Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Life Of Leisure
I may end up regretting this post, but we'll see. I guess I just have to vent. I was out running errands the other day and ran into a friend, and some time into our conversation, she made a comment to me, saying she wished she led my life. A "life of leisure". I think I had been complaining about how I was going to be able to fit in having lunch with a friend, who's birthday was in January and we usually get together for our birthdays. And she made a comment, "Well, I wish I lived the life of leisure and could go have lunch with a friend and not have to work, and come in here and go shopping." I just smiled and said "Yeah I guess I am a whiner." But inside I was seething!!! I had to quickly walk away. Just curious what a life of leisure is, or what it means to some people. Does it mean 1. Not having a paying job . 2. Not having a full time job. 3. Being retired after working for 30 years. 4. Being a stay at home mom, because we all know they don't do anything. This subject really peeves me off, because I have had several comments made to me over the years and I think it is because I have not had a 40 hour a week job that I have gone to for the past 40 years. I have had several "40 hours a week pay check jobs" over the years but never for long stretches of time. When I don't have a "40 hour a week paid job" I still do A LOT of work.
This vent could go on and on and on, but I better just leave it at this. Some how I feel I will never win this argument. Better just get back to my bon bons and soap operas while the maid does everything else.