Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have to vent
This seems to be the week foreigners are pissed off at Brazil and Brazilians alike. I have joined the club today. I swear, they are all out to get me!
It started with a trip to an ears/nose/throat doctor for my youngest. I'm trying to figure out what's keeping him up at night crying. Mommy doesn't help, bottles don't work, coming to our bed does nothing. It's a nightmare. So the doctor calls us in and spends a whole 30 seconds with us. Of course he has me sign the insurance papers first, looks in my kid's ears, and tells me I have to go to a hospital and have them check him out. Hello, I could have done that in the first place you dumb ass. Go there, get some random x-rays and check something else, blah blah, they'll know what to do. He didn't even ask about his history. I've asked for the little insurance payment paper back before but I was too tired to do it today. He technically checked him so screw it. I just won't be going back.
It really was too good to be true to have an ENT near my place covered by my insurance. I should have known!
So I gave up on that. Ears are clean, maybe my kid just likes to be a little bit of an asshole at night. Yes, it is ok for a mother to lovingly refer to their child as an asshole when they wake up 4 to 5 times a night and no one can find anything wrong with them. It's also a little disturbing seeing that we can't seem to make him feel better. So if there is nothing wrong and he just doesn't want us to make him feel better, just wants to cry, whine, and scream, he is being a bit of an asshole.
So to continue with my hour of Brazilian hell. My husband and I have been thinking of putting him in a big boy bed since he hates his crib. It hasn't always been this way but seem to be the theme now. He loves his brothers bed so let's try. I'll try just about anything after 18 months without sleep (minus the 1 week 2 months ago so he is capable).
I am looking for a guardrail for the bed. Many stores have them online. Normally, you'd be able to assume that theses large stores would also have them in stock at their individual locations. It'd be nice to be able to call and check. It's hard when their phone lines are disconnected. All of them! And the online help number can't help you. You need to check with the store at whatever location you want to go to.
So I went to the store with my exhausted 18 month old. I finally found someone to help. She said they are in the baby section. I controlled myself and did not say, duh I already checked there and they aren't any. That's why I'm talking to you.
She brought me back over in case I'm actually blind and hadn't realized it. Nope, none. I asked, again, if she could check the stock room or call a stock person and double check. I was at Lojas Americanas by the way. We have one of the few non-express stores here in Laranjeiras. The few times I've managed to get someone to check in back, they've found what I've needed. She ignored me and walked away. Well, I guess she still gets an A for effort for walking 3 feet and pointing to the baby stuff.
I thought about running to the mall but the last thing I need to do is drive in this city in this mood. I would so end up taking out a moto delivery guy or a taxi.
Rio de Janeiro and Brazilians win today. There are just some days where I wish it was easy to get stuff done! I wish I could just run to the bank and not end up waiting for 2 hrs and seeing 2 different account managers because my specific account manager is on vacation and you can only do stuff with your manager, and crap like that.
Screw dinner tonight. I'm ordering pizza.