Sent in by a loyal reader:
After a terribly long day at work last week, I came home for dinner and time with my family. Helped my son study for a spelling test, read to all of my kids for a bit, and then I finally sat down at 10 pm to speed through my favorite show while my wife finished up in the kitchen.
For some reason, she decided to check our home phone messages - something we don't do on a regular basis because, well, we just don't.
The last three calls were from a client - a client sitting outside of my clinic, wondering why nobody is there to let her in to get her dogs. Did I mention she FORGOT to pick them up by closing time? We closed at 7 and she FORGOT to get them.
The first message from her was at 7:30 pm. Did I mention we close at 7 pm?
So I called her at 10 pm and informed her that it was her responsibility to show up on time, before we close, and that no, I would not be meeting her at the clinic right then for her to get her dogs - the dogs she FORGOT at my clinic. She was angry and amazed that no one simply waited for her to show up. But I didn't give in.
People seriously know NO boundaries.
(Thanks for the entry! And No, people seriously do not know what "boundary" even means!)