Thursday, July 31, 2008

Adding Insult to Injury

For the past few weeks, it seems that some invisible force is out to get me. Paranoid, I know. However with all of the crap going on in my life, last night I was dealt another serious blow.

Dirty lost his job.

As I've mentioned, he is an architect, and was making pretty nice cash. The firm was a high profile firm working in the hospitality industry; you know, hotels, theme parks, etc. Anyway thanks to the crap economy, most of the projects he was working on were put on hold. So his firm had to let go almost the entire staff. From a 33 person office, only 5 are left. Since Dirty recently moved to this firm, obviously, they let him go. He got a pretty good severance package, but he's bummed.

So am I. Can I tell you the first thing that went through my mind? That I wasn't going to be getting a ring anytime soon. Yep. Nice and selfish.

I know that he is talented and will find another job soon, but right now I am trying very hard to be supportive. He is making it difficult for me though. I know he is stressed out, but he has this nasty attitude that is coming through with every suggestion that I make to him. He is freaking out that he has no money coming in, and how he is going to pay his rent. He has been out of work one day, and he is being so dramatic. We were on the phone late last night planning out some stuff and I made a comment like "oh, I'm tired. I need to go to sleep, so I won't be tired tomorrow", and he was like, "I have no idea what that's like". Dude, you haven't even been unemployed one day. Build a bridge and get over it.

Ok, you guys can comment on what a bitch I am. Bring it. :)


Jadeny said...

Oh no!! That sucks so bad. If it makes you feel any better, the first thing I thought when i read it was "oh no. Now her ring will be put on the backburner!" Don't worry girl these things have a way of working out for the best. Give him a few days to get his whinig out of his system...then tell him to buck up and take it like a man!

~Penny~ said...

Ok. About the ring, I told you last night that it was ok to be selfish. Just as long as it stays between me, you and the blogging world.

He is going to be an asshat (thanks Eva!) for a bit. Let it roll until it is inappropriate. But just be supportive. I have been on the bread line before and it is not fun.

Have him budget that money! That is completely livable in world of just having to pay rent and pay bills.

No wii :(

Jatorade said...

Ok if things really happen in 3's this is it right? (maybe its been more than 3) so it can really only go up hill from here!

Get Dirty working on a project that'll keep him busy and not whiny (like reversing time so we can all invest in some big shot oil firm and be rollin in the cash now!)

Rage said...

Dude I am so sorry. No worries though, I am more than confident he will find a job very soon. Keep us posted homegirl.

stella said...

You are such a bitch.

I kid, I kid! :D

Well the good news is that this is 3 and no more bad things will happen to you. Go ahead and breathe your sigh of relief...ahhhhhh.

In my personal experience, it paid off to be very supportive and generous when Jeff lost a job years ago. Now he knows I loved him no matter now he gives me all his money. :D

Jennifer said...

Aww, that's terrible news. I don't think you're a bitch at all.... or maybe I am... because I think it's natural to feel let down in situations like this. No job + no ring = pissed off girl. It's not really about the ring, it's about getting your life on track and having some kind of plan to get married (if I'm reading you right...) that's at least how I felt. I wasn't in a rush to get down the aisle, I just wanted that commitment to say we WERE going to get there sometime before I'm old and crusty.