What is it with some people?
Our family vacation plans fell apart when the Perfect Child[sup]TM[/sup] couldn’t get off work on the days we’d planned to be gone. Disappointing, maddening, such is life. It’s not like we won’t have another chance to get away this summer. I was looking forward to leaving here on May 22, but it’s not going to happen, so I whine about it and life goes on.
When coworkers, including my boss, asked why we’re not going and I tell them it’s because of the kid’s schedule, they say “Time for her to find a new job then.”
Yeah, it’s just a minimum wage gig at the roller rink, but she really likes working there. She’s mastered all but 2 of the tasks, and since she has no desire to be the DJ, all that’s left is Floor Guard. She loves doing Party Host and working in the office. She even has fun doing Snack Bar duty. She gets a bunch of hours and her bank accounts are growing.
And she should quit??
Personally, I think she’s to be congratulated for having a work ethic. She’s saving money for a trip next year and for college the year after. She’s maintaining her “A” average, doing volunteer work, working out at the Y, as well as doing her chores at home. She’s a member of the family and as such, her responsibilities carry some weight - so we’re having to reschedule our plans. Is that so outrageous? Are we overindulgent? I think not.
So, to my critics, you may take your suggestions, print them out in triplicate, fold the pages till they’re all corners, and insert them in your anal orifice, twisting to ensure a tight fit. Then you may kiss my ass.