Hi gang! Just thought I`d tell you what happened on Tuesday this week. Pretty difficult time for me.
Hubby had a hospital appointment at 4pm. He sorted me out and set off locking the front door and and the back doors were open, as it was a nice afternoon and our litttle Lucy could go in and out.
A bit later on, there was a knock at the door. I wasn`t expecting any callers and thought it must be a delivery for something hubby had ordered. I went to the front door and forgot it was locked and rammed the wall, adding the damage to the rest of our house with my wheelie efforts!
So, I called out `Who is it?` A male voice said it was the meter reader. Well I thought I`d better let him in.
I told him to come round the back, which he did. Now the back access route for me and anyone lese is through our bedroom., into the hall and the kitchen. I told him the meter was in a certain cupboard. Meanwhile Lucy appeared to see who was in her house......as dogs do.
He patted her and i said she doesn`t bite, as she has no teeth. He asked why and how etc.
After he`d read the meter I went to show him out, as I turned to see if he was following me.......................he had his hand down the top of his trousers and said he was `adjusting himself`.......................I was shocked and felt this isn`t what I want to see!!! He then did follow me out to the deck. He leaned on the fencing panel and asked if I was enjoying the nice weather. I said not, as it was too much for me.
He looked right at me and asked what my condition was. I said MS, as it is easier to say that rather than go through my history!
He asked how it affected me, what caused it and I felt quite uncomfortable being questioned this way, by a stranger. he then said `Oh, it`s like a mate of mine who has ME.............he can`t be arsed to do anything either!!!`
By this time, I wanted him gone.....but he persisted in questioning me........................I said, `Right then. Thankyou`. His final words were `What`s to stop you getting your arse over the road and having a wheel out?` I said I can`t go out alone. He repeated `My mate can`t be arsed to do anything either`.
He finally went. I rushed to lock theback gate and shut myself inside, locking the patio doors and jamming the key in my haste. I pulled the curtains on and waited for hubby to return.
He reported the rude, ignorant so and so. It hit me just how vulnerable I am. I`ll never let anyone else in the house i don`t know again!