Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shamelessly Plugging My Retard Life

Yes, this is going to be a "woe is me" blog so if you aren't in the mood to read, move on to something else. However, I will be supplying laughs in lieu of cries so feel free to stick around and have a laugh...on me.

2009 will ALWAYS be the MOST memorable year of my LIFE. The first half of the year, I was adjusting to finding out I was pregnant at a MOST inconvenient time, watching my paycheck get sliced and diced so that other employees could keep their jobs, and moving way too many times than should be allowed.

Just when I thought I could breathe again, here comes Karma to kick my azz over something I'm sure I did but does "she" ever tell you WHAT you are being made to pay for? No. The seeds you sowed are now being reaped and your only job is to shut the hell up and roll with the punches. Although I called this a "woe is me" blog, please sincerely know, I am not in a corner feeling sorry for myself. I had my 5 REAL minutes of "why me" and got over it but it was tough.

It's tough to deal with this while being 30+ weeks pregnant (I made 32 weeks on Sunday; 8 more to go):

*the shower I DIDN'T want but was semi-coerced into having, yeah, some of the folks who "offered" to help out, didn't pull through so I had to cover the costs of things they volunteered to be responsible for...which is fine IF I had planned for that AND if the following didn't happen....

*almost EVERYONE RSVP'd...then the week of, MYSTERIOUSLY, they had other things come up

I understand that life happens and I am not saying anyone's life had to halt because my baby shower was this past weekend. What I am saying is please don't feed me lame excuses like because I'm pregnant I became retarded. If you've been everywhere in the world South of France (for the last year) up until the weekend of my baby shower, you're supposed to be "family", and then all of a sudden you can't make it to my shower due to transportation "issues", sorry, I just find that hard to believe. Especially when you decide to tell me the day before the shower. You hadn't planned on coming before the day you chose to send me a text message (for real? you can't even call me?); that's fine.

Another thing, I understand people have to make a living...if your job calls you in to work on the same day of something you RSVP'd to, hey, go get your money. But there is a reason you RSVP, especially when FOOD is involved. Head counts are instrumental, ESPECIALLY when you are pinching your pennies. So if 40 people RSVP and I go buy food for 40 people, I expect 40 people to be eating this food. If 20 or even 30 people only show, yes, I have a right to be upset. You've wasted my money simply because of your failure to communicate. You knew you had to work the minute they put you on the schedule so sending me a text telling me you remember my shower is today but what time is it cause you get off at 8 pm? Ummm, who EVER has a baby shower at 8? Go back to work and stop sending me asinine text messages please, thank you.

Those are just 2 examples...I've got more TRUST me LOL

*in the midst of trying to keep my head firmly screwed on, I got laid off 2 days before the baby shower

Yes, it is utterly pitiful for someone 8 months pregnant to be without a job. It isn't like I can get on my grind and go waitress. Right...and give birth in the middle of a food run as my ankles swell up to the size of elephant buttocks. Although it's discrimination, because I can't prove it, no one is going to hire me in this condition. I'm more or less ass out until November, when my womb has fully healed and my child is old enough to attend daycare. Who made up that 6 week rule? Damn doctors (that was sarcasm; I don't need any medical explanations as to why the baby needs to stay home for 6 weeks; I lost my job, not my mind...yet).

Are they discriminating against me? My "job"? Nope, please trust and BELIEVE if that was the kind of situation going on, me and Babybottoms would LEGALLY wipe their entire bank account clean for laying me off while pregnant. That just isn't the case. This isn't a personal vendetta against me so it's easier to laugh and joke about it than sit in the middle of the parking lot and pray for vengeance to be exacted on them.

Let's just say, I'm not the only one getting laid off and we'll leave it at that for now since I do have a "public" blog.

*my mom almost didn't make it

Due to Airtran being the idiotic mothersonsofbiotches that they are, they screwed up her flight arrangements and then tried to get in her pockets $1200 deep to fix it. Ain't no regular working class citizen got money like that, recession or not. Anywhom, my mom thinks she's Wonder Woman sometimes (like most "go hard" mommy's do) so she decides to drive from Texas to Georgia. Pandemonium and chaos ensues on this road trip and what should have been no more than a 14 hr ride (that's time included to get lost) turned into her on the road with my 12 yr old nephew for...20 hrs. She still didn't make it to my house until 1:35 pm on Saturday after leaving Texas on Friday at 8 am. My shower started at 2 pm....so yes, I was late to my own shower. By 15 minutes or so...

*haven't really slept since Wednesday of last week

and I probably won't until Sunday....when everyone (my family) will be back in their respective homes

There is however silver linings in these clouds of despair....

