I'm too lazy to re-type everything so here is the general idea:
Shortkatt: i hate josie!!!
bluelane19: what's wrong?
bluelane19: of horsie farm?
Shortkatt: i work on mondays at greylyn for josie and wednesday's for barb
Shortkatt: i was only doing wed before, but josie asked me at the end of october if i could do mondays too
Shortkatt: only for a few hours
bluelane19: uh huh...
Shortkatt: i agreed telling her that i had a viola lesson in bryn mawr at 8pm and that i needed to leave before 7:30, she agreed.
Shortkatt: the first week she kicked me out at 7:05
Shortkatt: all was well
Shortkatt: that lasted a week
bluelane19: uh oh..
Shortkatt: i got out at 7:35 the next week
Shortkatt: then 7:30
bluelane19: not liking this...
Shortkatt: i realized that if i left at 7:30 i'd be 5 minutes late (if i speed)
Shortkatt: so i told her 7:25
Shortkatt: I ended up leaving at... 7:30. so I told her 7:20
Shortkatt: I have left at 7:35
Shortkatt: tonight i said 7:15 at the latest I needed to be out of there, she said ok
Shortkatt: the lesson ran over by 5 minutes. then i had to put a halter on S'more
Shortkatt: then she told me to brush Kenzie and Eclipse and blanket Kenzie.
Shortkatt: i did.
Shortkatt: she told me to take out Scooby.
Shortkatt: I did. 7:20.
Shortkatt: (keep in mind i told her several times past 7 that I really didn't have time)
Shortkatt: She told me to go take up Barney and S'more (the far field) I told her I need to leave, then.
bluelane19: isn't there anyone else around to do these things?
Shortkatt: She said, just bring them up and then run to your can
Shortkatt: i realized i wasn't getting out of it so i brought them up
Shortkatt: but we had to go the far way because of snow and ice
Shortkatt: so i got them up, and ran back down through the snow and ice
Shortkatt: and left
Shortkatt: as i was bringing them up she told me we really needed to deal with the tack
bluelane19: where is her respect for you and your schedule?
Shortkatt: I told her so many damn times that I needed to leave.
bluelane19: is there anyone else to do these things?
Shortkatt: i was late to viola, like usual. got a 15 minute lesson.
Shortkatt: i paid for 30.
Shortkatt: in the past month and a half, based on the minutes i've missed I have basically missed 2.5 lessons
Shortkatt: I am paying for these myself.
Shortkatt: I was helping cause she asked and said whenever i had to leave was fine.
Shortkatt: yeah right.
Shortkatt: there usually are other people there doing what I'm doing, but they always leave early (6:30ish) and no one else is doing my job at 7
Shortkatt: josie refuses to allow the schoolies to have to sit aroud and wait before they go out which is nice for them, but damn, i have to leave!
Shortkatt: My frustration isn't through though
bluelane19: uh oh.
Shortkatt: at 6:00, she untacks Apache and tells me he's done so I can take him out. I do. I look at the list when I get back and who do i need for 7pm? Forsooth, Fergie, APACHE. So i tell her that and she apologizes and tells me just to wait till 10 minutes before 7 and go out and get him again.
Shortkatt: luckily i talked to Robin who was going to use him and she said we could use Malibu instead, but still...
Shortkatt: so before i talked to Robin I was heading to the tack room to bring in saddles and I see a car at first i think i see barb and mike, but then i think its not them so i keep walking. of course it was (but I was ready to kill josie so i was distracted) so next thing I hear is Barb yelling at me saying something like "don't say hi to us, we understand, you can only talk to us on wednesdays"
Shortkatt: I'm telling you, i love Barb and Mike, they make things so much more fun
Shortkatt: and then there is Josie...
bluelane19: yea for Barb and Mike
bluelane19: boo for josie
Shortkatt: anyway, I'll talk to Barb on Wednesday and see what she says, but the first thing i'm telling Josie next monday is that if I can't get out of there when I need to get out of there, I quit. plain and simple. she gets one more week and then that is it.
Shortkatt: it just was a crappy day and josie really made it worse
Shortkatt: of course, we must remember that I'll be harassed continuously on wednesday for not saying hi... haha. oh well, i'
bluelane19: sorry sawry
Shortkatt: ll probably
Shortkatt: be late cause of exams though it's ok with barb as i do far more than anyone else.
Shortkatt: oh! I feel appreciate!
bluelane19: go barb!
and the suicide story:
Shortkatt: did i tell you about the suicide comments last wed?
bluelane19: sounds interesting
Shortkatt: ok I was taking someone up, don't remember who, rushing as i was the only one there
Shortkatt: barb was going over the schedule and mike was doing nothing as usual
Shortkatt: so he decides that I need to have a bad day
bluelane19: creative mike
Shortkatt: he asks me if I'm depressed and need to be yelled at (since i happened to mention once that Dee, arcadia coach, is evil and yells a lot at me)
Shortkatt: I decide to agree to being depressed after "denying it" once
bluelane19: Dee is evil
Shortkatt: so he tells me the holidays are hard for many people
Shortkatt: (and yes this is very random)
Shortkatt: I say "sure"
Shortkatt: and that people are often depressed and have a hard time with it
Shortkatt: then he tells me not to kill myself because I can't cope with it all
Shortkatt: i say sure
Shortkatt: so he goes on to tell me that he knows i'm having a hard time, but it will all be ok
Shortkatt: I can quit school, rent a stall from Rachel, and become a full time catcher
Shortkatt: but I shouldn't kill myself
bluelane19: no sarry no.
Shortkatt: then barb jumps in and pleads for me not to kill myself
Shortkatt: i say ok
bluelane19: yea barb! common sense gal
Shortkatt: then mike adds that if i kill myself i can't catch
bluelane19: that's true
Shortkatt: and barb tells me that she'll kill me if I kill myself
Shortkatt: but, if i'm going to kill myself, i need to make sure I train someone to do my job as well as i do.
Shortkatt: so that is the "suicide" story. ah, i feel appreciatd!
bluelane19: you are appreciated!
Shortkatt: but I love how for some random reason it was determined that i was going to commit suicide...
Ah so anyway, do i have anymore stories or complaints? I'm not really sure.
Well, i got so frustrated with people last wednesday night. I was there by myself for a long time through mike was helping me, and then we ended up going up to catch Malibu and Barney. Malibu was being a bitch so we decided on Diamond, but she was being a bitch too so we gave up. Then Hannah showed up and finally Allison showed up. At 6, everyone disappeared leaving me to do every damn thing. Tack up, untack, blanket 2 horses, get tack, put away tack, and clean tack. I was ready to kill them all...
Steph's mom bought us all hot drinks which was really nice, but why the fuck was I the only person in this land who can throw away an empty cup? Is it really that damn hard? I guess so! So i ended up throwing away everyones cups at the end of the night after they all left. I cleaned the rest of the tack and straightened up. God I was so mad. As was Barb as evidently someone spilled coffee on her paperwork... grrr. people suck. yes i'm also anal about stuff like that, but grrrrr. the world sucks.