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Monday, April 6, 2009

Greetings from a tired Mrs. Jetplane

Well, Monday morning never seemed as sweet...

I'm tired, really tired, but things are going ok. By ok, I mean 10000x better than I expected, but not great. We're all very different people with very different personalities.

They are on vacay.... I am not...
They are 24-25 yrs old.... I am not...
They smoke a pack a day... I do not...
They enjoy drinking...alot... I do not...

I'll admit I went into this situation with a very negative attitude and I'm most definitely not the glass half full type of gal... if you ever thought Mrs. Jetplane was Mrs. Positivity... sorry to disappoint, I'm sooo not. I know it, accept it, even though Mr. Jetplane does his best to take me away from the dark side, he can't. Anyway...

The point is... when I stay at someone else's house (excluding my parents) I act a certain way, I'm on my best behavior. I treat people stuff a certain way. And I ask... is there anything I can do... here let me help you empty the dishwasher... here let me take out the trash... oh please let me help you empty the grocery bags from the car... Yeah that's common sense right?

Well obviously not because someone doesn't do that. I made dinner last night, a large pasta dish, chicken, and garlic bread. I got a mmmm... this is good... Not one "thank you". Hello? They didn't even help clear the table.

We played a game on Friday night... On purpose, I didn't pick it up, just to see how long they would leave it out.... 3pm Sunday.... come on people...

Okay, enough... deep breaths... they are leaving tomorrow.... and someone may work late tonight...

Thanks again for all your support, you guys are the best...
XOXO

20 comments:

KLC said...

they sound super rude! But it will all be over soon :)

Kaitlin said...

You have done so great though, considering the situation. You are totally right in feeling frustrated.

Mrs. D said...

At least it will all be over with soon! Hopefully the rest of their stay won't be that bad! :)

Sarah said...

Wow I could not handle that I think I woudl end up saying something that I shouldn't

Sara said...

I have a couple of in-laws like that. Add in kids that behave just as poorly and voila! I am just like you. I try very much to make sure I'm not in the way and as helpful as possible. They will be gone soon.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Its almost over! yay! I would be incredibly frustrated.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

You are doing better than I could. When my sister and her boyfriend came to visit it was awful.

Lucky in Love said...

One more day!! You can do it :)

Tania said...

I'm totally with you! I'm on my best behavior when I stay at someone else's house and I expect other people to help out with little things, even my siblings! I think it's rude when people don't say thank you or leave stuff around the house for you to pick up after them. Grr!!

At least they leave tomorrow, huh?

jlc said...

Hold it together!! You got this hun!!

Mojito Maven said...

big hugs to you because i am no patience for that!

Martha in California said...

Typical younguns...
Look at it this way, "your mama raised you right." That was a quote from Sweet Home Alabama, but it's true. At least you're the hospitable host. I believe it's afternoon in the east coast, a few more hours to go. Hang in there!

*~! megs !~* said...

I'm giving you props. You are so handling this better than I would be...

GingerSnap said...

That's too bad. Just be the polite and courteous hostess that you are and keep that in mind for next time they want to visit. That kind of stuff bothers me too, I have only had a few rude house guests, most have been super-helpful and gracious :)

Miss E said...

Big hugs for a rough weekend. At least it's going better than anticipated!

Miss E said...

Big hugs for a rough weekend. At least it's going better than anticipated!

d.a.r. said...

Ugh, how incredibly rude! I would have flipped my lid a long time ago. Hang in there...almost done with it!

Seaside Prep said...

oh my goodness!! some people sheesh! You have iron will. :) You are so close to back to normal. :)

a H.I.T. said...

That is the worst! I'm sorry.

Although, my manners once got me in trouble. I was a guest at a friend's house last summer and, like I was raised, I always asked if they needed help and chipped in with cooking, dishes, cleaning, etc.

Well I later learned that the host thought I was trying to show her up! Talk about low self esteem. I was just trying to be courteous :) I guess you never win.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Hang in there!

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