Several years back, Lauren said she tried to commit suicide. She was talking with Beth on the computer and told her that’s what she was trying to do. To make a very long story short, Lauren was abused by a brother and was suffering some emotional problems because of it. The older brother was on drugs, and all their parents’ time was spent on him. She was acting out to get some attention.
Over the years, they have remained friends – not close – but friends. They send each other little gifts on birthdays and Christmas. But Lauren calls several times a week wanting to talk to Beth. Beth no longer likes to talk to her on the phone for several reasons. I don’t much like talking to her either. I have many times, though. It is so difficult to get off the phone with her.
We don’t usually pick up the phone when we know it’s her. So she leaves these messages saying things like, “Bethany, pick up if you’re there. Somebody pick up! Bethany, I’m worried about you….you don’t ever talk to me anymore. Are we still friends? You can’t do this to me!” She leaves that same message every time she calls.
*Sigh* That’s gets really old to hear that a couple of times a week. She’s been doing this for literally years. She calls when Beth is at work. I have told her Beth works during the day. Tonight Beth isn’t here, either. She’s at Brandon and Rachael’s.
Beth is willing to email with her and does. But Lauren demands that Beth talk to her on the phone. Beth never has been much of a phone talker. She’ll text message a lot, but doesn’t actually talk that much.
I think I’m going to have to email Lauren and tell her to knock it off. It makes me angry for somebody to call and demand for somebody to pick up the phone. It’s rude. And it’s not going to get her what she wants.
We are making progress on the kitchen. We are nearly ready for me to tile.
With all the talk about global warming and the greenhouse effect, people should take time to understand it, instead of being alarmed by it. Or letting people running for office scare you to death about it. So read this. We shoud always be informed about things going on in our world.
It’s Caturday again!
At the Bible Study, Glenn told us about a Christian comedian named Aaron Wilburn. So we watched this first video at the Bible Study. I always knew when a really good part was coming up, because Linda was already cracking up before he got to it.