Monday, May 19, 2008

Waiting for dark...

So I can go to bed without feeling like a total freak. I am tired.  This morning I went to a great meeting and to work.  When I got to work, lo and behold! the people we have been waiting for, and preparing for, and dreading their visit were there.  Oh thank God!  This is going to be over on Friday.  It will be hard between now and then, but there is an end in sight.  What a relief.

When I got home from work, after a 10 hour work day, my new neighbor was standing on my sidewalk with her two dogs.  A pit bull and a bulldog.  I don't much care for dogs I don't know.  It doesn't take much for me to get to know them - but first I have to feel that they are not dangerous - or that their owner has them under control.  I felt neither of these things.  Instead of getting my mail and visiting with my neighbors as I would have normally - I went inside my house.  And fumed.  Since she is the daughter of the woman who owns the house - who could not find a buyer when she put it on the market and now is renting to her daughter - I know that the daughter has been ticketed for the pit bull before.  Because she does not have it under control.    

I found out from my other neighbor, who I called on the phone instead of stepping outside to visit, that while the dogs were on the sidewalk in front of my house, their owner was talking about the problems she has had with the dogs.  

Oh, if only everyone could be as perfect as I.  It would be a perfectly charming world.

We kind of talked about this subject this morning at the meeting. How different people who are practicing the principles of AA are than other folks - and especially other drunk folks.  It is a good deal.

Oh, when I finally got the mail, I got a letter from the county jail.  Addressed to "Ms. Mary".  From my daughter's latest "true love".  He wanted to explain that he really isn't a bad guy.  hmmm.  Maybe that would be more convincing if he had a different return address.  Maybe.

9 comments:

Scott W said...

Those dogs need to be under control. Be careful!

Good luck with the women in sensible shoes. It used to be that only lesbians wore shoes like that.

dAAve said...

You leave me so many different topics to comment on.

Dottie said...

Mary,

I found you blog on the right side of my google reader. I clecked on it to check it out and I have been reading it for a while now. I just want to let you know that your blog has brought me many smiles. Thank you for that and i hope that you have a blessed day

Banana Girl said...

MC,
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners. Perhaps this woman should find a dog behavior specialist/trainer. I am surprised if she has been ticketed that this was not ordered. Just be very careful. And let her know that you are being careful. That is exactly your right to let her know that you are uncomfortable. A 5th column thing. I think the boyfriend may have had more luck if he had addressed you as Sister Mary....teehee. LU> J

Syd said...

I feel sorry for the dogs. Lots of pit bulls are nice dogs. They are at the doggy park all the time. I realize that some dogs get a bad rap. Nonetheless the owner needs to be responsible.

dirtydishes said...

I think it was rude of her to be on your sidewalk standing there with her dogs, very inconsiderate. Maybe God put she and the dogs there so you would not take the letter so seriously, tee hee.

Pam said...

Tell her that you would love to visit with her and her dogs, but unfortunatly the law has forbid you any further contact with animals.
Don't you just love it when weird boyfriends past and present of our daughters want to "explain" themselves to us???

enoughisenough said...

I just happened upon your blog... hoping it will help me through my family's troubles!

Zane-nawwaa said...

Different address? Ya really think!