Monday, November 09, 2009

Meno Mean ?

Probably should have just said yes to something, anything. But offer after offer, all I could say was, "no thank you." Mom offers me things; food, ugly (and a size too large) clothing, a variety of household goods she's gotten from others, and more. At one time I accepted these things to be nice. Most of the items got donated elsewhere, while a good faith effort was made to eat the food.

But some time ago I stopped accepting the items. Much of the food my mom prepares these days don't fit my own dietary requirements or tastes. As for the other items, I have enough of my own (and daughter's) accumulated shit overflow goods that I just don't have the room to store more prior to the haul (or rather series of hauls) to various donation outlets.

So, I turned down her flurry of offers in what I thought was a kindly and courteous manner. Mom sighed, "well, I don't know what I can offer you." To which I replied, "you don't have to offer me anything." To which she queried, "is it the menopause that makes you mean?"

Well, gee as I don't think I am mean I'd have to say no, me + meno doesn't = mean. But hey, maybe I'm coming off in a way I don't intend.

I shall be commissioning a study. I shall keep you posted as to the results.

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  1. SIGH.
    Oh Deborah.
    I'm so glad mine has passed on & found pure happiness in Heaven. Mine was never happy in earth life.

  2. PS Sorry if this was a rude comment...
    It's just hard for me to sugarcoat matrichal bs.
    luv u.

  3. My MIL drives us insane. She calls daily and most of the time it is about something on sale somewhere that she would like to purchase for us. Usually not diamonds, which I would be glad about...but toilet paper or pencils, etc. Bing cuts her off at the pass, immediately says NO no matter what the fuck it is. She knows that I am a softer touch and will work mightily to get me ALONE at family gatherings. Bing says that it is my own fault for being such a pushover so she won't step in to help me escape from her...

  4. Go ahead, blame it on the meno! How freeing to have an excuse instead of simply being a negative nelly. :)


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