Do y'all mind a bit of a rant?
I have this friend, she's definitely a phone junkie. And she's driving me crazy. She phones at least a couple of times a day and it's difficult to get her off the phone in less than 1/2 hour. She calls at work, and she calls at home.
Friday, she called at least 6 times in the space of 2 hours. I was trying to have a quiet evening at home, and after the final call, I finally answered, thinking it might be something important. It wasn't. Jeez!!! I'm afraid I let my irritation show, but really. Friday evening--wouldn't you begin to consider that someone might want to have some recovery from the week.
Then there's tonight. 4 calls, after I'd explicitly stated that the debate was on tonight and that I'd be watching. Ummm, live TV? I haven't picked up, but once again, I'm annoyed. Leave. Me. Alone.
True, said friend has "issues." Once again she's unemployed. IMO, it's due to a severe lapse of judgement, but still...I have to have some empathy at her situation. She's estranged from her son, who's acting like a spoiled child, ugh, want to smack him. And there are other family members who are also amazing in their lack of support and sensitivity. But regardless, I'm feeling that boundaries aren't being respected and it's pissing me off. I've been through similar circumstances and I've had to deal with them basically alone (and yes, she and I knew each other during those periods of time, where was she?). But in spite of that, I'm still feeling a lot of resentment at how needy she is, and what a time-sink she can be.
So, am I being a massive B? Or is my response a reasonable one? I guess I'm just more of a self-reliant type. It's hard for me to have to shoulder this.
Again, sorry to vent. But it's my blog and where else can I?