Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday - Sea World Continued
It takes A LOT to get me mad and even more to get me riled up and even more to lose control - but I almost did at Sea World.
It was hot, very hot and I don't like the heat all that much, and then of course there was the stress of the GS and Daughter deciding where to eat. One wants one thing and the other wants another - the story of my life - but that's a whole other issue. I'm the peace maker. I'll go anywhere - I can find something I want at most places. And then it was slightly crowded - I think a lot of locals go to see it as much as people from other places.
So we were going to go eat at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant. Everywhere there you got in line and then ordered what you wanted and then it was brought to the table for you to eat. My daughter sent the GS in to the restaurant itself to get a table. Well the GS kept just hesitating long enough where people were getting the table before him. Now we were all stressed and my daughter was getting mad. So I left the line to go down the empty line on the other side.
YES, I know one was in to order and out for people to leave - dah. There were no marked signs mind you. It was just going to be easier for me to go help the GS.
I started in and all of a sudden, this 30 something young girl pushing a baby in her stroller, her husband behind her - actually and literally rammed the stroller into me. I had sandals on and it hurt my toes. I said, "Ouch, that hurt. You're stroller ran over my toes". Do you know what she told me? "That is your problem lady, you're going down the wrong way.)
Says who I wondered.
I said, "I'm trying to get to my grandson over there crying."
She said, "She didn't give a hoot, that was my problem and to go down the other line." She proceeded on and pushed me right out of the way. I almost fell.
Now I never do this - never, but I was so mad I told her she was a B-tch. I'm sorry for it and like I say I don't talk like that, but I was so aghast. Her husband said nothing. Now I don't know what was wrong with me that day, but if she had said one more thing to me or hurt me again I was going to slug her!
Can you believe old Chatty is that mean?
Well, my daughter heard and when we sat down we just laughed and laughed and laughed. Probably to get over the stress. It was so sad to see a young mother talk to an old grandma this way. And not too good of Chatty either.
I had to make a choice to let it go or it would have ruined my whole day. Now I do think it was kind of funny and I do feel kind of good sticking up for myself.
Has anything like this happened to you and what did you do about it?
"There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."~ Washington Irving
"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place," he once explained.