Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Tale of Two Friends

I have two different friends who have the same habit.  You can count on both of them to show up late and ill prepared for whatever it is you invite them to.

The difference is the one friend will come screeching into the parking lot only a few minutes late, in her dress up clothes and say, "Hiking?! We're hiking?!  Awesome!"  And sling her hair up in a ponytail and totter down the trail in her skirt and heels with her Starbucks in hand.  You know, she just goes with the flow and everybody has a good time.  You probably will cut your hike short because she isn't ready for it, but you'll have had fun.  This is friend A.

The other friend will be ridiculously late, if she shows at all.  Then she'll expect you to provide her with her hiking gear, clothes, shoes, water, etc. and she'll complain when it doesn't meet her standards.  You know, she pouts the whole time and makes everyone miserable.  You probably will cut your hike short just to get the hell away from her.  This is friend B.

I thought about them the other day when I was preparing for a crafting class. I already had all the necessary parts and equipment packed up and ready to go.  I was starting to hunt around for extra scissors, adhesive, etc. for all the B people out there and it was making me mad.  In the end, I decided not to bring it forcing them to become As and just wing it.

I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised that it went well. Sometime you need to cater to the As and the Bs, sometimes you cater to neither, and sometimes you go home and have a drink.

The Fine Print: In case you are wondering if this post is about you I got two things for you--one, both these ladies left the state several years ago and--two, if you see yourself in the above maybe you should consider a change.  You know, just for the sake of my liver.  Card parts by Club Scrap

15 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the comparison story Judy. Love the card Too. It is much like the symbols and animals you would see in our Amish country.

Carol L said...

You have the greatest outlook on life with a grand sense of humor:) You also make great cards too, like this one! I like the giant paisley element! Very pretty!
I'm wondering what the "C" is like? hmmmmm

Di said...

Oh PJ - you do make me laugh! Great comparisons (and a super card as well). LOVE the fine print!

Hugs

Di
xx

Leslie Hanna said...

I know both types of people. I like the As a lot better.

Georgiana said...

Pretty card, especially with the doily. Enjoy your friends!

Patricia said...

Hello there! great card love it all.
Know exactly what you mean As & Bs!! I run a card class and "always" have to cater for both ........!!
Hugs

Patricia xx

Sandy said...

I'm painfully punctual and overprepared; not sure I'd get along with B at all. Fun card with these pretty elements.

Connie said...

Good Morning Kiddo,
What a fun card :)
Keep Smiling.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cherie said...

Those Bs drive me crazy and I consider them rude and inconsiderate. That's why I've weeded them out of my life. Less stress for me and those all around me! Love the colors on your card and that little flower button.

Janeen said...

the perfect card for your description. yep, i would more likely be the A but i have become a lot better about this over the years. :) a long time ago i decided i need to give myself fifteen more minutes than my brain thinks it needs. :) and pack the car ahead of time with the things necessary for the adventure.

Sue said...

This made me chuckle so much Judy! I have friends like that too lol fab card...huggles Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

I have no trouble with either A's or B's..I just do my own thing.
Suppose it would be more fun in a group though I'm not into sharing my one and only scissors lol.
LOving your card with these sweet litle birds.
Chrissyxx

Chris D. said...

LMAO! I almost like your post better than your card! Fabulous card, BTW. And the best parts of your post? The last line, and the fine print! HA!

MaryH said...

I needed this laugh today...gloomy & not feeling just tip-top either. Yep, there's those folks about us. Depending on the degree of friendship, you love 'em or leave 'em. Liked reading your comparisons. Loved the card too. That was a delicious paisley design atop that crisp delicate doily. Loved the folk art bird trim too. Well done. TFS & Hugs (but no germs, if you please! :-)

butterfly said...

Hilarious post - especially the Fine Print! And a sweet primitive style look to the card into the bargain...
Alison x