Friday, April 13, 2007

I interrupt this baseball game ....

So I ordered DirecTV under duress...got the sports package and all...they call me this morning at 10:30am to say they can come earlier than noon...SO like a good baseball fan that I am, I go home. 3 hours later....DirecTV installed...happy girl...I leave to turn in my Cable box...and get back to work finally at 2:30pm. After working and getting all my work completed I get to leave....run all my errands....and get home in time for the beginning of the 2nd inning of the game. My fantasy pitcher is pitching against the Sox...so I know we're gonna win.

Ok so I'm getting things ready for the night and go to unpack things in my truck when I notice someone sitting on the side of the road....they wave so I wave back...turn around and go in the house. I return outside to get something else...and then head back...I hear someone saying "Excuse me.." and turn around to see the person who turns out to be some young kid.

Now this kid looks totally innocent...young and stupid and dorky. But he goes into this spill about who he is and his mom is...he's raising money by selling books and magazines. Then proceeds to ask questions about me....asked if I was married to which I replied...divorced...then he asked "how long have you been divorced?" I told him then it was none of his business. He apologized but kept making jokes like when I said I wasn't married "was I taking applications?" then saying something about my eyes...anyway...then he needed to fill out this form...asked me for a pen...now...I'm standing in the driveway right behind the truck with the tailgate down. He's sitting on the tailgate...and the only pen is inside the house.

1+1 = 3

What ??? You say that 1+1 doesnt add up to 3? WELL that situation and him not having a pen didn't add up either. SO I politely told him.."You know what? I'm not feeling very comfortable with this now...I'm sorry but I have to go". He quickly apologized and got his stuff and left....

Now I do NOT know if this kid was someone I needed to worry about...but he made me feel uncomfortable and I didn't feel safe....SO I hope those of you who read my blog remember this:

Don't worry about hurting someone's feelings or being rude....IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE or Uncomfortable with a situation.....and can get out of it like I did without drama....Speak UP......Better Safe than Sorry.

6 comments:

KAYLEE said...

thanks for the lesson TEX!

Tex said...

see kaylee....I can be wise

KAYLEE said...

haha yes at times you can be tex not all the time though:D

Ted D said...

Jeez Tex:

That's kind of scary.

I'm glad you have the guts to do that: I worry about my wife and daughter every day. They do not have your killer instinct.

Tex said...

you just need to follow your instincts....your gut....the thing was My door was wide open....he looked harmless and probably was...but I listened to my gut

Carol said...

I would have thought that it was odd too. Since I had a baby, I tell salesmen (through the door) that it's not wise to open your door to strangers these days!