This morning, when I took myself downstairs to feed the cats and leave for work, I found a list slash note on the chalkboard behind the kitchen door. I’m sure most people have one… Its the place where we make notes when something needs to be added to the grocery list, and where the maid leaves me a list when she runs out of something.
On the list this morning, Damien had written:
Please buy stuff to eat not cupcake stuff
I was instantly angry.
The pantry and freezer are full of groceries, but he’s not working. He lies at home playing PS2 (or he did, till we were burgled), watches too much TV, and plays on the computer. And he gets bored so he eats. And eats.
He’s supposed to be volunteering at an animal shelter near our home 4 days a week, but he either doesn’t go or he’s there for 2 hours and goes home again. The other day- the day that he’s not at the shelter- he’s supposed to be job hunting. Going from shop to shop and leaving a CV and asking if there are any vacancies. There are 6 shopping centres within walking distance of our house, and he insists he’s been looking for work- but he hasn’t printed out more copies of his CV in yonks!
Then, he has the audacity to make demands on how I spend my grocery money, when he’s not contributing to the household!
He can be so fargin lucky I came to work this morning. I can mull things over and properly process an argument before I confront him tonight.
Am I wrong? I know he may have meant it in a joke, but it doesn’t come across as such.