got scared, got mad

@savypat (20248)
United States
October 6, 2011 2:51pm CST
This happened to me today. We had company coming to visit so Hubby went out the feed the Llamas early, I finished up in the house, put the coffee on, cleaned the bathroom and other little things, pretty soon I noticed Hubby was not back, I looked at the clock and sure enough he had been gone a long time, well over an hour for a half hour job. Now this guy is 76 years old and a heart patient, so I like to keep tabs on him. So I went down to the barn and started calling for him, no sound from him, I could see his job was about half done, so I went on down to my Daughter's house and got her to come look also. Still no Hubby, panic was settting in, this can be a very dangerous place, there are many ways to get hurt here we have a cliff about 40 feet high and a creek with big rocks, lots of places for a accident. We called and searched for about 10 more mins. and then the company came, as they drove in I walked up to their truck and told them they were welcome, but that I was looking for a lost husband. Then out of the truck stepped the lost husband. He saw them turn on the wrong road and so walked out to meet them. I was mad, he walked right by the daughter's house and said nothing, he knows we worry. But I'm still mad just thinking about it. We had a little discussion and I think he got the point when I turned the situation around so that he was hunting and I was missing. Communication a majoar cause of problems for humans.
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@GardenGerty (87818)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Oct 11
I can imagine how you and your daughter felt. I would probably do the same. I am glad he was safe, but I am also glad you did not have a stroke from worrying about him. Hopefully it does not happen again.
• United States
7 Oct 11
Glad he was alright but it reminds me of having to tell the kids to tell me if they are going to the neighbors so I'm not looking around like a crazed loonatic with worry as we live off of a busy intersection and you just don't know what could happen.
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7 Oct 11
I'm so glad he turned up safe and well, Pat! It was very kind of him to help in that way but a little thoughtless! Men!
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@inertia4 (26352)
• United States
13 Oct 11
Well, he obviously did his half hour job, ran into the company and got into the truck with them. Now before you go and yell at him, he probably lost track of time and then when he went to meet the company, he did not hear you and your daughter calling him. I understand your point that he has heart problems and that he should have answered, but I noticed with my father, he does not hear that well anymore and you could be right in front of him and he will look at you as say, what? So, don't be too hard on him. Next time, give him a cell phone so that you can keep in touch with each other when you're apart for any length of time.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
13 Oct 11
He couldn't hear us because he was half a mile down the road walking to meet his friends. He is to take a walkey talky with him at all times, so much for that idea. but we are all guilty for forgetting to take these with us. A least he knows we care about him. Cells don't always work here, we have blind areas.
@inertia4 (26352)
• United States
13 Oct 11
Well, walkie talkies are a very good idea. I know that we forget to take things with us. But I do have to say that when it comes to my cell phone, it is always attached to my hip. I never go anywhere without it. But maybe next time, make sure you remind him to take the walkie talkie. I wouldn't want nothing to happen to neither one of you.
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@bagarad (7656)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Oct 11
I don't think men are as wired to think about accounting for everyone and keeping tabs on everyone as women are. We are used to constantly thinking about knowing where everyone is in case we need to get hold of them. Sometimes my husband is an hour late home from swimming because he got into a conversation with someone and had no idea how fast time was flying by. Meanwhile, I was dealing with trying to salvage lunch from being drastically overcooked or dried out. Some things reheat better than others. I don't panic anymore, since I know he's with people who could contact me, but ti is annoying when it just doesn't occur to men that we might be worrying about them.