Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Gauntlet has Been Thrown!

Yesterday was a little rough. It seems that all the men in my life decided to be a jerk.

First, I went to do my father's grocery shopping. My stepmother is still in the hospital, but she is out of ICU. We are no way out of the woods, but it is a step forward.

Anyway, I went to dad's to get his list. His best friend is staying with him, so there were things on the list for him as well. When I returned after the shopping they were eating a very nice breakfast of eggs and toast.

When I walked in carrying all the grocery bags this is what was said.

Dad: (loud and snarky) "You have got to be kidding ME!!!" "Did YOU want some breakfast???!!"

I thought to myself, "Well dad, with such a nice and warm invitation like that, how can I refuse?"

But instead I just said "No, thank you." and proceeded to put all the groceries away and leave.

When it was time to pick up Uncle Jim, he had me take him to Walgreens to get milk and back home to deposit said milk before he went to work. All the while telling me how bad my brakes were and they were getting worse. He didn't offer anything, in fact, he told me that he was not familiar with my brake system, so he couldn't help me fix them.

When I got home, I looked online to see if I could find anything about replacing brakes on a 2007 PT Cruiser. Low and behold, there was step by step instructions on I showed it to Matt and here's what he said.

Matt: "I'm not replacing the brakes on the car!"

Me: "Why not? Here are step by step instructions, they don't look that hard."

Matt: "Oh yeah? Then why don't you do it?"

Me: "FINE! I will!"

You would think that after 15 years, he wouldn't challenge me like that.

Don't worry folks, I have a plan!


Rebecca Jo said...

What is it? Male-PMS Day or something.... geez!!!

Are you going to attempt it? Oh, this is going to be good!!!

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SparkleFarkle said...

(Sorry about my two false starts, above.)

How does that today-appropriate-for-you--AND-me (<-- My husband's driving me nuts as well!) line go? "If they can put a man on the moon, send them all, d**** it! And, LEAVE THEM THERE!"

Best wishes with the brakes. I'm rooting for you!

*daydreams imaginary scene where Wife O' and I blast guns that flag out the word "BANG!" at the men in our lives, as we defiantly shout in unison: "Dems da 'brakes,' suckahs!"*

Kimmy said...

What a couple of turds!!! What is it with men. Like Rebecca Jo said, Male-PMS day....geez! You poor thing. Sometimes a hug helps so since I'm too far away from you, here's a virtual hug...(((HUG)))

Heather said...

You are strong. You are woman. Let's hear you roar!

Watch out, men in Becky's life. The shit is about to hit the fan.

And why on earth are your brakes that bad already? Only 3 years old? That sucks.

Lacey said...

I hope your plan involves going to a mechanic, because mine sure would!

(Guys sometimes... sheesh!)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh NO!!!

Sorry they were Butts to you!!

Girl I hope you have a good plan! I'm nervous for you. But when we woman are determined...we can do ANYTHING!!!

ChicagoLady said...

The men in your life should know by now not to challenge you to something. Sounds like your dad and uncle Jim should watch "Grumpy Old Men", but what's Matt's excuse? LOL

Becky said...

Some days Men just SUCK.

{{today would be a good example}}

Anna Lefler said...

You know, Johnny Depp would never act like that.

And it would be fun to watch him work on your car.


Hang in there, sister.

XO, Anna

Toriz said...

A plan? Uh-Oh! Every time I've heard that sentence the results have been... Well, let's just say I want to know when you're putting your plan in to action so I can make sure I'm far away from that general area.

Wait, I already am... Cool! Well, carry on then!

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