Post # 1
Yesterday, I went out and spent $40 I really didn’t have getting the supplies to make hand-painted, wooden nursery letters for DH’s cousin who is pregnant. Her shower is in a couple of weeks. I’d already bought her a decently priced gift, but I couldn’t resist my creative urge. She’d told me she really wanted painted letters for the nursery, but didn’t have the drive to do them herself.
Today, I started painting the letters. I tore the price tags off of every one and painted them all. About fifteen minutes ago, I got a text from DH’s cousin saying, “I was feeling creative, so I went and got the stuff I needed to make those wooden letters!” What the actual f*ck?!
So, I had to reveal my surprise. The worst part is, I told her to return the stuff she bought (since she hasn’t painted anything yet) and she is acting like she is not going to! She is pretty much saying that she’s going to go ahead and paint the letters she bought. So, not only did I waste money that could’ve been better used elsewhere, I’ve put in work for nothing 🙁 I could sell them on Etsy, but the letters spell out a very unique name, so I doubt they’d actually sell. Ughhh!
Anybody wanna share their rant for the day? I need to know I’m not alone in my crappy day.
Post # 3
Here’s what i would do. I would spend a really really really long awesome time doing the letters you bought. Make them SO awesome that hers looks like total crap and SHE’S the one out of money! Haha. But really, I’d still make them and give them to her over throwing them away.
Post # 4
@Pinksapphire: That sucks, and she isn’t acting grateful. Can you rearrange those letters to spell something obscene? That would make me feel better, personally. 🙂
Let’s see… my rant? I raced home from school today to see Darling Husband before he went to work. Lo and behold, he was gone for the day. He had another job interview and forgot to tell me. I mean, that’s not really a major issue, but it made me sad to spend the afternoon with only the cat.
Oh, that, and chocolate is not calorie-free.
Post # 5
@KateByDesign: That’s a good idea too. I suppose that trumps an obscenity.
Post # 6
I *hate* when people do this. If you’re about to have a gift giving event (baby shower, Christmas, b-day, etc), don’t go out buying things for yourself!!!
Post # 7
@StuporDuck: She is VERY hormonal this pregnancy. It is so bad that she’s even admitted she’s driving herself crazy and that she was never this bad with her Dirty Delete. So, the strangest, most off-the-wall things piss her off and/or upset her. I have a strange feeling she is actually MAD at me for doing this for her without telling her first (abruptly stopped texting me last night and hasn’t answered me since). It was supposed to be a surprise! Duh! I am the one hosting her shower, and every single surprise I’ve come up with so far, she’s ruined for herself. Then, she either gets mad thinking I’ve spent too much money (she thinks she’s gonna have to pay me back or something?), or she gets sad that she won’t be having any surprises. Anyway, sorry about missing your Darling Husband =[ My Darling Husband works late and then comes home and just wants to eat, shower, and go to bed, so I get lonely too =[
@VAwife: Like I told Julie, DH’s cousin has been highly hormonal since she’s been pregnant. Like, approach with caution for real. I know pregnant women are supposed to be hormonal, but I’ve never in my life experienced a pregnant woman like this. This is certainly not the only incident like this that has occurred. Anyway, she’s been getting really upset over how much money people are spending on her… but then getting really upset when nobody buys her anything. In her mind, you should always give back what you get (there is no such thing as an unconditional act). So, she thinks that because people are spending a good bit of money on her baby, she is gonna have to spend equal on them in the future. It’s weird, but everytime I make a purchase I’m wondering if it’s gonna make her happy, sad or piss her off.