Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Vent or Bust!!
Some people are selfish, self-centered, know-it-alls and I've had a visit from one of the top dogs today!
I wait for almost 9 months every year for that wonderfully delicious taste of vine-ripened tomatoes, and although I'll share the bounty, I'm selfish enough that I want those first few lucious beauties sliced and sittin on MY table. After that, I'll give you a few for your dinner or if they are way more than I am able to can, I'll load you up with more tomatoes than you can shake a stick at.
Today the MIL came by and wanted to know if she could have a couple of ripe tomatoes for supper. I told her sure, and since Jami was here, she went to the garden and hunted around and picked her 4 nice sized ones. Well, MIL follows her out there and discovered there were more than 4 ripened ones so SHE PICKS THEM ALL!! Now I don't even have enough tomatoes for MY supper!!
Never mind that this woman and another of her sons have a half acre garden of their own (undoubtedly their tomatoes aren't ripe yet), has another son who is living with her since his wife left him, who does not earn enough to pay her anything for room and board, but who earns enough for his beer (guess we're providing tomatoes for his supper too!), and she probably still has 6 dozen jars of tomatoes she canned from our garden LAST year!
Forgive me, but holy shit I'm PISSED!!