Somebody's got a LOT of GALL!

United States
September 2, 2008 3:15pm CST
So, the roommate Elicbxn goes to the hospital w/ a headache and they wind up taking out her gall bladder. TYPICALLY this results in 4 to 6 weeks til full recovery. She works for the Ex-roommate (believe me there's a GOOD reason she's the EX roommate) as a care taker. Cooks her meals, cleans her house, etc. because for some unknown reason this woman (who weighs a good 375 pounds) feels the world is there to take care of her. Now comes the "I can see so far ahead" moment. Because I told E this would happen. SO, E is supposed to be home for at least two weeks, but on Friday - THREE days after surgery, this woman starts whining about how badly the replacement "slaves" are doing and tries to guilt E into coming back to work. E told her no, on Friday that she needed more time. So, yesterday EIGHT days after surgery she starts whining yet AGAIN about wanting E to come over today and take out her dirty cat litter! never mind that E isn't supposed to lift ANYTHING. After knowing this woman for over 20 years and all the garbage she's pulled, she'd got a lot of "gall" to pull this kind of thing. It's all about HER!
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8 responses
• United States
3 Sep 08
People who do that tick me off. I just had surgery on my bum nearly two weeks ago, and I can do things on my own. The only thing that I cannot do is housework and living heavy things, but other than that, I can do just about anything. I can feed myself, I can walk around a lot, I can work on the computer, I can feed my cats, I can do just about anything. The hour after I had surgery, I wanted to start walking around, and I did. I do not like having people take care of me, I want to take care of myself. People who get others to take care of them, and they are of able body, to me are lazy if they have others take care of them.
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@GardenGerty (109983)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Have you noticed in the stores that almost every person riding in those electric carts is twice as wide as the cart itself. I often ask myself if they are in the chair because they are heavy, or if they are heavy because they sit in the electric carts instead of walking. Some days my only exercise might be walking around the store with my clients that I care for.
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• United States
4 Sep 08
Yes, I do notice that. My mom's boyfriend is one of those people who uses those carts in a store, and it makes me angry when he does use it because he is slow, he cannot navigate it properly, and it makes him look weak. My grandmother is more than 10 years older than he is, and she is in worse shape than he is most of the time, and she never uses those carts because she never wants to appear out of shape or weak. My grandmother loves to walk because she wants to keep looking healthy.
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• United States
4 Sep 08
Laziness is not a word that we like in my family.
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@Serath (86)
• South Africa
3 Sep 08
Uh oh...*giggle* My dad is supposed to have his out tomorrow and the doctor also told him he would by fine by Saturday. I have a lot of medical problems due to a connective tissue disorder and just can not abide by an employer whom don't take into concideration that if you are sick, you are sick and nothings going to change that accept rest. It's not worth the money. She might just end up with a more serious problem as a result. There is one thing I will never ignore/contradict and that's "Doctors Orders"
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• United States
3 Sep 08
I'm gonna get a gastric bypass here in the next few months and MY boss is OFFERING me 3 weeks off. Since all I do is ADMIN stuff (Basically data entry and "paperwork") I told her I'd see how I felt after the first week - if I do as well as E has, I'd probably be back sooner rather than later and 3 weeks laying around would be annoying
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@Serath (86)
• South Africa
4 Sep 08
I know what you mean. I once was stuck in a cast for two months after a knee dislocation. Get your self a hobby or at least T.V. in the bed room ;D
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
3 Sep 08
4 to 6 weeks huh? When I got mine out my doctor told me I would be fine in a few days not weeks. Boy was he wrong. One of the nurses I had said she was back at work 2 days later. They ripped my gall bladder when taking it out and spilled the contents inside my body. I hurt like crazy for a few weeks. I think your friend "E" needs to tell her ex-roomate to stuff it and get a new job.
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• United States
8 Sep 08
would you believe she started Nagging at E TWO days after the surgery wanting her SLAVE back - then AGAIN on Labor Day and she's still whining about how "terrible" the replacements are because they won't throw out the dirty cat litter!! E went over to visit today - dunno whether she actuall got guilted into doing anything, but I wouldn't put it past the lazy slug to try AGAIN!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Some people feel that the world revolves around them and only them. Those are the type of people I do not let into my life be it personal or any way at all. I prefer to let the world revolve around the sun as it should and not one particular person. I did not know you and elix were roommates. But then again you just started on here and I have yet to get to know you. I would drop this individual as soon as I could from my life if this happened to me. But then again I can do that easily with no guilty feelings. Good luck to all involved. Hahahaha! Going to need it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
2 Sep 08
Oh, she got kicked outta here almost four years ago - her kind of negativity is just unhealthy and I refuse to go anywhere near her. I've said many times that I won't go over there until it's time to clean out her apartment for the last time. And then 90% of her crap goes into the dumpster. I won't talk to her, won't answer the phone when she calls, blocked her e-mail, etc. E is the only one who's forced to spend time with her because she's managed to run off MOST of her old friends. She's a rabid republican. She whines and complains about losing her benefits, but GUESS who's cutting her benefits?
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@bunzor (303)
3 Sep 08
E needs to find a new job, and tell the ex-roomate where to stick her damn kitty litter! What a lazy, lazy woman! I'd be so mad!
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@soulist (2986)
• United States
2 Sep 08
That is insane! This woman should understand that E has had surgery and needs time to recup and deal with her so called replacement slaves. If her cat liter is dirty then she needs to get her butt up and clean it out. and let E take the time she needs to heal and get better.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
2 Sep 08
That is not good at all. When my grandson was just over a month old he was hospitalized for meningitas and she stayed all night with him and I stayed days with him. She did call her boss the day we took him to the doctor then the hospital. After a couple of days the boss tried to threaten her to come back to work and she told her to fire her, her son was more important than any job. Well, she didn't go to work, he was in the hospital for a full week and she was not fired and that boss sure did show her more respect for sticking up to her. Now this boss was not an Ex-roommate or anything just a boss. Maybe E can do the same.
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@GardenGerty (109983)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I think that is where I would make use of caller ID, and refuse to answer the phone. Make sure E. did not hear the answering machine. She does not need to work. She may feel sorry for the woman, she may feel the pressure of needing to earn money, but she needs to take the time to recover. Probably does not need to be around a litter tray for a week or so, either. Good luck keeping her on recovering.
• United States
3 Sep 08
I'm tryin' to keep her home til at least Monday.
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