Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Keeping closed doors closed -- venting.
Let me try and make this as brief a rant as possible. I keep my horses at a private barn, so it's just my two horses and my friend's horse. We alternate feedings.
Now, my barn has the end doors to close up the aisle way, and the inside consists of three stalls on the right. These stalls open up to the aisle as well as the pasture. One stall is kept open to the outside is open at all times, the middle stall is our feed room, and the last is bedded with the top half of the outside door open.
I've been noticing that my friend has a habit of leaving the inside doors to the feed room and bedded stall open. Sometimes it's just not latched, sometimes it's wide open. I've mentioned her leaving them open, and she just said at least it wasn't the run-in stall, and didn't seem to pay any heed to what I was saying.
Well, one evening I came to feed, and the whole outside door to the feed room was open, with about a bale out in the pasture. At least it was her grass hay instead of my really rich alfalfa. And if that isn't enough, this morning, I pulled open the big barn doors and there are the ponies, wrecking havoc in my aisle way! There were some boxes of papers that the barn owner had left in the aisle strewn all over the place, a few piles of poo, a lot of dirt, and our grooming stuff everywhere. They also managed to snap my dressage whip.
My friend said she was SURE she closed that door, and I'm like, "Well, it was open and it wouldn't be the first time you've left a door open...." It just really frustrates me. She tried to blame it on someone else, but I'm like, "I'm pretty sure it was you..." It just really irritates me. I mean, how hard is it to open a door and close it behind you? If it's closed, there's probably a reason for it, right? I'm just glad it was as simple a fix as it was, because the could have gotten OUT out, or gotten into the feed room again if she left that door open too, and that would have gotten them into grain and my alfalfa hay. It just, UGH!
Does anyone else have any similar stories or frustrations? I'd like to hear about them, it will help take my mind off of mine. Ugh.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."