Strawberry Cheesecake and a Meltdown

Have you ever had one of those moments? When normally you would be able to let something slide off of your shoulders like water off of a duck’s back? When if you weren’t already a little bit emotional, and slightly stressed about a family member’s health, and frustrated with a difficult financial situation, you would be able to just let somebody else’s grumpiness pass you by? But instead you turn into a blubbering baby because this just happened to be the straw that broke the camel’s back? Today I had an orthodontist appointment, to get part of my braces removed (the remainder of them to be removed in a couple of weeks). I showed up on time only to walk in and after a very nasty look, begin to be lectured about how late I was, like I was a naughty kid being told off at school. Needless to say, I was a little flustered, but remained calm enough to tell the receptionist that my appointment card said 3:45, not 3:15. Of course I was turned away at the door with a new appointment, and I held it together until I got to the car. As soon as I saw Hubby I burst into tears and started blubbering like a fool. Again, on a normal day, this wouldn’t have bothered me too much. I think it was the shock of someone who is usually so nice, who I have seen consistently over the last 2 1/2 years, suddenly be so rude to me. Obviously later, I felt a bit ridiculous, and I’m not really looking forward to seeing her again on Thursday. I’m going to chalk it up to the fact that she must have had a bad day and just taken it out on me. Oh well, I’ll get over it, and this strawberry cheesecake certainly did end the day on a high note. This is from Jamie’s Food Revolution, though I used strawberries instead of raspberries as that is what I had in the freezer. I just keep loving this book more, and I have not hit a recipe yet, that we didn’t love. A couple of things I liked about this recipe, one that it was a no bake cheesecake, so it was relatively easy to put together, and didn’t require the use of the oven (great for the kids). Another was that it was lighter than most cheesecakes, not fat wise, just density wise. Also, it had oatmeal in the crust, which was a really nice addition.

food • Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Strawberry Cheesecake and a Meltdown”

  1. Petit Filoux says:

    Oh no!! She shouldn’t have taken it out on you, however a bad day she was having, that’s just out of order! That cheesecake looks lush, I’m not surprised it cheered you up!!

  2. French Knots says:

    How rude! Part of her job is to be professional regardless of how she’s feeling.
    Cheesecake looks delish!

  3. Mousy Brown says:

    I think I would have been blubbering too under those circumstances – how disappointing for you as well! Good luck on thursday – maybe she will feel bad and apologise to you? The cheesecake does look yummy – I really must have a look at that book – each time you say about it I mean to but something always distracts me – this time I am determined! 😀

  4. Anna, Sydney says:

    Oh no! How unprofessional of her to treat you that way! Even if you HAD been late, that’s not a way of treating a customer. Maybe she did have a bad day but stress shows true character, me thinks. It’s a reflection of her, not you, sweet thing, so you have another piece of cake, and a bit more of a blubber if you think you need it. 😉 You’ve had a tough couple of weeks looking after everyone else, and now you’re worried too on top of everything else. There there. [hugs] Hope it all sorts itself out. xo

  5. I’m sending you a hug!
    Maybe you should have burst into tears infront of her! How bad would she have felt then eh!
    There is no way she should have spoken to you like that, even if it was your fault and she couldn’t have fitted your appointment in. Mind you, if she was feeling that way out, it’s probably lucky for you that she wasn’t fiddling around in your mouth. She might have been a bit rough! OUCH!

  6. Lisha says:

    You’re not alone, I too have many blubbering moments when it’s the last straw. My last one being when I dropped the yoghurt out of the fridge, big mess and lots of tears. Hopefully your next visit will prove a little more cheerful for you and the cranky lady.

    I’m a big fan of Jamie Oliver’s too!! My favourite is ‘Jamie at Home’, I love how he combines the growing of the veggies with the cooking. Your cheese cake looks fantastic.


  7. cathleen says:

    Sorry, Jennifer, you had a bad time with the very rude receptionist. I worked as a receptionist for 20 years in doctors’ and dentists’ offices and all I can say is…maybe she just had a phone call from someone who called her a few obscene names. I had that happen to me many times and it hurt me and put me in bad mood. ( a few times I burst into tears). Not to say what she did was right, dear Jennifer, but maybe something was wrong with her. Going anywhere like that makes one feel so vulnerable anyway. And my recent experience with going to the doctor’s office for my hand had me dealing with some very unpleasant receptionist too. Anyway…..that cheesecake looks so delicious. I would LOVE to have a big slice of that right now! Hugs to you, Jennifer!

  8. Emily says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry you were treated so badly. I would have reacted the same as you – hubby would have gotten a tearful rehash.
    That cheesecake looks delish!

  9. AG Ambroult says:

    so frustrating. I would have done the same thing. Except, I may not have mad it to the car before I started crying. I’m going to check out that book!

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