Friday, October 28, 2011

This time A pissed me off...and I'm still irritated.

Tonight I walked out of the kitchen into the living room to hear a screeching-grinding-whistling sound coming from the laundry room.  A is just sitting there on the couch. "Do you hear that?" She just kind of nods and still just sits there. Now that irritated me and I muttered something like, "Do you think maybe you could check something like that out?" 

I went into the laundry area and find it's the dryer. It's still running but making a god-awful noise and smelling hot. I turn it off, do a quick check to make sure nothing is stuck inside, turn it back on-it's still making the noise. "Oh great! It's the dryer!" I yell to her. Still nothing from her as I bang around and struggle to pull the machine out so I can check the connection of the exhaust, etc. "Can you help me?" Nothing.

I come back into the living room telling her that the dryer isn't working and expressed how upset I am that I won't be able to get a repairman here at the earliest until Monday and things are so busy at work I'm not in the position to take a 1/2 day off to wait for the repairman, blah, blah, blah...still nothing from her. Now I'm getting irritated by her apathy and tell her well if you want clean clothes, I guess we will have to find time to go to the laundromat this weekend and she says, "I have quarters". 

I admit I flew into a nail-spitting rage. That was the last fucking smart-ass comment I wanted to hear. So I let it fly. I kind of feel I take that back, I don't feel bad at all. Really I love her, but she pisses me off like no one else can! I'm sure I'll be better in the morning-just needed to vent.


Birdie said...

Other peoples calmness pisses me off to no end sometimes too.

If it means anything it is likely just a belt. It is a very easy, quick and cheap fix. Ask your friends. You can probably find someone to put a new one on. You may even be able to do it yourself. Just call a service place and see if they have the part. Unplug the dryer, open it up, take off the old belt and put the new one on. Voila!

Mark said...

Mel, don't be mad at me but I kind of laughed when she mentioned that she had quarters. But I swear, I only laugh because that's something that Fred would say.
Sometimes "letting it fly" is the only thing one can do.
Take care. We know you love her.

Mel's Way or No Way said...

I woke up this morning still irritated but planning to delete this post. Well since you've already read it, what the hell. At least I can laugh at myself.

Ms. Moon said...

Honey- we all do this.

crystal said...

Yeah sometimes we just want people to be as irritated and pissed off as we are, its more annoying when its met with calmness!! you go;

"What?! The dryer isn't working!! What the hell!! Stupid @#*!!ing piece of $@#*!!!"

better? :)

Mel's Way or No Way said...

Yes Dr. Crystal, that was EXACTLY what I needed! Thank you :))

LilliGirl said...

Dena is often in your shoes here...and the louder and more irritated she gets? The quieter I generally become. Except when I don't and then there is LOTS of yelling.