I totally failed at Nablopomo this month! I knew something would throw me off track - that something, was something pretty important...you know the thing that pays the bills - work. I traveled the week of the 14th, my working hours were ridiculously insane, plus there was a ton of partying since we were completing the final stages of the project & bringing our last few days of the year together to a close. So....no blogging the week of the 14th - well not much blogging at least!
Anyways! Today I must vent....and it may be a long vent, but this needs to come out! I went to dinner with a friend of mine tonight - he's such a lifesaver! He always listens to my craziness & I think now he understands why I get so pissed with people. A few days ago, my aunt, who is 50+ years old, not disabled by any means, called me to ask if I had some money to pay their electric bill, cause it was going to get cut off the next day. I wanted to hang up the phone when she called because the thought of her having to call her niece and ask for money is just ridiculous - I'm 26, she's 50+ something is just wrong about that! I told her that I didn't have the money (I did, but she damn sure wasn't getting it) and I would have to call her back later because she called during work.
When I hung up the phone, I called my mom & said look, your sister in law just called asking for money to pay their electric bill because it's going to get cut off tomorrow. She said I hope you said no. I said you're damn right I said no, I'm not paying their bills - I don't even live there.
Let me tell you why I said no.....and here goes my rant (you must excuse the vulgarities):
I am 26 years old & while I may have some high paying what everyone thinks is a glorious job, I have BILLS. Right, I have a mortgage payment, car payment, car insurance, cable bill, electric bill, water bill, cell phone bill, student loans, credit cards...I HAVE BILLS! I don't get paid and get to blow all of my money on ridiculous shit, like paying YOUR electric bill. Hell I have my own electric bill!
You KNEW your electric bill was going to be cut off MORE than a day before, so why the hell are you just calling now? You are a able bodied adult, why don't you get off of your lazy ass and find a job? I work, so why the hell can't you - the world doesn't owe you shit! And to top that off, you must not be hurting too damn bad, you sent me an email so that tells me your internet is on. When I talked to you on the phone (you know - when you were asking for money) you said you were watching tv, which means your cable hasn't been shut off, and you picked up the damn phone to give me some sad sob crying ass story about how you needed money to pay the electric bill, so your phone wasn't cut off.
There are these things called PRIORITIES and these things called NECESSITIES! Let's talk about how you need to get your priorities together, stop living beyond your means & have only the shit you need to get by!
Maybe I should explained to you what exactly a necessity is.....Webster says necessity is "the condition of being essential or indispensable."
LIGHTS, WATER, FOOD, and TISSUE - those are necessities. If you don't have shit else, you better have those 4 things!
Now - what's not a necessity - INTERNET, CABLE, THE MEAL YOU ATE AT RED LOBSTER, WENDYS, SUBWAY, CAPTAIN D'S, THE NEW SHOES YOU BOUGHT, THE 5 WII GAMES YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR CHILD, THE NEW POLO (YES, POLO RALPH LAUREN) SWEATER THAT YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR CHILD, THE MONEY YOU WASTED ON CIGARETTES <- I do not see a damn necessity in that list!!
If your ass ain't working & doesn't have a steady source of income, I suggest you take a look at your expenses and cut the fuck back......maybe then you won't need to call me & ask to borrow money. Or how about you just get off your ass and get a job....that wouldn't be so bad huh?
And my vent is totally over with...I think I'm going to bed early because this same aunt that I'm bitchin about in my post has asked me to come pick her & my cousin up tomorrow because they don't want to spend Christmas alone & they don't have the means to get to my parents house. I'm only doing this for my cousin - I don't believe that any child should be forced to spend Christmas without their family. I know how happy my parents made my (many) Christmases as a kid, I want her to have the same happy family memories. I'm a softy for kids - can't you tell?