Those days. We've all had them. Trust me when I tell you, this one was a doozy. Just a snap shot:
I have come to the conclusion that we are living in a time where young adults have no manners. No table manners, no cell phone manners, and certainly no common courtesy. There is no please and thank you. There is no patience to wait until someone can help you, everything is right now, and on my terms. For example..
Arrogant Twenty-something Metro-Sexual, "I'll have a water. With lemon." (while holding cell phone to ear.)
Deadly Zin, "okay." (walks away, gets water)
A.T.M., "chips and salsa." (still on cell phone)
Deadly Zin, "okay." (walks away, gets chips)
A.T.M., "honey-chipotle crispers" (yep, still on cell phone)
Deadly Zin, (pause. pause. pause) "I'm sorry, were you talking to me?"
A.T.M., "um, yes. (pause) I'll have the honey-chipotle crispers."
Deadly Zin (pause......)
A.T.M., (puts down cell) "Please."
That was at 11:15a.m. By noon, it was a whole other picture..
And since I believe laughter is the best way to deal with life, we will just skip the 3 nut jobs that I am pretty sure were imbibing things other than fajitas and ritas in the bathroom. There is no laughing about them.
By 5:15 p.m. I was home, finally. Let the dogs out, let the dogs in, give them dinner, let the dogs out again, let the dogs in, get a phone call from an amazing friend offering to make dinner for me and the Goose. Sweet.
Run downstairs in time to see #2 dog (the boy, of course the girl is #1) throwing up his dinner ... wait for it... on my bed. Super.
Clean it up, grab wine and green beans (she was a little short on vegetables), and head down the block.
At which point she fixed me. Not with Eggplant (which was delicious), or wine (which was scrumptious), but with friendship... because that is what we do for each other. As women: we listen, we cry, we laugh, and we certainly heal each other's bad days.
"Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece." - Author Unknown
Oh and in case you wonder what we were drinking:
La Chase du Pape
Cotes du Rhone
I would describe it as full bodied, on the drier side, and lightly spicy. Oh, and worth $11.99, definitely.