THAT, dear blog readers, is my doorbell. Please, please, please explain to me what is confusing about a BRIGHT RED sign that reads: ‘Baby Sleeping, Please Knock‘. I used to have a bright yellow post-it…but it wasn’t cute. So I made a change…which apparently caused the Fed Ex man to forget how to read.
Maybe I’m Missing Something…
Because I just cannot figure it out. Now granted, I’m a woman, and I tend to read the signs that I see, be they on houses, storefronts (And if it says ‘SALE’, you know I’m stopping!), or the road. Heck, I even read my iTunes agreement (Really. It’s LONG. Trust me.).
I Just Cannot Figure Out How This Is A Difficult Concept!
See, a few days ago (Ish said that I was not allowed to write this post until I had simmered for a few days…you’ll see why in a minute), I put Smalls down for a nap. It had been a battle (Moms, you know what I mean!), and I had finally won. He fell asleep without his swaddle, and was just so very peaceful.
For about ten minutes.
UNTIL the evil Fed Ex man decided to completely disregard my signage and (1) knock VERY loudly, AND (2) RING THE DOORBELL, not once, but FOUR TIMES. SERIOUSLY?!
Here Comes Mama Bear
Now, I’m normally a peace-loving, easy-going (okay, okay, I’ll admit to my type-A tendencies…), people-loving kind of gal. THEN Smalls started crying. Not a ‘hey, mama. I’m awake, please rescue me‘ cry-this was a ‘HOLY CRAP! WHAT WAS THAT?! AM I SAFE?! HELP ME!!!‘ terrified, way, way overtired baby cry. NOT cool, dude. Not. Cool.
So I Did The Mature Thing…Kind Of
Obviously, I chased the Fed Ex man down the driveway in my jammies (no judging y’all), screaming at the top of my lungs. I won’t repeat what I said because it certainly is not family-friendly.
The gist was that if he was illiterate, that’s one thing, and I understand that he has lots of deliveries to make, but it is not okay to completely disregard the sign that I placed FOR HIM and wake my infant son, you idiot.
Yup. Real mature, Brea. Aren’t you proud of me? The guy didn’t even apologize! I am STILL furious (can you tell?!). Maybe he was colorblind…. Either way, this has me thinking:
Should I put my post-it back out…it’s easier to read (the font is ‘idiot sized‘). Of course, I MUCH prefer the adorable sign in red. To me RED=PAY ATTENTION. What do you think?
To continue reading about my seemingly never-ending doorbell saga:
- Part 2: Dear Fed Ex: And Open Letter From A Sleep Deprived Mom
- Part 3: An Open Letter To Delivery Truck Drivers And Solicitors