why are you having a bad day? What did mean note say?
I was having a bad day because some days I am really sad for no reason at all. Today was one of those days. I’m doing a little better now because I know that I’m about to sleep and that tomorrow I might be happy.
The story of the note is below.
When I arrived at the barn, things were actually worse than when I’d left my house. Some things from last night must be explained for you to understand. Last night became my night to feed the horses. I had stopped by the barn earlier in the day while going home from work. It was not supposed to be my night to feed, but my friend accidentally wrote my name instead of the name of the person who was supposed to feed, so everyone assumed it was my night. I was able to feed, but I had to rearrange my schedule and then I couldn’t get to the barn until late. Anyway, I told the people already at the barn that I would come back later and feed. I got to the barn and all of the horses were turned out, and there were only notes for some. For the horses without notes. I didn’t know who had and had not been fed. I contacted the people I hadn’t yet heard from (Brenda and Ann) to try to figure out what had been done. Brenda had no idea, and Ann said (and I quote), “No. idid notdobarn” and I naturally assumed she meant what she said.
A storm was coming in, and Ann’s horse was freaking out and running around his pasture, and Mickey always starts running if other horses are, which makes the other horses worse. I brought in Mickey so he wouldn’t make her horse run more and then brought in Bud (Ann’s horse) and waited until the storm had passed to turn them out again. I finished doing barn stuff as well as I could (since I didn’t know who ate) and wrote a note that said something like, “Please write a note telling me who has eaten if you turn out horses on my night to feed. I appreciate the help, but I didn’t know who had already eaten. Thanks, Taylor.”
Tonight I arrived at the barn and was greeted by this note: “Taylor, I have come at 8:30 on your co-op nights and my horse had not eaten sooo… Yes we feed and turnout and I see no point in leaving a note. Also please leave Bud in if thunderstorm is forecasted. Use weather bog on phone.”
This makes no sense because she herself told me she didn’t feed or do anything at the barn. I would also like to point out that I have never not done a single thing I’m responsible for at the barn. She and her daughter very frequently forget to feed horses and fill water troughs and turn out horses. Also, sometimes I can’t get to the barn until late because I have three other jobs and at some point I need to relax and eat. While I’m sometimes feeding later at night than other people would feed, I always complete all of my responsibilities and I always help others, including her and her daughter, whenever I’m able. Please note that this woman is more than twice my age.