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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 6/9/2009 7:29:42 PM (GMT-6)
Oh my, we are way to much alike. I am a "customer has rights" person too and my daughter can tell when I am getting agitated with something in a store so she will ask me if I am going to do my "thing' because if I am she will wait by the door..........
I try to be assertive but I know I don't always pick my battles well and depending on how I am feeling I may be able to overlook a slight or something I feel is inappropriate or I may do "I am the customer routine"
I have talked to more then one store manager and most of the time it has worked out or I have chosen to let it go.
No beating yourself up.................your reacted and it is over.
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could.
Thank you all for your understanding replies. I feel better knowing others have gone through the same thing. I guess it was just a bad day and i'm not really crazy, just overwhelmed with all the stress in my life. I have been the biggest support and help to my son but now he thinks he is making me depressed (I truly am) and he says he won't talk to me very much about his situation anymore. I told him I am always here for him and he shouldn't give up on me helping him. I told him if he wanted I would just sit and listen and not make comments or give advice. We will see how it goes. He does depend a lot on his friends who have been a good support system for him and he does have his counselor. I just worry about him because he isn't sleeping much and that can be bad for his health but he just dismisses me. Actually he got mad at my suggestion that he call his internist and see about a short term, gentle sleeping med. He says he wants to do this on his own. He just can't stop thinking about her and wants to be sure he come out "on top", that she is not getting over him and finding hapiness before he does. But I told him he is no longer haveing contact with her so how would he know and why should he even care if they are through. He is being a bit irrational here but I guess thats what love can do. I just hope that in time he will feel better and stop thinking about her. He is wasting his time and energy.
Kitt, I think we are cut from the same mold. Could have been great friends in real life if we lived closer. But it is great having you for my HW buddy.
NW, thank you for your very insightful and wise reply. I know he will get better eventually. I think the situation is still raw since he just had his final conversation. He needs to let the time pass. But I am keeping my mouth shut now and just listening. He is very vulnerable right now and if I say Boo the wrong way he will turn on me. So I am just trying to give him his space and let him come to me. And although I shouldn't have had such a melt down in the grocery store yesterday I do not regret it because I am feeling much better today.
Love & hugs to all,