I don't like to rant.
Especially in my blog.
But sometimes something gets under my skin and the only way to get it out is to write about it.
Last night was, as always, the SAL at my LNS. This is the first time in the 5 years I have been going there that I walked out because I was upset. Let me give you some background.
We have a person that has a habit of talking on the cellphone. Let's call this person "N". This person also has a booming voice. We usually grin and bear it and hope it is a short conversation. 99% of conversations N has are just babbling with their significant other. The significant other knows N is at a SAL but calls anyway. This happens often at the Sunday group too.
While N was once again on the phone, someone from the group, "E", said "You need to take that outside". But because N was on the phone, it wasn't heard. "M" heard it however, and repeated it to N - making sure N heard it.
When N finally got off the phone, instead of apologizing, N said "I have something to say to M because I did not appreciate that". - This was the first thing that totally p*ssd me off. How insensitive can one person be? Like N has the god-given right to bore everyone with banal conversation. N's voice is so loud that we can't hear what others are saying so, people then raise their voices to get over N's voice, and then N gets louder, and so on and so forth.
M had gotten up to shop and when M returned, N totally blasted her. M said that other people were saying the same thing, but E just kept quiet. - Second thing that p*ssd me off. If you're going to have the guts to say something, have the guts to admit it. Don't hide and pretend you didn't say anything, especially when someone else is getting the heat from what you started.
N then made a bunch of excuses for not getting up and leaving to talk. A bad knee, stuck between other people, etc etc. N also made excuses for being loud, mainly because others were talking while he was on the phone (!) - Third thing that p*ssd me off.
You see, N does this on Sundays also. We meet at a club house in the card room. This room is very large and has about 20 tables, of which we only use one large one. We also sit next to the door/window in order to get the best light possible. There would be no problem getting up and walking outside to talk. Others have done it. He has NEVER done it.
So, I left. Because I was starving, having skipped lunch, and there was no way I was going to risk having to put up with N during dinner as well. We usually go to California Pizza Kitchen, and while N doesn't always come, I would not enjoy it if this would be one of those nights N would decide to join us.
So, you're probably wondering what I bought last night. I bought one of Jill Oxton's magazines. #68 I believe. Also a handy cheat sheet of embroidery stitches and Glendon Place's chart "Five Simple Rules". I love Glendon Place's charts - they are HUGE!!!