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Bad morning


Monday, June 13, 2011

I was doing well this morning, all excited because I'd lost a little bit over a pound (yay) and was doing my morning toning video when the post man knocks at the door.
Parcel (huh? I didn't order anything...)
(Now the following is going to sound horribly ungrateful and bratty, but whether or not this is truly how this should be viewed I was, and still am horribly upset)

A fat blasting yoga DVD
and a stoner movie DVD (with that horribly annoying chick from scary movie)...

Delivery slip said it was a gift from my sister???
I rang her straight away because I honestly assumed her amazon had been maybe not hacked, but that some one of her colleagues was playing pranks with her credit card.
Nope.
(Ok, context, my sister has no idea that I'm trying to loose weight because she has always told me there's no point trying, that I'm stuck this way).
So she tells me she got me the fat blasting yoga so I could shift some pound while de-stressing (She thinks I'm a workaholic too...pot/kettle situation). I try and laugh this off (as my eyes are welling with tears) and remind her that I've feared and loathed yoga since a horrible class we both went too as teenagers where the teacher was an elderly man who wore baggy shorts commando style. Then the stoner movie was apparently because I love that sort of thing...um...no. So she calls me ungrateful and hangs up.
I'm aware that the intention was good (which I text her afterwards) but the impact wasn't. Ok I like to pride myself on really thinking about giving gifts, and try and think of anything that the person has mentioned to really surprise them with some thing they'd love. Call me a brat and I'll agree with you, but when someone gives you something that so utterly isn't you...well it feels like one of two things: either they absolutely do not know you and didn't take the time to listen or find out or worse that actually is how you project yourself to other people i.e. that I am a fat lard ass who needs to sit around doing yoga while watching stoner movies featuring unpleasantly shrill actresses...
So sorry to vent on you all (or indeed anyone, if anyone reads this) but getting it out does feel better. I know its my fault that I'm upset and my sister would never understand why this would upset me. I know I've been rude and ungrateful in response to a nice gesture. But man I feel like crap now
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COPE782 6/17/2011 10:12AM

    I agree with TURTLERASKIN. Sounds like your sister may be trying to keep you "in your place" by keeping you down. Not cool.

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TURTLERASKIN 6/13/2011 10:47AM

    It sounds to me like she's a bit jealous of you and wants to make sure you know your role as the pudgy sister so that you don't steal her limelight. I mean, who gives someone "fat blasting" videos unsolicited? Would she like it if you sent her "how to be polite" videos?

WE would never send you stoner movies or yoga videos. WE think you can lose weight. Heck, you've already lost almost ten pounds! WE think you're amazing: dedicated, perseverant, insightful, funny.

However, WE would like you to know we will never get that image out of our heads re the elderly yoga instructor.

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SWAZY33 6/13/2011 7:52AM

    So sorry that your day had to start with THAT!
I agree (although it was probably with good intentions) that was two poor choices from your sis...sometimes ppl just don't think all the way through each choice they make!
Hope your day gets better!
AND emoticon on the pound + weight loss!

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LOVEUNDERLINED 6/13/2011 6:50AM

    I know what you mean about people getting really ill-fitting gifts. It sucks. Sorry you had a bad day.

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MELLABELLAS 6/13/2011 5:18AM

    I think I have seen that stoner movie you are talking about! Does it have a huge smiley face on the cover? I can't remember the name..
ANYWAY don't stress out too much about the morning package. Just apoligize if you truly feel badly and tell her that you were more confused than anything. Plus it is Monday morning and no one is exactly pleasant lol.
PS that was a pretty bad visual I got when you described an old yoga instructor commando style! LOL

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