Last night, I had to stay up until about 12:30, because my uncle dropped in unexpected and Mom and Dad both refused to stay up past 10:30. I had planned on sleeping until about noon today, but I woke up right at 8:00AM because my headache from last week is still with me.
Since I have been awake, Mom and Dad have found it necessary for me to do little stupid things for them throughout the day, even though I explicitly stated that I was doing nothing today since it is my only day off between last Sunday and this coming Thursday.
I spent most of the day sitting right here, in front of the computer, because I'm less likely to be told to do anything when I'm here. About 20 minutes ago, I went outside with my camera and tripod, with the intent of watching the storm roll in and taking pictures of it.
As soon as I sat down and started mounting my camera to the tripod, Dad kept telling me that I needed to do this and that and whatever else I wasn't doing at the time. I flipped out.
I said, "No, I am trying to sit here and relax, which is something I've not been able to do all day." His response was something along the lines of, "I just need your help with this part of it, but I'll do the rest." I came storming into the house to put my camera and tripod in my room, and Mom asked what my problem was. I told her that I just wanted to relax, and that I've not been able to today. I went on to tell her that every time I sat down today, shortly afterwards I was asked to go do something else, and that while I did sit still for a little over an hour, I've not been able to sit for much more than 10 minutes at a time.
They ended up leaving to take care of the things that Dad wanted me to do, and to leave me alone so that I can relax without being interrupted. However, it's 6:00PM and there's only 4 hours left in my day, then I'll be off to work about 8 hours later.
I don't get it, at all. What is it about me, my work, or my attitude that says that I don't need rest? Why the BLEEEP can't I be allowed to sit and do nothing more than what I want to do? Why do people find the need to make me work during every waking hour?!
I admit, I'm not the most social person in the world, and that I spend a lot of time here in front of the computer. What people don't realize, though, is that I work 10 hour days, up to 6 days a week, doing hard, manual labor with an added twist of customer support. Yes, customer support, the kind of employment that makes Hell look like a winter playground.
Am I whining? OF COURSE I AM! Do I expect things to change? No, but I would sure hope that one day they will change so that I can at least sit and relax for a couple hours each day.
I love my family and friends to death, but nobody, and I mean nobody, can seem to grasp the concept of me having time to myself. So PLEASE, leave me alone when I ask, when I say I want to relax, and when I appear to be worn out and stressed out.
Hey tim, could you get up and change the channel on the TV for me? the remote is within arms reach, but i jst dont feel like over-exerting my thumbs
- Posted by macguy (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 01:51:35AM
Also I need someone to wipe my ass for me. kthnx :)
- Posted by Jason (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 12:37:53PM
Can you please untie my shoes?
- Posted by Luey (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 04:35:07PM
Jason's little request is the only one I've not heard in this lifetime.
- Posted by tim (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 06:48:57PM
yells at you from at least 5 rooms away plus a whole floor TIM!!! whines in an "I'm sick" tone I need you to get the "clicker" for me! looks at the control that is sitting on the side table which is right by my arm
- Posted by Jennz0rz (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 07:46:14PM
Shut up. Shut up. SHUT UP!!
- Posted by tim (Guest) on October 3, 2005 at 09:31:56PM
Does your remote actually CLICK?
- Posted by Luey (Guest) on October 4, 2005 at 11:22:56AM