I get a phone call at work today. I am very stressed, my boss has left, thus I am in charge. I had little to no sleep and was very cranky that I was left to blow up 200 balloons by myself.
On the phone is my mother. Anyone who pays attention to what I post here, knows we have a strained relationship at best. She and my father are taking a day trip. They will be gone over night, and she wants me to check on the two cats. Not a problem, however--I say, "well, why do they need to be checked on?" Not trying to be sarcastic or bitchy, just asking because if you leave a bowl of food and a large water dish in the garage they will be fine and happy for three days coming and going as they please. She gets pissy and says "they need to be looked in on!" And I said "ok fine, whatever" and she gets pissy and says "So are you going to do it or is it too much work for you?" I say "yes!" and she doesn't say anthing, no goodbye, just clunks the phone down. Ahh, but apparantly did not hang it all the way up. I then hear her ranting to my father about how spoiled I am, and how I never do anything for her, but bend over backwards for anyone else but her, and how smart I think I am, and goes on and on for a solid 3 minute rant about what an awful person I am. When she appeared done, I hung up the phone on my end and went back to work.
It's always a bit shocking to find out what people really think of you. But I am pissed! My tone probably was grumpy, I will own up to that, but I really don't think what I did deserved that kind of a soap box moment.
So I am off to go check on the cats, who have been alone a whole 5 hours, god I hope they are ok!! (dripping with sarcasm) and I am pondering leaving a note to the effect of: "Cats fine and dandy. Got your mail. Oh and a bit of advice, the next time you want to talk behind someones back, make sure you hang up the phone first." Nothing bitter, nothing scathing, just a little note, to let her know, I heard everything she said.
Or should I not even bother? Blow it off? It won't accomplish anything anyway?
And what the hell? Am I that much of a selfish bitch? Cripes, this disturbs me, I always thought I was nice...