Saturday, August 6, 2011

None Of My Business ......

 Okay, this was NOT the color on the box! Really. I was not trying to celebrate the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball. I was just trying to cover some gray and this is what I got. Oh well. Time will take care of it, I suppose ..... or another box of color. In the meantime I have red hair.

So, I took my red haired self to the drop box yesterday morning and pulled this out .......
It says: Hello, I got in at 3:30 AM, and need to sleep so badly! I was so happy to find you! I will come to the office when I get up ( I had brain surgery 61 days ago, and not doing very well ...)   Thank you so much, Robin & doggies. Site 67

It had the registration in the envelope as well as the money to pay for the site. I had a call the night before from a man inquiring about a discount for coming in late. I told him that I didn't and he asked if I was sure ( I almost told him that there would be an annoyance surcharge), and I asked if he were staying at a hotel if he would expect a discount for arriving late and he replied in the negative; so I said "well, there you go, you have your answer." I was pretty certain that I would not see this man in my park. But ..... Robin could be a man or a woman, right?

At any rate, I sought out he who is the performer of all unpleasant tasks, and showed him the note. Then I sent him to site 67 to make sure there were signs of life. Brain surgery ..... not doing well ........ had me a little concerned.

I am always torn with indecision when I discover a camper parked that I did not check in. Most will leave the info and money or credit card info in the drop box (that is, after all, what it is for), but some do not. I assume that they are sleeping and I don't want to rudely awaken them, but I don't want them to skip out without paying. I can't just sit and watch them, I have other things to do. And that is how we end up having folks drive off. Most people are honest and will stop and pay, but there are always those few that just drive away. But, this one has already paid .........

So, do I go check on the brain surgery survivor? Or, do I let the person sleep? The note did say they needed sleep ....... and there is that old saying about sleeping dogs ........

The woman, Robin, did come in upon awakening and was a very likable person. Hard to tell if she was blond, since she was bald after the brain surgery. That sounded mean and I didn't mean it in a mean way. I just don't know that I would take off on my own after having had brain surgery and admittedly not doing well. She had left Tennessee and was on her way to Washington. Kind of a long trip to be taking on your own after any kind of surgery that has stressed the body.

She did have her dogs with her, but they can't drive or call for help on a cell phone ........ Really none of my business when you get right down to it. But she did tell me that she was not doing well and her fiance is in Afghanistan .......

13 comments:

Mildred said...

With your ivory complexion and pretty blue eyes, the color is attractive on you. I gave up on coloring my gray...my color is mousy drab!!!!!

That's a strange one about the brain surgery camper. I can't imagine being strong enough to travel that far after such surgery. God bless her.

labbie1 said...

I think you look younger.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i love that color on you. i'd leave it and not re-color.

as far as brain surgery camper... that's admirable that you're concerned for her well-being. hopefully, she's not taxing her strength too much on a daily basis.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i really like your hair...glad robin turned out to be a good person...good on her for doing it if she can...perhaps she is chasing her own bucket list...

Kathy G said...

I'm thinking that Robin was lucky to find a caring person like you.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

oh... i've left you a little blog love over at my place.

houndstooth said...

I think the red hair looks good on you! Maybe he who adores you will think it's a fun change and take you out to dinner! ;)

I think if I'd had major surgery and wasn't doing well, and was left on my own anyway, I'd love to drive and see the country with my dogs. When life seems more finite, sometimes the risks are worth it!

Mamma has spoken said...

Love the red hair, it looks great on you!
As for the camper, I agree that it is wonderful that she met you and had you to look after her. There are too many out there that would have thought since they had their money, they were done. But not you.
Thanks for being a caring human.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

I love the red hair I have had red hair more often then not ok at the moment I am black but as I said I do like red and I think it looks good on you.........

I do not think I would be travelling alone after brain surgery but hey everyone is different.

RV Vagabonds said...

I like the red hair--my hair also changes whatever color the box said it is to something entirely different. I think I'm giving up on hair color and just admit I'm hitting 60 this year-ta h*ll with it!

And the lady with the brain surgery? Perhaps she knows that her time is limited and she has people to see and things to do while she can. I admire her.

Pat said...

Red does look good on you. But don't worry, if you don't like it, it tones down pretty fast after a few washings.

I'd say that "Robin" was taking a chance driving on her own that far of a distance!

SkippyMom said...

I think the red looks fabulous. And if it is any consolation I had the same darn thing happen this past week. Instead of the color on the box I am now a redhead too. My excuse is it is in my genes - Dad & Grandpa were redheads.

And I think it is great that Robin is on the road. As someone else said - it may be her own bucket list or she has people she wants to see. Surgery [or a scare] will do that to a person, I think.

dkzody said...

You will have fun with the red hair. I've had red hair for over 10 years now, and I am constantly stopped by people asking me what the color is, it's just what they want. My hairdresser mixes it specifically for me so all I can do is give them her name and number.