Johnben or JB.
By Johnben or JB. Latest Reply 2010-12-07 07:54:01 -0600
Started 2010-09-27 17:32:59 -0500

This pest is pestering me!Posted by Johnben. on September 15, 2010 at 11:37am in How do I get rid of this PEST?

No, this is not about bugs, ants (they are bugs I believe.) mice or rats but I must say I much prefer the company of a rat over Miss Jones. This is not her real name but it will have to do!

What about Miss Jones? Well she is a member of our bridgeclub and… here it comes folks, she likes to improve on my health. Let me say that she wants to make me perfectly healthy! Yes, how about that? Who could possibly object to that? I DO!

When she sees me coming in her eyes light up and she gets ready for the attack questions. Things like did you check your blood sugar before you came down? You play bad if you don't you know! Heck, I can play badly without testing my blood sugar. No, she is never my partner, thank God I'm not a single because she would soon drive me up the wall with her interest, Johanna is my partner in more than one way!. At coffee break she is right behind me watching what I put in my coffee.

The access to the cookies is blocked by her rather large behind. Let's say, she means well but goes about it driving me up and over the wall.

Yeah! At one time I gave her a webside to educate her self about diabetes. She became very upset about that because as she said she will never turn into a machine like those using a computer! No. she says, she knows all about diabetes because her sister who lives in the East, tells her about not using sugar in her tea, something that surely will give you diabetes. With other words, anyone having the misfortune telling her they have diabetes,will forever damn themselves for telling her! Anyone putting sugar in their tea, has had it…

You know in a club, you are supposed to be friendly like I'm the friendliness myself, so to pick a fight with her is out of the question, she offered to come to my home to tell me about her sister who has diabetes… I said, I don't like talking about it because doing so will surely raise my blood sugar!

I asked Johanna to make poisenous cookies to give her, but she refused.

In short friends, who is going to rid me of this pest? You Brutus?

JB, that's me!

11 replies

rock_fan12 2010-12-07 07:54:01 -0600 Report

tell her you got bit by the diabetic bug better yet reverse the roles hound her on everything she does eating cookies putting sugar in her tea etc. tell her at least your diabetes is under control and it sounds like she needs to worry about herself good luck steven

Antique-Dave 2010-10-01 14:10:37 -0500 Report

you are all much too nice, tell her you caught diabetes when a diabetic drank out of your glass, and then later in the evening come up and tell her OMG I'm so sorry that's my glass you're drinking out of!

Guardianstone 2010-09-28 00:04:29 -0500 Report

Pests like that can't be killed with poison, so don't try. If you must talk to her politely ask her if she would like to have the same type of attention. "oh my are you really going to use cafene, sweetener, eat that, not exercise, walk in heals, use make-up, etc.????? Ms Jones may back off. You can tell her you don't need another mother. If not tell her in no uncertain terms to BACK OFF PEST!! You are putting my health at risk!!!!
Sometimes it takes a 2X4 to make a point.
Good luck, is there anyone in charge that might run interfearance for you? She is being disruptive, and making life miserable. Life is too short to be miserable.
Guardian stone

GabbyPA 2010-09-27 20:24:25 -0500 Report

I see why Richard said you would bless us with your sense of humor. LOL Yes, the diabetes police are everywhere and while their badges are made of good intentions, they are as appealing as a parking ticket 5 seconds after the meter runs out.

RAYT721 2010-09-27 19:55:18 -0500 Report

JB… there's one in every crowd. It's hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person so sometimes the best defense is to just smile and thank them for their concern. With most pests once the food (or talk) supply dries up they will move to more challenging territory so maybe you should switch every diabetes discussion to that of hemorrhoids. Give the expert in everything a chance to share the fact and fiction about pains in the butt since being a pain in the butt is a specialty of hers. It's amazing, isn't it, that we got to be our age without the infinite wisdom bestowed upon these "pests?" … Best advice? Introduce her to another member (perhaps someone you dislike) and let her go to town on his or her opinions, abilities, disabilities, or eating habits. If all else fails, ask politely, "if I throw a stick… will you fetch?"

CaliKo 2010-09-27 17:42:46 -0500 Report

Thanks, you made me laugh. Might not have been your intention, but I think we've all had a Miss Jones in our life… "Here, have some juice punch, its ALL NATURAL!" OK, maybe that one was trying to kill me, but honestly, I'll give it some thought overnight.