Saturday, July 14, 2007

That Just Ain't Right......

There have been a few things this week that have bothered me or just downright scared me. So I thought I would share.

I saw a woman going down the freeway. She was talking on her cell phone and putting on mascara. She had one hand on the phone and one hand on the mascara. I don't even want to know what she was driving with.

Before you guys start getting all mouthy about how much better drivers you are, I have a scary guy moment to share too. Again going down the freeway at speeds greater than 60 MPH, I saw a man drinking an energy drink of some sort. Apparently the can was nearly empty because he had his head tipped all the way back. After a 15 second count, I lost my nerve and put another lane between my car and his. I wouldn't have been too worried except that Mr. More-money-than-brains was driving a Hummer. Now I don't mean a sissified or citified H2 or H3. I mean the original, gas-guzzling, takes-as-much-room-as-a-semi-to-stop, hole-in-the-ozone-layer-causing penis extension Hummer. Less than a minute after I pulled away from him I heard the screeching of large tires. All I could do was say a prayer for the tiny compact car that was in front of him.

BTW, both the woman and the man were on the same freeway, but on different days. I've definitely got to think about moving.

I am too nice sometimes. I went to close down my old bank account today. I switched banks because I was no longer happy with the old one. But of course when she asked me why today I said, "There is no branch close to my home or office." When I really wanted to say, "Because your bank sucks and your customer service line is answered by crackheads. And not even smart crackheads." *sigh* Sometimes it just sucks being a nice person.

My acid reflux medication is expensive. I have insurance, but I have to pay for my prescriptions and they reimburse me 80% about 6 weeks later. I usually can't wait that long for that amount of money. I'm not rich. Luckily I have some very nice people in my life. My ex-boss gets me samples of other acid reflux medications from her father-in-law who is a doctor. It's not my regular medication and it doesn't work quite as well, but I am VERY grateful. Something is ALWAYS better than nothing when you have acid reflux so bad that you can scorch the ceiling at night. I haven't felt as grateful as I usually do over the last two weeks. The samples he got me were for a pill that dissolves in your mouth. It wouldn't have been so bad, but they are strawberry flavored (see previous post). So every night when I'd take one, I'd have to sit very still for about 10 minutes and fight the urge to throw up. I finally went and bought my regular medication today. I'll figure out a way to manage without that $130 until they reimburse me.

I guess that's enough for now. Thanks for letting me share. :P


Queen B said...

Nice description of the morons. And the description of the hummer driver, is right on. You know what they say...Big vehicles-little....
Hope your weekend is better.

WendyDarling said...

I hear you, Princess. I have had some of those same experiences. I really don't think people in East Texas know how to drive. :-(

I hope everything works out with your meds. That is so NICE of your friend and her dad. :-)

And, you are a very nice person. To a fault sometimes. :-)

Focus_ret said...

I was stopped at a red light today, with another car stopped behind me - when a third car blew right past us both and through the red light. Thankfully the cross traffic had already passed, and he didn't hit anything. But you are correct - it is not safe out there.

(Particularly if I'm driving. LOL!)

Sarah said...

I had really bad reflux when I was pregnant with my daughter which exacerbated an esophagus that was pretty damaged from years of bulimia. I like to try natural stuff before meds if at all possible, and so my doctor recommended both eating lots of fresh papaya and taking papaya extract in a chew-able pill form with anything I ate. I was surprised at how well it worked! Just a thought! :)

Kwizgiver said...

You write so vividly.

I'm tagging you again, my dear--what if this is as good as it gets?: career meme--tagged again!