Your Company's Company

Recently, I've learned an extremely valuable lesson about the people that you can meet and the baggage that they can bring. Sometimes, when you trust someone with the care of your loved ones, sometimes they take advantage of that trust and use it against you.

Sometimes, you can try your best to be a nice, kind and generous person. But, that doesn't always make people want to return the favor. No. Sometimes, it's quite the contrary. I am a person, that likes to be generous. I'll give, even if I don't have it. I will try my best to scratch, claw and save. If it means that it will put a smile of someone's face. But, often times, I am taken aback, when those people show their true colors. Then, I may ask myself questions like, "Why didn't I see that before?" or "Why did I waste my time?" 

Sometimes, these questions are too hard to answer right away. But, it doesn't mean that they won't get answered. 

This week, I encountered some awkward situations and it threw me off my game. Usually when it comes to taking care of my Grandmother, I can be pretty much on point. I know what to do for her, how to do it and what needs to be done at what time. But, whenever you add other people to the mix, it can get a little tricky. 

Mom and I are Granny's primary and only caregivers. We desperately needed help and it was getting expensive to care for her. So, when we started working with agencies, we started getting more help. Although, it took a while to get use to things and Granny was always being in the hospital. For days and days on end. So, now we've got some more help and things have become a lot easier. But, you know sometimes, people forget that they are coming to a house and they can get a little too comfortable. 

No. Not in the way of disrespecting your things or anything like that. But, baggage can follow them and then, things can get uncomfortable. I think that no matter where you work, you are to remain professional at all times. So constant texting and talking on the phone, isn't right. But when people that you are associated with starts following you to that person's house and rides by frequently, in search of you, that's when we've got a problem. 

I understand that nobody's perfect. I'm not looking for perfection. I am looking for professionalism. I am looking for a person that understands the importance of the job. I am extremly protective of my Grandmother and Mom. So, when people are supposed to do something for them I would like to see them come through on that. 

Times now, are too dangerous to let people play Cat and Mouse with you, at somebody else's house. People now, are not taking any chances with people. If you know for a fact that this person works with this family and you've never been to their house, why are you popping up out of the blue, in the nighttime? It makes no sense. Anyway, this past week as just made me nervous and aggravated at the same time. I have been off my game.

But, it's time to get back. It's time to get back to the nitty gritty and do what I am supposed to do. I know for a fact that we all make mistakes. But, I don't want people that I don't know, coming to my house late at night, looking for someone. Especially somebody, that has only been working with us, for a short time. 

To me, it's unsafe. Maybe I am overreacting. But, I seriously don't think so. 

What do you think? Would you feel comfortable with a person that you don't know, coming to your house back to back and then riding by repeatedly? Would you feel comfortable with that?  Please let me know, what you think.

For as one of my favorties songs called "I Can" by Nas says, "Watch the company you keep and the crowd you bring. Because they came to do drugs and you came to sing!"  It's a truly powerful song, encouraging young people to dream big, learn more and to watch the people that they associate with. Not everybody is meant to travel the road to success. Hard to say, but True. I've had to learn this lesson, the hard way.  

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