Do you ever have one of those days where you think you just might snap?
Granted today really is not that bad, I feel much better than I did on Saturday, but sometimes I really wish I could just say what I want to people, watch their reaction and then hit rewind to undo it.
Let me explain.
The last couple of weeks I've been taking a spin class on post. I have a love/hate relationship with it. However, I LOVE our teacher and I think she's awesome. Today there were two Chatty Cathy's sitting to one side of me. As in, they didn't shut up the ENTIRE class. Here our spin teacher is trying to give us instructions and one of them actually says, "Um...we can't hear you." I almost snorted when Suzanne (a fellow blogger) says, "Well maybe if you weren't carrying on a conversation" Granted...they didn't hear that, but come on! Not only is it rude to the teacher, but it's rude to the rest of the students who paid for the class to get instruction not to have to listen to you sit there and gossip about what's going on in your company. It was all I could do not to tell them they were extremely rude. They do that next class and I will say something.
Secondly, I called the optometrist on-post to see if I could get in to see them. My eyes are most likely infected again and I can't wear contacts. I don't have an appointment with my eye doctor back home until April, so in the meantime I wanted some drops like I got last time to help with the infection. So...I tell the lady at central appointments that I need an appointment.
Her: Ma'am you'll need to see a general practitioner first.
Me: Why? I had this problem several months ago and saw an optometrist first, without seeing a doctor.
Her: Well....let me let you talk to the optometry people.
Me: I need to make an optometry appointment
Optometry guy: Ma'am, you'll need to talk to central appointments.
Me: I already did, she transferred me to you.
OG: Why? Did she explain to you that we won't have a new doctor in until the end of the month and we are swamped right now.
Me: No, all she did was transfer me to you.
OG: Well what's the problem?
(I explain once again that I have an infection, most likely caused by my contacts and I would like drops to put in my eyes.)
OG: Well, first of all don't wear your contacts. Then see if the infection clears up.
Me: Um...yeah..I haven't been wearing my contacts for a couple of weeks and the infection isn't any better.
OG: Well, you should be wearing your glasses right now.
Me: I am!
OG: Well, it's probably best to not wear your contacts until you see your optometrist in the states.
Me: Uh....yeah. In the meantime I would like drops though.
OG: Well, if it gets any worse then come in and see us!
At this point I just stared at the phone in amazement at the complete stupidity of the situation. Seriously folks? Seriously?