No use crying over cut grass

(Background ***I work in a very small law office, the only support staff is me and the office manager)

I come into work today with the phone immediately ringing.  I answer, it’s OfficeManager:

MIP: “Good morning ‘TheHellHole’ can I help you?”

OM:  “Hey, it’s me.  I’m running late and feeling sick to my stomach.”

MIP:  “I’m here so no hurry.  What happened?”

OM:  “Our mower blew up.”

MIP:  “okay, is everyone okay?”

OM:  “yes, but now we’re going to have to spend thousands of dollars to get a new one.”

MIP:  “I’m sorry that happened.”

OM:  “I’ll be there shortly”
end of conversation.  So once she’s gotten here she goes into this story about the motor blowing up and that now they’re going to have to spend $6 to $8 K on a new one.  That followed by crying. 

WTF???  Okay I understand not wanting to pay that much for another lawn mower and not wanting to have to make payments on it but WTF???  Crying?   Okay maybe I’m a cold hart-less bitch but what the hell. 

Okay I guess I’m being this way because of several reasons.

  1. They make way more money than TheGrump and I do
  2. I know for a fact they could just pay for the damn thing out of savings and have tons left in savings
  3. Do you really need a lawn mower that costs that much, I mean damn we bought one from Lowes for $1,300

I guess never having expensive stuff like that doesn’t make me want to cry hearing about your sob story.  Sometimes I wonder how I’m going to pay my electric bill, guess that’s not as important as a FREAKING LAWN MOWER………………….

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dave
    Jul 14, 2006 @ 16:45:09

    Here from Michele’s this evening. I agree with you, if you can’t afford it, save for it. People seem to think that they need things when in reality they just ‘would like’ them.

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  2. Chrissie
    Jul 14, 2006 @ 17:17:22

    WTF is right! I totally agree with you. It’s sickening to me. I almost feel like I would have had to say something to her about how I felt…. did you?

    Here from Michele’s
    Don’t worry, wouldn’t let you get skipped!

    chrissie

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  3. Mother-of-C
    Jul 16, 2006 @ 05:31:30

    What the hell ? I’m buying a new flash one next Friday. For $550.00.
    Does her mower come with a hot lawnmowing guy to operate it ?

    ( Michele sent me 😉

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  4. "Pixie"
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 18:08:58

    Geez… for 6-8 grand I could buy myself a WORKING car. A nice one at that, instead of the piece of junk I’m driving around. Or I could shave off years on my mortgage. But buy a new lawnmower with that kind of cash?? HA. HA. hahaha. I just spent $100 on a cheap ass pushmower this spring for my yard. Like I’d ever shell out that much for a mower.

    Some people have too much damn money on their hands.

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  5. MorahMommy
    Jul 21, 2006 @ 17:35:17

    What are they cutting that they need an $8000 lawnmower…are they doing the entire neighbourhood?

    Geez I worry about spending $120 on a pair of shoes when I can buy a similar pair for $39.99!

    Michele sent me…but I will be back 🙂

    Reply

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