Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I missed out on "this" - for a rubber dummy?

I had to do a combined CPR/First Aid course for work last night and I'm so ticked off at their timing! It sucks wieners!

I mean, y'all know how hard I work, right?

I quite often work 24 hours a day, with emergency care kids, parents who do shift-work, plus my regulars and 2 permanent part-time boys.

Like the Donna Summer song says : I "Work HARD for the money."
I LOVE what I do... and I do it well.

But....
I think working 120+ hours a week with the children... planning, scheduling, paperwork and case notes is asking for more than enough. Then on a night when I have absolutely no children, no worries , no dishes or cleaning up to do...and the much-needed chance to kick back with a TV program (in my clean house) with a few nibbles and a drink... I have to attend a course.

At the office's discretion.

I don't get to choose what night/nights are more convenient for me. I'm required to do as I'm told to do. AND I'm expected to pay for the sucker, myself. It wouldn't be half bad if they were paying for the course, or at least paying me for my 4 hours of time.

Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way. Like I said, it sucks.
I know it's necessary and I know that it's good, but still.... I just wish it was up to me when I have the training.
I know my schedule... like no one else does.

See, what's brought this all on is that the Australian version of "Farmer Wants a Wife" was on last night... and it was the episode where the farmers ask one of their potential partners to leave. Or whatever it is they do. You gals who watch The Bachelor probably have a better idea of what I'm trying to say, than I do.

First there were 10 suitors, then there were 5 and then 3 were invited "home"... and then last night the farmers were paring it down just a little bit further. Down to 2.
Now, it's count-down time. We're heading down to 2 contestants.
Last night, I should have been biting my nails, pacing the floor and screaming at the TV set :
"NOOOOOO! Don't pick her to stay! She brought high heels, for crying out loud! To your FARM! No boots, no sneakers, only 37 pairs of sandals and high heels. SHE'S not the one !! And the make-up? My Gawd, does she LOOK like she could shear a sheep, bare-faced? Pick the other one who looks at you with puppy-dog eyes! She's the one you need to keep!!


I missed all that last night.
Now, I know that I can watch it on-line today, but that's not the point, is it? I wanted to watch what I wanted to watch, when I wanted to watch it. It's all about me, you know.
(well, not really)

While people's future lives were being decided and some of the farmers potentially finding their wives/husband, I was forced to practice putting my entire mouth over a rubber, pretend dummy child's nose and mouth. Not that I would have any qualms whatsoever about doing that... because it's the right - and necessary - thing to do.
I would do whatever it takes to save a child's life... and there are times that I know that I could even sacrifice my own life, if it would make a difference to theirs, you know?

But c'mon...

Kids have boogies. I have never met a little kid yet who didn't have some sort of mucus emanations going on with their nose, most of the time.
Runny, drippy, crusty, watery... it's just so yuck.
And I'm just not into the whole swapping spit, not to mention boogies thing anyway.

Unless it's on "Farmer Wants a Wife".
There would have been some serious spit-swapping going on last night... and I missed it!
Darn it all!
I just want to choose my own time.
Is that really too much to ask?


16 comments:

Robynn's Ravings said...

Okay....step back from the gun and allow me to cheer you up with two words....

Sam Elliott.

I laid in the chair last night like a big slug and watched "Mask." Hadn't seen it in years and there, right before my eyes, was Tater's man. Every over-the-shoulder and from-under-his eyebrows glance of him. I had a hard time focusing on the show because every time I saw him I thought of you! LOL Maybe you should rent Mask as a consolation prize!

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

That show sounds like great fun.
Sorry you had to miss it.

Tatersmama said...

Robynn... I don't know how you do it, but that worked. Yeah, the thought of you sitting there staring and drooling over Sam while I was puffing on a rubber dummy, really makes me feel cheery.

Maybe I need a dose of Nacho tonight. ;-)

Cassie... I ended up wating FWAF on-line today and although I couldn't scream ( I'm working) it was goooood, you know?

Bz said...

Gracious lady - you are funny even when you rant.
But, you're right on..... for it is the little things in life!

rubiesrnotpurple said...

Why can't you do it when you want to? There must be loads of places in your town offering the course. I shop around - go for the cheapest and the easiest ... oh and usually the one I know at least one other crazy is gonna be there. Then I meditate through it - well it's either that or throw up. LOL!

Tatersmama said...

Bz... Thanks! ( I think...LOL!)
You're right. It's the little things.
Small mind, small worries, eh?

Rubies... The scheme can usually get a much cheaper rate I think - tho I'm not sure. The fees last night were ridiculous, but far cheaper than doing it independantly.
At least it's done for the year. ;-)

Treehouse Chef said...

OMGosh I love Sam Eliot! Yes, I agree that is Tatersmama's man. Say that three times fast!

Marjie said...

Well, sometimes stuff sucks. At least you got to watch it online.

SassyDog said...

I'm sorry you had to miss your show for that class. It should be on your own time. I'm glad Sam made you feel better!!

Staci said...

DVR...or TIVO google it ;)

i get ya girl, i have to watch my shows...i have a schedule...its mandatory that i watch them with food!!

rubiesrnotpurple said...

My ex was a rubber dummy.

Whoops, I never said that!

My word verification is undists but of course I kept typing nudists. Wishful thinking about Sam Elliot.

Tatersmama said...

Treehouse Chef,
that is Tatersmama's man.that is Tatersmama's man.that is Tatersmama's man.
Wow.... you have no idea how good that feels! I'm easily amused, aren't I ? LOL!

Marjie, Yeah it does, but what can a girl do, eh? *sigh*

SassyDog, Some girls have chocolate to put a smile on their face... I have the thought of Sam. ;-)

Staci, I have to tell you - I don't have a clue what either of those are! I can't even figure out my mobile phone! LMAO!

Rubies, Oh girl, you had me PMSLMAO!
You just keep wishing on Sam all you want, but remember... it's age before beauty!

Anita said...

That sounds like a fun show- better than our dumb version of the Bachelor- these young twits onthe hsow- you just wonder where they find these girls...How about a 40 something version?

The W.O.W. factor said...

I just don't understand these people who go on these shows...
Do they get paid or what?!
I don't know how so many have so much 'free time' to spare...
and from your comments here MsTatieKatie...Sam is a Shared commodity~Remember????

Kurichan said...

Hey, K--I just saw that they show an encore presentation of Farmer on Saturday afternoon. Just something to consider! I was channel surfing and came across it some time around 3 or 3:30!

Nancy M. said...

It does suck that you had to take it whenever they say AND pay for it. Sorry you missed your show. I hate it when I miss my favorites!


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