My all time favorite excuse and the one that aggravates me the absolute most is “I HAVE KIDS AND DON’T HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH THIS!”
Oh my gosh! If I hear another person blame their inability to complete something as simple as placing on order online because of their children, I swear I will……I will do something really bad. OK, not really bad, but it just bugs the crap out of me.
Case in Point:
Woman A placed an order for her daughter’s 1st birthday party online. Of course like every other person out there it is a “princess party”.
A sample of her invitation is this:
Well she received her order and of course it was just horrible. She didn’t know it was in the shape of a carriage….and the ribbon was defective because it was frayed. OK…ONE, I think it would be really hard to send defected ribbon….you would really have to screw it up. And TWO…do you not know how to cut ribbon? So, long story short I tried to explain that she would just need to cut the ribbon at a slight angle to prevent it from fraying. She then proceed on to her excuses…
“I have a 10 month old daughter and I also work part-time….I do not have time to cut 60 ribbons. “
Me: No way, you have a baby AND you work part-time???!! Holy Cow! That’s insane. How in the world do you handle all of that?
Ok, I did not say that, but that is what I was thinking. I just think it is so foolish to blame all of your mistakes or all of your stupidities on your poor child. Arg! Ok, I am truly sorry if this offends anyone, but HELLLLOOOO I work full time too and I have a crazy 2-year-old running around and I do the dishes and I cook, and I do the laundry and I play with Denver and I bathe him, and feed him and on and on and on…..but you know what? I love it! I even have time in there to surf the net and check my email, and even time to sit around on the couch. I think that some people just get so comfy in their little nook of where they are; whether it be a stay-at-home parent or a parent with a full or part-time job, blaming your kids….I mean come on!!!!
I know several people who have 3 kids, or even 4 kids…work, and are so busy that they are scatter brained 90% of the time….but I have never once heard a complaint like that from them.
If you can not handle something like checking your email and holding your 10-month old at the same time, maybe you better re-think having anymore kids until you master that one first.
OK, that’s my rant.
Can you tell I’ve had a bad day?