in French!)
E. term life insurance
F. Roe vs WADE.(One girl thought it was something about FISHING in a stream!)
G. Thought Bull Run was the middle of a target!
BE VERY AFRAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I needed to vent that....
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
We must look forward to better things, hope for things that atre right for all, and make teh best of what we are dealt.
I went to work, but it was very slow, so came home early. DD and I were watching recorded DVD's for me to catch up on Happily Divorced.. I love that program. I cannot seem to stop watching it through my eyelids,. so we have toplay some over and over for me to get the whole thing!!
One thing I did do for myself before the new year is switch my calcium blocker med to an earlier time of the day, take myu calcium at HS.. to allow me to make less bathroom breaks. MY world has changed dramatically!! One or two times awake during the night, as opposed to eight or nine!! I feel mor erested most days now.. ahhh..
May you all have a wonderful new year!
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Go to store for milk, hospital calls and wants to know if I am transporting mom to her home. UH, NO, I already told charge nurse yesterday that I would not do it. COMMUNICATION!
They then ask me where I will be meeting them, at hospital or facility?? UH, I just got home, I will be here, in MY home. Do you need me to sign anything, find directions to her room? no.. okay, then wheel her out, then in, have a nice day. I am losing patience with "professionals". I used to work there ,, back in the old fashioned days without computers, high tech, we had our poop in a group.
Five seconds after I hang up, moms facility called me to tell me, get this:" The hospital just called us. your mom is in the hospital"...(been there two days) she is being discharged,, where will you be meeting her? I had already left them a message about it all...
Call-waiting is my new mantra...
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Right after I blogged last night and took another pain pill, had one foot in bed, assisted living called to say mother is vomiting SINCE NOON(this was 9pm!) would I take her to redi-med?
I groggily ask questions about if she had meds changed, new food, too much sugar, etc. No,no,no..
I get dressed, drive out there, see they have her in HER wheelchair, expecting ME to lift her and haul her w/c into car, out of car, into hospital,transfer her in and out..
Uh, NO.. I tell nurse get mom to care, let THEM do ti together, put her w/c back in her room.. I then ask for mom's notebook with her meds, vital stats,etc.. Had to ask for it to take.. then she tells me that other places are probably closed by now, I will have to take her to E.R. now..
they waited nine hours to call me until every other option was closed..
I then ask if mom ate anything different,, well, yes, it seems the night before, the night nurses gave her a piece of apple pie,, a worker ate a piece too, later, and got a stomach ache, but did not vomit.. mom did, big time..
simple case to me... I then ask where she has all of this stuff written down, her vitals, circumstances leading up to and after sickness.. DUH! A monkey would have charted all of this, but I had to ask her to rewrite it to take along for hospital staff to see...
I finally haul mom in, get her in a room, and they do IV, labs, she proceeds to toss the water and Vernors I gave her in the next two hours.. they cath her, take her to X-ray, she tosses more fluids there, I fall asleep holding the wall up..
Finally, after asking them since 10:30pm, at 3am, they tell me the doc scheduled a CT scan for a few hours from then, so I can go home, they will admit her,, I told them I was diabetic and had been awake since 4 am the morning before..
I finally get home, try to call assisted living place, get voice mail of course,, tell them not to call me as I am getting some sleep,, I fall asleep about 4:30am,, 5:45 am, hospital calls me to get all of the information I already gave in E.R. in case they admitted her, so they would not have to BOTHER me again... I tell her that I am leaving town today and will not be back until evening,, give her DD cell phone number ,,
20 minutes later after getting a PIN number for mom, I get back into bed,,
I sleep another three hours and wake, hustle to get ready, we leave for errands before heading north on the expressway for time with family there.
We returned at 6 pm, I called immediately to the hospital, nurse tells me mom has not been abusive like last night to staff, her CT was negative(NO kidding) everything was negative..
she was merely dehydrated,, MUST HAVE BEEN THAT APPLE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is sitting up, eating regular food, happy as a clam to have people waiting on her hand and foot.. of course..
I tell nurse in no uncertain terms that I will not be hauling mother back to her home, that if they need a forklift, helicopter,whatever, i cannot wrestle her again,, the shiny ambulance would be perfect for that.. Those husky EMT's can handle her on that gurney..
she writes that in her chart and I just took another half tramadol(took two halves last night before phone call!) and enjoying my new Minnetonka moccasin slippers I bought while shopping with DD and Dgreat niece today at the Tanger outlets in West Branch!! DD had a coupon, I bought two pair ON SALE and I am looking forward to a relatively normal night of sleep.
God has sense of humor..
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