Have you ever wondered why most of the photos I take are of our animals or the beautiful scenery God has blessed us with?
I take photos of things I love...and while I adore my family...and do take photos of them now and then, what gives me the most joy and peace in life is our animals and the beauty that God has painted around us...so that is what I take photos of the most.
I do like people...even though I've known a lot of them that I don't like...some just plain evil, there are a lot of good people out there. However because I've known far to many toxic (for want of a better word) people in my life, I tend to shy away from "people" for the most part, being the happiest at home with our animals and any family and friends who care to stop by.
Today hubby came home and told me a story that ticked me off...mainly cause it reminded me a bit of growing up and going to school. There were a LOT of "toxic" people in that school...kids can be so mean, and I was never so glad to graduate, so I didn't have to go see them every day.
DH has gotten to know several of our neighbor's (who happen to be Amish) and enjoys going over and talking with them. Naturally, I stay home most of the time, I don't have the "gift of gab", like he does, so find it hard to "chat" with people a lot. LOL I do however love that we have "Amish" neighbors...they could be Amish, or "English" as they call us, it wouldn't matter, a good neighbor is a wonderful thing.
Hubby went in to our local farm store today (Orscheln's) and saw one of our Amish neighbors in there, so thought he would go "bug" him. As he walked up, he saw one of the workers walk up with a chain, and basically throw it into the basket and say "Here, need anything else?" in a real snooty voice, NOT a nice "I'm happy to help you" voice. Then he turns, sees DH walking up and...acting all nice...asks if he can help him find anything.
DH just told the guy no, he just came over to talk to the Amish and turned to do so. Personally I would have let him know what I thought of his bad attitude, but...hubby is a much more forgiving person than I am. Guess that's something I need to work on. *sigh* I guess the guy then got a bit huffy at hubby before he turned and left...and DH is wondering how he will be treated the next time he goes in there, now that he is known to associate with the "Amish"! *gasp* LOL
Grrrr....that kind of attitude just irks me! Like as if he is better than the "Amish"! Seriously? I don't really know a lot of Amish...I have no doubt there are some trouble makers in their ranks...but there are in the "English" ranks too, so who are we to look down our noses at the Amish?
When I got irate, after hubby told me, he said well maybe he was just having a bad day...yeah right, sorry Dear, that won't fly cause if he was just "having a bad day" he wouldn't have been "nice" to you either! (See how sweet my hubby is...he was even willing to excuse a total jerk!)
THIS is ALSO a classic example of WHY I prefer to stay home, safe in my little hillbilly haven, and take photos of the good things in life! I don't deal with idiots all that well...and tend to let them know I can't stand to be around them. *giggle* Call me a bitch if ya want...I really couldn't care less.
Besides... it's so much easier to enjoy life when you stay home so you don't have to deal with the complete idiots! :-))
Thank you Yahweh for letting me be a housewife, and blessing me with the wonderful man you gave me too, who LOVES to get out and talk to people...so he doesn't mind doing the "running around" so I don't have to unless I WANT to! I am Blessed! :-)))))
Sorry for the Rant, I couldn't help myself! LOL Better run now though...gotta big day tomorrow, and we are expecting company on top of it! Peaches should be REALLY happy tomorrow evening! ;)