I have come to the conclusion that as you get older, Mondays get longer, and time goes faster. Yes, a week now is about 80% Monday, and 20% the remainder of the week. It is amazing how slow a Monday can go.
Perhaps I have a growing intolerance for people who do not take initiative. I dealt with a problem today that had been going on for months. I was able to prove to all parties involved where the problem was located, and suggested the people responsible fix it. Today I get a call asking me to talk to someone working on the problem. The request was phrased, “Do you mind talking to ….?”
I said, “Yes I mind.”
Was I too abrupt?
I don’t think so. It is the old saying, “Do what you have always done and you will get what you have always got.” I am sure if I talked to the other guy it would have only perpetuated the problem.
It is like if your kid always throws a tantrum at breakfast. And, if every morning you do the same thing – place a bowl of oat meal in front of him and say, “Eat it.” Perhaps it is time you change your approach or change the kid’s meal.
My approach has changed. There isn’t enough time to deal with those who think other people should do their job.
We got home and Louise had fixed a very delicious chicken cacciatore. We enjoyed our dinner with the Massagli’s, and then it was off to get the trailer straightened out and leveled and unhitched from the truck. It went quite well.
Elizabethe showed Louise around the garden so Louise could identify what’s a veggie and what’s a weed. (Not all of our weeds look like weeds: a lot of them have very pretty flowers.)
Elizabethe’s cousin and her family are still here. We spent some time talking to them. They are from the Houston, Texas, area and are here seeing the area. I suggested they go to Watkins Glen. As I expected, they loved it.