*Babybottoms got some WONDERFUL gifts from my family and the AWESOME friends who did follow through on their offerings

*My mom is still my mom, despite her tomfoolery on the road and has kept me from breaking down and crying a couple times since she's been here

*The baby shower turned out to be a lot better than what it was looking like and EVERYONE had a good time

*I still have no supplemental income but a few friends have been instrumental in coming up with good ideas of things to do from home so I don't have to unleash Babybottoms on the world right away

AND

*Babybottoms dad is still probably one of the MOST supportive men I've ever met in my life. I think he's more so trying to make sure I don't go jump off a bridge somewhere but he's sacrificed comfy sleep more than a few times to make sure I was okay since all of this happened.

Despite the tragedy that is my life at the moment, I am happy I do have the simple moments of happiness I am getting here and there. So...with all that being said (here comes the shameless self plug), if you have any shreds of decency in your heart, you'll point me in the direction of money should you see some and/or a job fitting for someone in my condition.

Thank you.
(I had to laugh at that myself LOL)

13 points of view:

Brittni said...

I'm sorry you got stuck self-planning your shower. That's sucky, but at least that's one party where people feel obligated to give gifts if they come. [Baby]'s gotta like that.

Assertive Wit said...

LOL the shower was becoming a headache but Chanel, my mom, and a couple of my other friends helped out TREMENDOUSLY. I can't thank them enough! It's more sucky that I won't have a steady paycheck with a newborn :)

Brittni said...

Yeah, I was pretty much gonna stay away from that. Unemployment right now is so unimaginable it makes me itch :-|

Assertive Wit said...

Yeah, it's one of those things that I wish would disappear if I just closed my eyes but as life would have it, it's still there when I open them LOL

ChiChi said...

Aww Syn *Hugs* I could just imagine as I was almost about to lose it being unemployed and I'm relatively "safe" with my home situation.

Craigjc said...

Dag, sorry about the job. That was heartless on their part, I don't care if it happened to other people or not. Well, 2009 will soon be '010. Hoping for the better.

Hard Work said...

See I hate when people do things like that... you know you're not coming hours before you actually let it be known... that's so annoying... I am glad that you have a guy who's helping you by being supportive and that you're seeing the silver lining in things... when things like the baby shower happen, it just shows you who's there for you and who's not and thus, let's you know who to rid yourself of...

VerbFashion said...

Airtran continues to fail and should be boycotted by all mankind. I've never heard one good thing about them and they definitely pissed me off this past year...i salute your "go hard" mommy ;)

The girl with clean hands said...

At least I'm not the only one whose shower was poorly attended after RSVPing!And I almost wilded out because I made everything and my sister who was supposed to be hosting kept dissapearing and I got maybe 4 hours sleep over the 3 days leading up to it? And can we say I did the same thing with my money but I'm already unemployed getting California's new standard of welfare (unemployment insurance) and it's been suspended for the last 6 weeks and I'm a week overdue? Life happens like this for a reason Syn is all I can say, the biggest blessing is that you have a good support sytem and you are creating the most priceless treasure known to man even if he's overdue and you're gestationally diabetic and won't be induced until tomorrow at the soonest even though your due date was the 20th...

phallatio said...

Glad the baby shower went well. Sorry there were so many no-shows. Needless to say, someone we both love made the effort to get to you, and I saw a hot picture of the two of you the other day! You'll have to excuse me: pregnant women turn me on!

Coogie Cruz said...

*cyber hug*

Assertive Wit said...

ChiChi: it isn't driving me crazy...just making me think way too much; it's funny how when I only had to think about myself, being laid off was REALLY the least of my concerns...now it's all about this little girl :)

Craigjc: thanks for the concern but trust me, it REALLY isn't foul play on their behalf LOL

Hard Work: kudos on everything you said :)

VerbFashion: Airtran can suck the big one...hate, hate, hate them!

the girl with clean hands: yeah Cali aint shat on the unemployment end; Georgia ain't doing too much better, giving folks 80% of the maximum. I've heard it all before that "you should be grateful you're getting something"...yeah, yeah but it isn't like unemployment (out here) matches your salary in the first damn place LOL so it's a bitter laugh in everyone's face

my support system (here in GA) REALLY is mainly the baby's father; without him, I'd have no idea where my mental state would be because it's a lot going on with my family as a whole...I'm SO grateful for him :)

phallatio: Yeah it turned out to be very nice and she bought Babybottom's first BIG toy!!!

Coogie Cruz: thank you :)

kweensweetee said...

*hugs* i agree with alot of what was said...
1. you now know your true friends
2. thank GOD for the support u have (child's father mostly)
3. unemployment is not that great....
all that being said, congrats on a successful shower...
side note: it's nice to see how u talk of your child's father...not many women are/were lucky to have that kind of support...

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