Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Everybody Can Bite Me Friday!

If you're not a fan of CAPS lock or Italics, you might want to skip this post.

This week I'm giving the Bite Me Award up front. It will soon be obvious why.


I believe in karma. What purposeful harm you bring upon others will revisit you twenty fold. I've never seen it fail.

The best thing that happened in all this ugliness is that I reconnected with my best friend, who's family to me. Which is great because I've not told my mom all the details of what's going on. She lives 6,000 miles away and was so upset about the little I did tell her that I didn't want to aggravate her high blood pressure. Too late for mine.

I also found love and solace on Twitter. I will always be grateful for the people who talked me off the ledge. (And generously sent me $300, a care package of chocolate and coffee gifts, a Starbucks card and treated me to a night with Joan Rivers. Not to mention the hundreds of DM's and emails wishing me well)

But I let some people down. Bloggers who were in town that I wanted to see? Didn't happen. I've been unable to put on a neutral face about my life because I've been massively depressed. But one of the worst things, besides getting a bleeding ulcer, was seeing that people whose friendship I was on the fence about before did not fail me in that regard this time.

One person who I unloaded last year resurfaced. The reason I dropped them was because they could only handle a phone call if they were the main topic of conversation. Do you have this person in your life? They start a conversation by asking how you are. You respond because you actually believe they want to know how you are. Then the next hour is about them. And if, in The Wide Wide World Of This Is How A Conversation Works, we drift back to me, they hang up! Only I don't know it because there's no click. (Dear Future: BRING BACK THE CLICK) So I would always call them back.

So when I saw their name on my Caller ID a few weeks ago I actually believed they wanted to talk about ME instead of their laundry list of what was wrong with them that p.s. I can't fix no one can because you're a total fucking MESS.
But after tolerating about 15 minutes of my story, THEY HUNG UP ON ME AGAIN. And I called back. Again. I was met with, "I don't know what happened but I'm running out the door." The last time I checked, a cell phone works WHEN YOU'RE GOING OUT THE DOOR.

I always believe people exit and enter your life with lessons to be learned. Here was my lesson: People really are as mental as they appear. GOT IT!

It's been a rough year for the Ring of Fire. Chile, New Zealand and now Japan. If it's going clockwise, California is next. It's been nice knowing you.
End of chat.

29 comments:

  1. -->I hope you stick it to 'Da Man on March 24th!
    And good luck with your court date.

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  2. I hate, hate talking on the phone, but I loved talking to you. Here's to better times. xo

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  3. Moms! Last time I told mine about my troubles, she ended up being more troublesome than my troubles. You are wise to shield her from the complete truth, even if only for your own sake. Hope you are the epicenter of retribution on the 24th...in a good way.

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  4. I'm so happy for you that you reconnected with your best friend. That's got to be good for your soul.

    And from now on, I'm going to scream, "CLICK, MOTHERFUCKER!" when I end my phone calls.

    -Wendi

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  5. Someone hung up on you? What a fucking tool.

    Sending good thoughts your way. Also, they are covered in asbestos, in case the Ring of Fire tries to stop them.

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  6. Yes, more good thoughts to you. And feel free to phone me, I am always (usually (sometimes)) happy to just listen without laying my stuff on you. And I don't just hang up.

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  7. Six attempts at commenting later (Blogger is not liking me today), I'm just going to wish you luck, tell you my thoughts are with you daily, and protest that if California falls off, it's not my fault, I swear I've never even set foot out there!

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K (who hopes Ma'at, goddess of justice, sits at your table in court next Thursday)

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  8. I am with you on the karma, we don't always see it happen but I KNOW that people get their bullshit back tenfold.

    You've got my numbers. Hope all goes well next week.

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  9. I am so sad all this is happening to you, because I ...you...you're important in my life. And I care about you.

    A lot.

    If I can do anything, please ask me.

    I don't know what to offer.

    What can I do to make you smile a little, Suzy?

    Anything??

    I will be thinking of you, and begin and my day thinking of you on the 24th.

    I want things to get better for you, and for you to be able to relax, smile, laugh, and get yoru stomach on the mend.

    I want that so much.

    We love you here, my entire family loves you.

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  10. It's a ridiculous lack of perspective, unfortunately. Hang tough chickie.

    Cheers,

    Casey

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  11. -->The BUENA PARK READER Can Bite Me Too!

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  12. Ya Buena Park Bite me too

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  13. I've only been following you on Twitter for a while, so I don't know the back story (and I don't need to know) but for what it's worth I wish you well in your court case.

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  14. Geez Suzy. I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I wish you the best in court and you will be in my thoughts.

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  15. I am so sorry you are going through this. I hate people. Remember--that which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger.

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  16. ("been nice knowing ya") I was sad till that made me laugh out loud. Yes, YOU also find out who your friends are when your mom dies... burried a few.... oh about you... Suzy honey I am truely sorry you are having to deal with these Aholes you don't deserve it. They only see dollar signs! They will get theirs 20 fold. ( I be sticking pins on the side for safe measures) I appologize for not calling more myself :( I will work on it. Big Hugs from Mississippi.

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  17. I hope they end up having to bite you.

    And that ring of fire thing? Not funny!

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  18. I am sending you incredible strength, love, prayers and a big air horn.

    Next time your phone rings from that person, I suggest you use it.

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  19. dang, suzy... hope all goes well!

    as for phone calls, you NEVER call me... oh... likely cuz we don't have each other's phone numbers? :O lol

    being in five time zones apart, is no help, either!

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  20. i don't know what your trial is for, but i hope everything goes well for you, suzy!

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  21. No doubt good vibes are coming to you from this terrific post. BB

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  22. Sick 'em Suzy! (I'm not sure if that's Aussie slang or not, perhaps I've really confused you?) I shall bake Babka in your honour on my Friday night ;) xxxx

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  23. "Chile, New Zealand and now Japan. If it's going clockwise, California is next. It's been nice knowing you."

    Yeah, they're about overdue, that or Yellowstone, which has had some rumblings in recent years.

    I don't know what's going on in your life (not going to ask, cause it's none of my biz), but if you seriously want to turn off comments, go to: dashboard> settings> comments. You can set it so that only members of your blog can post comments. I see you moderate your comments already, so you have that covered.

    Good luck! And let us know how things go!

    Come by anytime for hugs. ;)

    Aye,
    Scratch

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  24. Dear Suzy,
    I have not been blogging much of late and have never twittered so I am obviously out of the loop regarding your plight.
    Court dates are always far less horrendous than anticipated, you'll see.
    Chin up kiddo.
    Much love, David

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  26. It's the 25th for crimeny sake, I wanna know THE REST OF THE STORY!!
    [I can't believe this blogger id pulled up that name, ah memories...]

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  27. I'm new to your blog (hi! came over via twitter) so I have no clue what's going on. But best of luck with your trial. I love your writing style!

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