Wednesday mom and I drove about 6 hours for the 90th birthday dinner with my grandfather. SO worth it.
He is in the best health of any 90 yr old I know... of course I don't know too many 90 yr olds. We had a wonderful time. My aunt brought a photo album of pics from when he was a little guy, just a baby, then a handsome teenager... he sure was a hottie. ;o)
Dinner was great but I ended up sitting next to my cousins boyfriend. He's a nice enough guy, but a pompous you-know-what. We ended up in a conversation about HIV/AIDS in Africa and pharmaceutical companies. He tried to tell me that pharmaceutical companies are just like table or chair makers, and have a responsibility to make a profit and take care of their share holders. They can't just give away medicines to people because they are dying. And his company makes 30k pace makers that may help a 10 yr old in Alabama, but they just can't give them away. I cannot tell you how infuriated I was... I eventually just told him he was full of s*%& and to stop talking. Take his excuses and go tell the mother in Africa that is holding her dying child, or the 4 yr old that is watching their mother die. My mother at the other end of the table asked if we needed to be moved. Since I was sitting next to my grandfather on the other side, I decided this could wait...it was his party and I wasn't going to let this arrogant twit ruin it.
We drove home Thursday, which was D and I's 15 yr anniversary. We had our carpets cleaned and went to dinner with the kids. lol... dinner's recently have been interesting. We ended up at a table that had apparently never been out in public to learn manners. They literally sat turned in their seats staring at us. I have become totally used to people looking, but outright rudeness drives me nuts. I mean sheesh...