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Halloweenie...well weenie anyway

Last night was just bizarre and part of it pissed me off. Deb and I left work at 5 and quick like rabbits got home, changed with the lights off so no one would stop and knock and left the city by 5:45. We were down to Rushville by a little after 7 which was really good time considering all the towns we had to go through and slow waaaaayyyyyy down because of trick or treaters. Gwen had just gotten home when we pulled in. Some acquaintanences of ours were there too with their kid. I'd call them friends but the relationship makes some big swings between love and hate at times. I haven't seen the couple since June so last night I was pretty much nuetral on how I felt about them. I hate to label anyone but really, and I'm not alone in my opinion, they are both losers. Not really a redeeming quality between the two of them. Sad waste of potential.

The wife used to smoke and I mean chain smoke like 4 packs a day of some of the most vile cigarettes on the planet, Dorals. But she was a bum smoker too. By that I mean she would never buy her own cigarettes, she would always bum them from Gwen or Deb. Gwen smokes Cambridge Lights which is not much better but 1, she doesn't chain smoke, 2, bum cigs from other people, and 3, at least goes outside if there are people with sinus trouble around. I really don't give a shit if you want to shorten your life by smoking as long as you brush your teeth before you kiss me and don't smoke on my furniture or in my house for that matter. Deb smokes Marlboro Lights. I get on her about her smoking just because I have to live with her and I really don't want to see her die but in the end, it's her choice. At least she makes compromises so I'm not so affected by her smoking as much. But damn... this person I'm referring to, I'll call her B, half the time didn't even bother to buy her own cigs if she knew she'd be around Deb or Gwen because she knew they would have cigs and both of them are too nice to say, "Go out and buy your own cigs you cheap bitch!"

So eventually, her husband whom I'll call A, starts telling her that her smoking is bothering his asthma. So she decides to stop...smoking...know what's coming next?....and instead starts chewing tobacco! Now I think chewing tobacco is a persoanlly reprehensible habit but I'm not one to call the kettle black because I used to chew Levi Garrett when I worked ranches in the summer. But to me, that's a different thing. riding around the range, building fence and not offending anyone but yourself. But there is no bigger turn off to me than a woman who chews (or dips snuff) and spits. She started out with plugs of Red Man (nasty stuff anyway) and finally graduated (?) to dipping Coppenhagen snuff. And now, so she can dip and spit all the time, she carries a soda bottle that she spits into and sets it on the coffee table in front of her hwerever she goes. How fucking nasty can you be? There would be no way a woman could convince me to kiss her after she'd been chewing tobacco. I don't care is one of the Victoria's Secret models comes to my door buck naked, if she's chewing tobacco, she can just sit there on the doorstep and freeze!

So anyway, there's B chewing and spitting with her daughter is a faerie costume. And A comes in a nd sits down like the lump that he is. Gwen had Belle in the cutest little costume. She had her dressed like a chilli pepper! Both of her feet slid down into the bottom of the red part of the pepper and a little green hood that looked like a stem. I took photos of both her and the faerie. Then B, Gwen and Deb decided to go back out and pick up Gwen's son Evin at a friend's house and hit a few more houses before calling it quits. So they leave and it's just me and A sitting there holding down the fort. I turn on the TV and we decide to watch Thirteen Ghosts about halfway through already. The girls were not gone 5 minutes before A whips out a hash pipe and starts toking away. He did offer me some but I declined 1, because I wouldn't trust a glass of water A offered me and 2, I think it's just plain wrong to do drugs in someone else's house without asking them. It's obvious he wouldn't do it when Gwen was around, much less Rob who would have probably kicked his ass for just having it with him.

Don't get me wrong. I've smoked enough of it in my day but I think there just comes a time in your life, especially when you've got a little kid to be responsible for that you forego things like that in favor of a little more reasonable conduct. Plus, as a Shamanist, I really pity people who are so limited in their imagination that doing drugs is the only way they can get high. And to top it off, he asked his wife to stop smoking because of his asthma. Hell of a note!

They were also both drinking Jack and Coke and they had to drive 40 miles back home with their kid later that night. How's that for positive parenting?

So anyway, the girls got back around 9 and I grabbed Deb and made a hasty retreat, saying we needed to get back to the city before it got too late. We went out to the farm to make sure it had not burned down and then headed back to the city. I let Deb know what had gone down while they were gone. She was not pleased and asked me to call Gwen this morning and let her know. It's a sticky situation. I probably wouldn't have said anything, not being one to narc but Gwen had this rumor going about her last year that she was dealing drugs out of her house. Totally not true. It got started because one of her old boyfriends lives up the street and about 3 years ago, he got in a fight with Rob and ever since had been out to get them. So he started a rumor that when Rob was gone on highway construction jobs, Gwen was sleepin with one of the neighbors and dealing drugs. So Rob and Gwen got investigated by DCFS as well as having their house watched by the Sheriff's Department. Finally all that got cleared up.

Well Gwen wasn't too happy about it and I don't know what she'll do with the info, but at least she knows. Had the situation been different, I'd not have said a thing. But in this situation he was doing something that had the potential of hurting more people than just himself.

Ahhh, I have an interesting life.

Well I just got the word. The book goes on Press around 7-9 Tuesday morning. So I'll have to leave Monday and file an absentee ballot for my vote. ROAD TRIP TIME!

Peace,

Wander

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moonvision
Nov. 1st, 2002 10:28 am (UTC)
What is it that some people are missing to think and behave in such a way??!!
It's amazing your friend socializes with them. Their poor kid.
wander
Nov. 1st, 2002 11:44 am (UTC)
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It's because their kid and her kid have grown up together. The parents are mostly worthless.

Wander

moonvision
Nov. 1st, 2002 11:56 am (UTC)
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I suppose their kid should be shunned for what the parents are like.
Hopefully, socializing with them is minimal for you all.
wander
Nov. 1st, 2002 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Just a couple times a year. More would probably bring out a violent streak in me. There is a remote possibility I am related to the husband but I don't brag about it.

wander

ryl
Nov. 3rd, 2002 08:01 pm (UTC)
That is the nastiest thing I have ever heard of. I need to take another shower now. Chewing tobacco. ICK ICK ICK ICK.
wander
Nov. 4th, 2002 06:57 am (UTC)
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Oh I've seen lots of women in the Carolinas do it. It's just rare to see it out here.

Wander

ryl
Nov. 4th, 2002 07:27 am (UTC)
Pause to thank lucky stars I've never met such women. I repeat my disgusted noises.
wander
Nov. 4th, 2002 07:54 am (UTC)
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Note to self - Ryl needs a plug of Red Man in her stocking for Xmas.

Wander

ryl
Nov. 4th, 2002 07:58 am (UTC)
Note to self: Wander needs a plug nickle up his nose for Xmas.
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