Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday FuckwitX2

Today I almost nominated myself as the Friday Fuckwit for having an awesomely annoying worry attack when someone  I normally hear from every day was conspicuously absent. Helped not by the fact that I was rather RUDE to him last night and thought he'd had a tanty and blacklisted me from his phone and email when in fact, while I was madly emailing and messaging sycophantic apologies, he was sunning himself and visiting friends/family and had left his phone at home to charge. Felt like a total nagging neuropus when he finally called and just told me to 'Relax Helen! Its all good!" 

Anyhoo . .you've probably heard of this but the phrase "What posessed them?" comes to mind:

Beachgoers got a shock when they saw a donkey soaring in the blue skies over the balmy beaches on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia last week.
Attached to a parachute, the animal screamed in fear as it circled over holidaymakers who were sunbathing on a beach in the Cossack village of Golubitskaya in the Krasnodar region.
A regional police spokeswoman says the donkey ended up in the skies as a result of an impromptu advertising campaign by several Russian entrepreneurs to attract beachgoers to their private beach.
Instead they attracted the attention of regional police who learned of the flying donkey earlier this week and launched a probe.
"The donkey screamed and children cried," regional police spokeswoman Larisa Tuchkova said.
"No-one had the brains to call police."
Instead people reached for their cameras and bombarded a local newspaper with phone calls.
"It was put up so high into the sky that the children on the beach cried and asked their parents: 'Why did they tie a doggy to a parachute?'" the newspaper Taman wrote this week.
"The donkey landed in an atrocious manner: it was dragged several metres along the water, after which the animal was pulled out half-alive onto the shore."
After a vet check, the donkey was deemed healthy if not a little traumatised.

It's the weekend down under and I've finally got over my elevated blood pressure, teary  outburst and annoying worrying, (yes I'm a total fretter) and arrived home tonight to a gorgeous gift from Mim . . thank you so much. You and kj are so good to me, I really don't deserve it. And sorry 'Keanu', I'm a worry wort, you were right, I was wrong and I'm glad you forgave me.  I'm a git. I should have had more faith  in our friendship.

Have a great weekend everybody.

26 comments:

Roy said...

Huh! Somebody should drop them out of a plane! Yup, these guys definitely qualify for the Friday Fuckwit.

nick said...

Well, from one worry wart, who also imagines he's terminally upset someone when he hasn't, to another....

Anyone who ties a donkey to a parachute should be tied from a parachute himself, preferably by the most intimate part of his body, until he realises the error of his ways.

Alan Burnett said...

I wonder what you charge the donkey flyers with? Flying without due mare and attention! Have a fine and relaxing weekend Helen.

tori said...

I have done the same pyscho email/ text thing before too...actually multiple times (obviously I don't learn lessons very well, or I'm just way too insecure!)
Have a wonderful weekend!

RA said...

People are such asses! Nice video. Have a gooood week end! ;)

Janice said...

Fuckwits, for sure. That poor donkey.

I am a fellow worry wort, always have been...so I understand.

California Girl said...

How can people be so cruel to animals? It makes me want to cry.

Hope you're enjoying a glass of wine right now.

AngelMay said...

I absolutely cannot STAND people who are cruel to animals! Just want to smack 'em with something that will so stun them their heads will be ringing for a month!

Ropi said...

I wish you a pleasant weekend as well.

Well, it seems the Russians have drunk too much vodka nowadays.

laughingwolf said...

too many twats in this world :(

stay warm'n dry...

Brian Miller said...

some people are just idiots...

not you of course...lol.

hope you have a great weekend helen...

Gledwood said...

You sound like me, fretting over what someone might think...

... thought I went through a stage of genuinely not caring. I remember an old friend seeming to feel she had to tell me her opinion on certain aspects of my lifestyle and i thought "is this really what normal people's lives are like? I'm glad I'm not normal anymore...!"

That poor flying tonkie. I did a post on flying donkeys yesterday. Most were trotting in fields and just looked like they were flying... except the last poor one, who was unfortunate to have been on the wrong Russian beach at the wrong time, poor swine!

Have a cheery weekend :-)

Grannymar said...

Chill, Girl. Chill! Enjoy the weekend.

Lyndsey said...

Hey! Have a great weekend and I don't want to give the idiots of the world any time at all!

Kath Lockett said...

Those donkey drongoes should be forced to lie *under* said donkey's tail, with their mouths wired open as punishment!

Great clip too - if only I looked that good outside of work hours (or even *in* work hours)

River said...

Oh that poor donkey! This mob deserve the gold star fuckwit of the month award.

Gledwood said...

...thought I went through a stage of genuinely not caring...

Dur. I didn't think I went through it, I did. But the word is though!

Tom said...

poor little donkey. some people suck.
don't really feel like looking at hot sweaty girls, but what i wouldn't give to soak in the ocean water...this heat is a killer

Ces said...

Oy, dear Helen. I know what you were describing about wondering why you did not hear from someone. I have been on the receiving end. I hope yours is a temporary thing. If it lasts, it becomes rather unnerving for the other person and I don't think it feels good for the worried person, either. This instant communication has a downfall. Miss answering one email and the other person goes psycho. There ought to be a balance of some sort. I have warned my friends that I won't answer every email immediately, I screen my calls, ignore surprise chats, I don't pick up every phone call. I have been the object of OCD behavior, cyber stalking and blog-stalking and it is not fun. I hope yours is a very temporary thing! But I have also displayed the same behavior. I once called my sister and when she did not answer, I became very nervous. I called her house, her work (she was away) her cell phone. I emailed her. I called her friend (she also did not answer). So I called my sisters overseas who told me that she and her friend went to Boston! Then I received a call. She said she was at Martha's Vineyard and her phone battery went dead. I felt so sick those two days. I thought of crazy things, mostly that something awful may have happened. Then it dawned on me that if something did, I would have known right away. I was an ER trauma nurse once and we have a way of contacting relatives. I totally understand what you went through.

Carolina said...

It's amazing that people who I think are really cool and self-assured and fun and intelligent, can get into such a state. Comforting to know that you are 'only human' too ;-)

Ánd you have great taste in music!

I'd read about the poor donkey. Talking about assholes! Those people should be shot. In the feet. And in the butt.

LD said...

This was one of the more bizarrely entertaining posts I've read in awhile. Know the irrational worry attack syndrome and the donkey..I'm speechless!

Lauren said...

Who is the real ass here? Hint - Not the donkey. Big joke - Traumatizing kids and barnyard animals. Why they allow idiots like these to propagate or operate machinery - I'll never understand.

Leeuna said...

From one worry-wart to another, I know where you're coming from. And a donkey? seriously? These people should be thrown from a plane without a parachute.

e said...

donkey flying is totally idiotic not to mention cruel...wtf?

Its good you and your friend worked things out.

Happy weekend!

Darlene said...

I have learned to let people know when I am out of touch since a friend in another country nearly went nuts when she didn't hear from me for a week. At my age, she was sure I was dead. ;-)

And, at my age, I can no longer identify with the office girl and her dreams.

otin said...

That was some ass on that Russian beach! LOL