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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Mystery Of The Angry Home Teacher

Well, it seems like one of my home teachers from church is angry with me. I don't even know what I did wrong to him. Last Tuesday, I asked him if he could take me to the post office and to the pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions, and I called him right after his wife left to run some errands. So, I asked him if he was free the next day and he told me he could do it the next day if I don't mind waiting and I said "I don't mind". So, he made arrangements to pick me up the next day. I thanked him and we hung up the phone. I was excited, because I'd let the packages accumulate there at the post office for about a week at that time, and I had 3 notifications with me. And the prescriptions had been ready then for about 4 days. I had no money for the bus or dial-a-ride. So, I was happy I got someone to take me.Then, about 20 minutes later, I got another call from him saying he forgot but he had doctor's appointments all the next week until Friday. He'd just remembered that. I was disappointed but I understood what happened. I asked him if he knew anyone who could take me. My other home teacher was doing a job in Portland, so I couldn't ask him.

Just so you all know, this "home teacher" business is a program set up at our church, where people are assigned to help those in need, like me. It's their job to take me where I need to go when I need to. And this is Christmas, so I got a lot to pick up at the post office, and prescriptions always come in in abundance after my own doctors appointments, and I'm all out of rides for the dial-a-ride. So, I couldn't take that.

Well, this teacher told me I could call someone, someone whose name I did not recognize. And I still cannot remember their name right now. But I did call them, and I asked them if they could take me to get my packages, and my prescriptions. Truly, I hate bothering anybody to do these things!!! I hate it!! I really should not have to! If only the postal service would get those damn parcel inboxes fixed I wouldn't have to!!! Though I'd still have to pick up prescriptions. Well, these people agreed to help me out. The guy I spoke to said his wife had to go into town anyways, and she would come and pick me up. I was grateful! She said she would be there in 15 minutes. Well, I waited longer than that actually. She didn't get here until 30 minutes after I phoned. I did not bring that up at all. I was not angry about it, though I do admit at one point, I was worried that something maybe happened. Well, she finally pulled up into my parking space, and just as she did that and was getting out of her car, my home teacher called me again!

I know I shouldn't have picked up the phone, but it was my home teacher, and I didn't want him to think I was angry at him. But he asked me if I had gotten a ride. I said I got one and she just drove up and is coming to the door. He said his wife got home and said she could come get me if I didn't already have a ride. Just then, the lady who came to get me knocked on the door. I was sweating because I had to answer the door, and at the same time, tell my home teacher it's all good now. I tried to say in a very nice way that I had to go now. But I guess he didn't take it that way. I didn't hear much of what he said because I was now talking to him and the woman who came to get me. I thanked him for referring me to these people and then I had to hang up.

Well, today a couple new prescriptions came into the pharmacy, and I have to go back to the hospital again on Monday. I got a ride through RideCare, which is another program set up by the Dial-A-Ride company here in town that takes me to doctors appointments and I don't have to pay them. Unfortunately they don't take anyone to pick up prescriptions!! I was going to have it take me to the hospital for my appointment, but I was going to go early enough that I could walk over to Safeway to get my prescriptions, and then walk back to the hospital in time for the appointment. That was the idea. The only real problem I figured I'd have is I have no idea how long I'd be waiting in the line at the prescription counter.

Well, long story short, it was supposed to rain today. The weather said there was a 100% chance of rain. Well, it's not raining and it's almost noon! So as of now, there is no 100% rain. Knowing the way my luck always is, it'll say it's going to rain today, but it won't. It won't rain today and it won't rain tomorrow. You know when the rain will come? I can almost guarantee it won't come until Monday! When I have that appointment at the hospital. And I really do not want to walk in the rain and be sick for the holidays this year like I was last year! I can't have that. So, I thought about this and thought, and really hesitated to do this, but I called my home teacher again today to see if maybe he could take me again to Safeway to pick up my prescription. I called and I told him who I was, and then the call fell silent. I thought "That was strange!" So, I called him again, I said hello and I heard a click. I began to get the feeling he was angry with me, but I could not figure out why. So, I tried calling him again and this time I got his answering machine. So, I began to leave him a message, then in the middle of leaving the message, I heard someone pick up the phone and hang up. By then, I knew that was not any accident! This guy was somehow angry with me. I still could not figure out why.

Now, I still wonder what I did to him to make him act that way. Maybe by saying the lady was there to pick me up back on Tuesday, I must have hurt his feelings or something. I was about to ask him that when I got his answering machine, but I didn't get a chance to. But I would think if I did hurt his feelings, then he would have said something. I sure did not mean to if that's what happened. Its just that he called me at the most inopportune time! I could not help it. It wasn't my fault! It wasn't his either. He couldn't know my ride was already at my doorstep at that moment. But why blame me!? Why get angry with me?? I just don't understand it.

Ya know, this reminds me of this one episode of I Love Lucy. It's the episode where in the opening scene, you see Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel all singing together and having fun! Acting like real friends. Then Ethel and Fred have to leave and they go down to their own apartment. After they leave, Lucy and Ricky have one last singalong before they go to bed, and Fred and Ethel call them and are angry with them for some unknown reason, and they tell them to stop making all that noise. My home teacher is normally a very nice guy. If there was a problem, or he was busy, I'm sure he would normally say something. But today, I guess he's just having one of those days where he just doesn't want to talk to anyone. We all have those days. I guess this is just one of his.

Well I did get someone to pick me up today and take me to get my prescription, my other home teacher is home today and has some free time, so his wife is coming here to take me to Safeway. But I still wonder why my other home teacher just won't talk to me? Well, maybe he'll be back to normal tomorrow, in time for church.

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