Digging out from under ice...lots and lots of ice.  My mom asked me to run out and get something stupid from the gas station... I'm like "OK... I'll get out of the house for a few minutes..."  So I started the car, turned on defrost and went to feed the animals.  Then came inside for a good ten or 15 minutes.  Went back outside to a still solid ice car... scraped and brushed and picked (beat) away at ice for another 20 minutes...finally broke wipers free...but I think there is ice under them, so they're not moving (grrrr), so I finally back up and can't pull forward... SCREW IT!  At what point is it OK for me to throw in the towel and say  "I just can't do it!"?  I went inside and told her and she didn't say anything.  I answered for her and said "Now would be a good time to say, 'Oh, its ok, if its that bad out, I don't want you going anyhow! Its not worth it.' "  And she's like "I didn't say anything..."  No Kidding... maybe you should have said something... "Thanks for trying."  "Learn to drive, Idiot."  Something?  Anything?   GRRRRRR   Family is bugging me right now.  And I'm sliding all over the place out there (on foot), while trying to get ice off the car... SOOO frustrating... no thank you or anything.  I just don't treat ANYONE like that...

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Dec. 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM

GOSH..."learn to drive idiot!" ;]

I agree, she should say something...you tried harder than I would've.

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Dec. 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM

 yup, I wouldn't have even tried. She may be your mom but forget that! you don't need to kill yourself!

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Dec. 20, 2008 at 1:35 PM

Oh, I'm sorry Jen... I would have probably stopped even trying after just looking at my car under a bunch of ice! :-) And I agree, it would have been nice if your mom at least said something in reply to you. It's pretty rude to leave a person hanging after they tried to help you.

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Dec. 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

that is one of my BIGGEST pet peeves when someone doesn't reply back after I've said something.  My DH and my mom are the two biggest culprits.

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