I had to scream at my mother for being a custy.
We were having our cable changed out, and while waiting on the cable dude to get here, I decided to go walking. When I get back to the house, he pulls up. He"s very friendly and mentions, "Oh, I tried to call, but no one answered. I guess you were out, huh?"
Mom comes out from the neighbor's house where she's sitting with the elderly lady, holding her phone. She gets this real snotty attitude with the poor man. "Well, you were SUPPOSED to call my cell phone."
He says, "Well, I tried, but it went to voice mail. Actually, your voice mail isn't set up, so I couldn"t leave one."
We show him were everything is, and as he gets to work, my mom gets even more pissy.
Mom: I can"t believe he'd lie like that! I've had my phone in my hand ALL DAY, and it never rang ONCE!
Terah: Calm down, mom. You know good and well your phone does that. Besides, you DON'T have voice mail set up, so the only way he WOULD know that is if he DID call. You be nice.
Mom: I've had a shitty day, and if I want to scream at him, I'm going to!
Yes, she honestly said that, and I couldn"t stand it. This man has been very polite, and she wants to scream at him because she was having a bad day.
Terah: The FUCK you will! You aren't going to say SHIT to this poor man just because you've had a bad day! He"s out here, being nothing but nice, and I'm sure he has to deal with fucking assholes like you all goddamn day! I know I have to deal with assholes like you all day, so you just keep your mouth shut!
She huffed but didn"t say anything to him.
Maybe I shouldn't have said that, but fuck. Assholes like my mom pull that shit on us poor slaves all the time, I felt like I had to stand up for the poor man.
My mother is a custy, and I am ashamed to admit it.
--Terah, The Gas Slave