Monday, January 17, 2011

More Aaargh

So, this morning I somehow managed to accidentally splooge out Mickey's entire tube of eye ointment, which was supposed to last a full week. And not into Mickey's eye, either. So now he's without his medicine until I can get back to the vet to get some more. Which I can't right now, because I'm stuck at work. Again. Which might not matter, anyway, because it's entirely possible the vet isn't open today.

And, thus, I find myself full of vague, annoying resentments. I resent having to work 32+ hours in the the space of less than three days. I resent people who have holidays off when I don't. I resent people who have other people at home to help them with crap like this. I resent my own overblown sense of responsibility which makes me do things like take in sick, stray kittens who have no one else and then freak out irrationally when I can't take care of them perfectly.

All of which is stupid, I know, because the kitten will almost certainly be fine, anyway, and because I'm still better off than 99.99% of the people in human history, and I really have no right to bitch. Still...

[ETA: Just called the vet. They are open. So I can go and get some more when I get off work. Well, that's something, anyway. Actually quite a relief, in fact.]

[ETA again: And, you see? There are so many reasons why it's a good thing I never had kids. The cats are more than stressful enough!]


  1. Sorry my emails about my 3 day weekends don't help..

  2. LOL! That's OK. I think I'm over it now. :)

  3. Also, I know who you are, Anonymous.

  4. I figure I just have to laugh. :)

  5. Heh, I know all too well about the resentments. And especially the one where I resent myself for making so much work for myself in the first place.

    I'm sorry about your schedule at work, though - will there be a quieter time soon?

  6. Yeah, sometimes it's hard not to give in to them! Although I'm feeling much better now, really. :)

    And, yes, I at least have Wed-Fri off work this week, although then I'm back in for 12-hour shifts -- night shifts, this time -- on the weekend. For the third weekend in a row. I don't actually mind those so much, though. It's that third day that kills me.

    Man, I miss my old schedule.