Saturday, October 17, 2009

do you know what tired is?

tired is when...
you have to tend to family issues when a grandparent passed away, the wake, the layan-ing of people coming to pay their respects and attempt to do the "night shift" with dad, and that failed as you only managed to stay up till 3am by watching your mum play cards with her friends and watching reruns of tv sitcoms on your laptop. do that for 4 days + 2 days after working hrs. then comes the funeral mass in church, the crying at the crematorium, the dinners and tour-guide responsibility of being a cousin and niece to your overseas relatives and sleeping at 1-2am in the morning... EVERY morning
next traveling 500+ kms away, doing about the same thing, layaning people and sleeping late and driving around and traveling 500+ kms BACK again....
AND go to work the next day for 7 days in a row, and when you have only ONE day off, you still need to get up early to meet your own personal appointments and service your car AND back to work the next day for 5 days straight!! before you have ONE day off to pack for your phuket trip the next day..
wait, it still doesn't end, once you're back from phuket, u're back to work the next day for 3 days!!....
AND then, only then, you'll get 3 days off with NO plans whatsoever, at that time, you can only HOPE that no one calls you back to work.....
tell me.. tired or not?

7 comments:

Huai Bin said...

Sorry to hear about your loss..

That must be tiring. :S

Rose Belle said...

Yes, I hear ya! I'd add "and have kids to tend to and brothers and sisters calling with the stupidest questions like, where's so and so". I've had moments like this and yes, IT IS TIRING!

Shimmers said...

Thanks Huai Bin, it was tiring..

Rose: wonder if i should be glad that i don't have kids? eheheh

Marco said...

It is a necessary to pay the last respect. You're tired because what you have done is perceived as obligation by yourself instead of willingness.

Shimmers said...

hmm marco, i'm not sure if i should take that that as a good comment or not...

you made it sound like i was "forced"...

but whether i was "obliged" or was "willing" to do it.. it doesn't matter isn't it? he's my grandfather and all he had was me and my parents, we all had to do everything while waiting for my aunties from overseas to come at much later date...

i mean, i'm his gdaughter and it's something that is expected of me AND something i want to do...

wouldn't you be tired as well if u were in my shoes?

Marco said...

Hi Shimmers,

Hmmm.... Yes, if I were you at such schedule, I will be very tired as well.

I believe I've got you wrong. As long as it is comes from the heart, tired or not shall not be an issue.

Shimmers said...

and it's not an issue.. i'm just SAYING that i'm tired.. that's all.. it's not a complaint