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anal-retentive.

I didn’t really know what to name this post.  It’s kind of a rant, but I already ranted about bikers.  So, I guess it’s frustration, really, that other parents sometimes just ‘don’t get it.’  What’s that called?  Oh yeah, I’ll think of it…Anyway, my ds has a birthday party on July 8.  It’s almost 2 weeks away, but not quite.  We’re having it the rollerrink, so we have to have a specific amount of kids (10) to make it worth it, AND we need to pay the deposit soon (nonrefundable).  The thing is that only ONE kid has RSVPd.  I need to know how many kids are coming so if there’s room, we’ll invite other kids so that we still have the 10 kids we’re paying for.  Make sense?  I sent invitations over a week ago, which was kind of early but I need to know how many kids are coming.  and blah blah blah.  I feel like it’s redundant, this thing about parents being so flakey.  I mean, I get it, you’re busy.  hey, we’re all busy.  I just want you to take 2 seconds to email or call and let me know if your kid can make it so that if they can’t we can invite another kid before it’s too late.  Is that too much to ask?  And if you don’t know, let me know that, too – I’m looking for any kind of communication, people.  I think it’s called being considerate!  And I might possibly be being a little anal-retentive, so I decided I am going to name this post that.  lol.

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Momma’s rant.

Bikers!  I’m a biker.  Okay, granted, I have an old school rusted up schwinn that I bought at a garage sale for 5.00, but I consider myself a biker nonetheless.  Er, I guess I should say I am a leisure biker.  I don’t have any spandex outfits, that’s for sure, and I generally don’t bike farther than a couple of miles at a time.  So, it’s not like I am a pro biker.  And no matter how much I wish I could just get rid of my car and bike everywhere instead, it aint gonna happen.  Anyway, my beef with bikers is the arrogant belief that they rule all roads and trails.  I mean, I get it, you want to share the road and I am cool with that.  BUT you need to follow the same rules as automobiles, like STOPPING AT STOP LIGHTS.  That really wasn’t the issue I was going to post, but since it was on my mind I thought I’d share it.  My issue is on the trails.  I am trying to teach my DS (he’s 7) to follow the rules on trails, like telling people he’s on their left (or dinging the bell), but the guys (and gals) that are all decked out on their 20 speed bikes and entirely clad in spandex never, ever let us know when they are behind us.  And the reason it really gets on my nerves is because they go so fast and unlike my clinkity clankety bike, they don’t make any noise.  They just swish on past.  I’m just so afraid that my DS, or me for that matter, might step to the side and bam! have a biker run me over and they’ll be going so fast that they’ll end up a lot more hurt than me.  So, really, I am just worried about everyone’s well-being.  I mean, can’t they just say “on your left?”  I mean, really?