So I’m a little irritated.
As you know, it was my birthday a little while ago and while I’m cool with being a lovely selfless *cough* person during the year, when it comes to my birthday, I do find myself insisting that sweet attention comes my way.
I mean, I have no problem putting in lots of effort for other people’s birthdays and for the likes of Mother’s Day and I really enjoy doing it, but this is my one day in the year and dammit, I want it recognised!
I don’t ask for lots of presents or parades (although I wouldn’t say no), but I expect a bit of thought and some effort.
So there was this one person who is pretty significant in my life, who will remain nameless for legal reasons (let’s call him/her X) who made some effort and then made a thoughtless decision that affected my birthday celebrations.
It wasn’t the absolute end of the world, but this person knew I was emotional mess that weekend after a disaterous trip to the hairdressers that left my looking like Tony the Tiger, and quiet frankly their decision upset me, because it made things awkward for me and people should not make things awkward for you on your birthday.
They should be doing the very opposite.
They had two free weeks during which they could have done this thing that messed up my day and it wouldn’t have affected me at all, but they decided to do it the night before my mini-celebrations.
*sigh* I’ve a feeling that everyone reading this is going What The Hell Are You Talking About?
It’s tough to explain properly without going into details, but just accept that X absolutely didn’t need to do what they did, but thoughtlessly did so anyway….and now they’re trying to punish me for calling them up on it.
Messed up, right?
Well, I’m not giving in to just save the peace.
To be honest, although I was hurt about what happened, I would’ve forgiven it if I’d gotten an apology text after the day.
It’s this high-horse routine that’s REALLY annoyed me.
I know I might have overreacted a little, but I was really hurt and I’ve had a few crap birthday’s these last few years, so I had a lot riding on this year to be a good one and X knew that it was important to me….I even put in a lot of effort myself to make sure things went OK!
In fact, I purposely didn’t do the thing X did, so that my mini-celebration wouldn’t be affected and X wouldn’t be annoyed that I had done something that thoughtless to ruin their efforts.
Pretty frickin’ ironic, isn’t it?
Anyway, I know I’m no angel and that I’m being as stubborn as hell here, but it really kills me when people hurt me and it’s just plain-not-fair for me to have to make the effort to fix this.
*stamps foot and sulks*