Am I turning into an ungrateful old person?
We had a foot or so of snow last night. This morning I had someone I've never seen before shovel my driveway. He rang the bell and told me who he was after he had finished. I started clearing the driveway this morning and was planning to put in two more sessions. I like the exercise and the satisfaction of getting the job complete. It just takes me a while because I'm a little old lady.
I was insulted that he did that work for me. I didn't know what to say or do. Was I supposed to give him money? What did he want?
Then he told me he was a Christian and he invited me to his Presbyterian church a few blocks away. No, no, no. Most Christians scare me because they are so aggessive, but the Presbyterians really scare me. They preach about Hell and how you have to do good works to maybe get into Heaven if you're lucky. That is counter to everything I believe about living and dying.
I hate to think I am turning into an ungrateful old person. I know we have discussed our ungrateful parents on this site often. Am I feeling like an elderly person who gets unasked for help? I feel insulted that someone would think I can't take care of myself and they need to do my work for me.
I found enough generosity in my heart to thank the man with the snow shovel. But I am fuming and feel dissed.
Help me out here fellow caregivers. How should I process this situation. I need an attitude adjustment and can't seem to do it for myself.
BTW I had plans with family today (including my 91 year old mother) but we had to postpone until tomorrow when the roads are safe. I'm not sitting here feeling sorry for myself on Christmas. I was fine until this do-good guy came along and stuck his nose in my business, now I'm angry.
I hope he got his brownie points with God so he can get into Heaven.