"I am not your waitress!!!"

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Sounds like a scene from a dramatic movie taking a stand against feminism. But no it was my mom asking me, "how long does it take to get a bowl?!" With every bit tone her voice, and the looks of audacity to be waiting so long. I mean I had already served her a salad on a salad plate, but for some odd reason... The salad needed to be reassembled in a bowl to be eaten. Never mind the fact that I had just gotten off work and was coming down with a cold fast. Oh and never mind the other fact: that the only reason why she was waiting, was because I was in the bathroom. Oh and it wasn't number one, it was both! So yes, that may have taken quite a bit of time to wait for a bowl... And for that I am sorry, I will try to speed up my bowels for you next time I'm on the pot.

Hahahaha! That rant felt good :)
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I think you are actually wanting a "hear, hear." But yeah, mom seems to have forgotten you are a real human being with your own needs. You'd think she'd recognize the need to have a bowel movement in peace and at leisure...I mean what caregiver doesn't treasure the little respite and privacy of a bathroom break? But, you'd apparently be wrong.

I'd recommend practicing saying "rheum sore-bees" (that's "room service" with a phony accent) and trying to get a laugh out of her if she's still got a sense of humor at all. or maybe threaten to buy her a gong like the Addams family and answer "YOU RANG?" like Lurch if you can imitate the deep voice.
Your profile doesn't indicate what your mother's impairments are.

My mother (dementia) no longer has any sense of time. "I thought you were going to bring me tea!?" "Yes, Mother, the water has to boil first. It will be just a few more minutes." She really couldn't tell whether a half an hour had gone by or 30 seconds. Knowing that didn't enable me to get the water boiling faster, but it helped me not be so impatient with her impatience.

I'm glad the rant felt good! Come back anytime and rant some more.
I am sitting here laughing! Last week after helping my dad put his shoes on i asked if he wanted a fried egg sandwich for breakfast which he loves. He said yes I went downstairs ahead of him and started cooking. I asked him to sit at the table instead of going to his chair in the family room. Had the table set, cup of coffee ready, egg cooked, newspaper on the table and was waiting for the toaster to pop. He sits down and about 2 mins. later says why did you make me sit here if my food i dnt ready? My response was, waitress not quick enough for you today?
I am rather new to the forum. Ran across this thread and could not help bit nod my head. I would probably make a horrible waitress I suppose. If he ask me for a little bit, I give him a little bit...then he says, "more than that". I find it sounds like orders rather than requests too. My husband says it is just the different from his Jersey lingo to my Louisiana lingo.
You're preaching to the choir sister. You did not elaborate as to how incapacitated, if at all, your mother is. If she is not and has no broken legs or arms remind her where whatever object she is craving are located and get it herself, it is the maids day off. Keep her as independent and mobile as possible for as long as possible, it is good for her. Once you start waiting on her hand and foot she will expect it. It used to work with my mother until she got to that point where her mobility decreased substantially. She can't do everything but she can still do small somethings, fold clothes, put her clothes away, etc. Now keeping her awake is a chore. You can still love and respect her without bowing down. Keep the line drawn for your own sanity.
This reminds me of when the kids were small. The fastest way to get their attention was to close the bathroom door. Little voices would pitifully chirp "MOM? MMMOMMM?" within 30 seconds. Now it is just the dog whimpering in the hallway "OOOOWWWOOOOH!" and scratching the door.

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