It's one of the top values that I try to instill in my kids.
Respect for other people - their opinions, beliefs, values, and their time.
So it really IRKS me (my substitute word for the vulgarity running thru my head right now) when others don't respect MY time.
I just got back from a football practice, that was supposed to be from 6-7pm (just a light additional practice - they normally practice on T and TH)...........that ended at 8:15.
Can you see my freaking PO'd face?
When I dropped D off, I asked his line coach: "you practicing until 8 tonight as usual?"
"Oh no" he says, "only an hour tonight."
Well, FRICK. I had planned on going to Home Depot to order our carpet, and go to the drugstore for a sick-kid drug run. An hour is hardly long enough to drive anywhere around here - especially when our practice wasn't at our usual location close to our house.
So what do I do? I head to the Great Indoors instead, peruse the carpet selection that is waaaaaaaaay to large for my brain to handle on a night like tonight, go to the drug store, pick up food for me and D, and head back to practice. Like the good doobie that I am, I am there by ten minutes until 7.
So explain to me why I sat in my car for almost an hour and a half? Because some people are disrespectful.
I know this is a total rant, and I'm sorry. I just had way too much time to think as I sat there, like a teenager dinking around on my cell phone to pass the time, going over and over in my head all the things I COULD have been doing.
As I watched about 5 runners pass by, it occurred to me that this time could have been well spent on my short run. COULD HAVE, had I known I would be there until 8:00.
I am on the verge of getting sick, I am tired, and I am pissed.
My blood is still boiling. Overreacting??? Maybe. So be it.