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A shining moment of common sense!

I just had a moment of incredible relief:

 

My twin’s wife (how weird is it to say that!?  I’m going to have to get used to it!) just called me – I had called her on Friday night regarding some pottery she wanted painted, which I won’t have a chance to finish/bring with me when I go home this week.

 

She messaged me on FB telling me she’d call me later.  It’s 10:20, and she called me this morning.  I give a hushed, “Hi, Ruth!”

 

She asked me if she woke me up.  Lol, if only!  I told her I was at work, and you know what she says? “Oh?  Can we talk later, then?”

 

Omg, I about hit the floor.  What a novel thought, not chitchatting whilst earning money, which almost always gets me a look of distain from my boss and a comment about how I “talk to my family too much,” (which is a topic for another time).

 

I told her I get off after six, and would that be ok?  She said sure.  Omg!

 

Now, some of you might be wondering why this is a BFD.  It’s a BFD because SIL #2 calls me almost daily, refuses to use my direct line, harasses the staff here, and then asks me if I “have a minute.”  I’m a shit liar, so I always say I do, because I often have a minute or two.  This turns into a twenty-minute conversation about what Allie is doing, or what Brother #2 is up to, or something mundane that could wait until I am wasting my time, not my college’s.

 

I have mentioned, numerous times, that I’m under a lot of pressure here, and have crap to get done, however, these comments go in one ear and out the other.

 

I guess I’m just amazed that SIL #5 listened to what I have to say, and from now on, she’ll realize I have a 9-5 just like most of the rest of the world.  (The Twin works graveyard, three days on, four off, etc.)  I love her.  My heart is now warm for this new SIL that before was just mildly enthusiastic.  I’m going to have to give her a huge hug when I see her Thursday.  =)

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acoustics1220
May. 17th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's pretty awesome! Someone listened, processed, and responded in kind! YAY!
trustme1013
May. 19th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, she's probably never going to supersede #4 in her awesomeness of the drama-free reign, but I will have warm fuzzies just the same.
nighthawkal
May. 19th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
I always kinda try to tell family, especially immediate family, to try to avoid calling me a work unless it is an emergency. My mother is probably the best one at respecting that.
trustme1013
May. 19th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
I have done this. I have done this several times. Even to the extent to where I said it was a talking point to my less-than-satisfactory review last year, and it was in one ear and out the other. I have come to two conclusions:

Either my sister-in-law is stupid, which is a possibility, or,

She is inconsiderate and thinks I am a liar, which is probably more likely.
nighthawkal
May. 20th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
It could be both?

Is there a way you could have her calls sent directly to voice mail? Or tell her to not call you at work and just call your cell phone? I rarely ever even give my work number to people. I only give it to certain people for emergency purposes.
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