My aunt stopped by this morning, unannounced(this aunt).
Naturally, my first desire was to go upstairs at 8:30 when she showed up and casually remind her that she’s an asshole and there’s no need to be that mean and such a petty bitch. But, I’m trying to keep the peace in the family. I’m trying to not sink to a level that would add fuel to her tempestuous fire.
So, I decided to stay downstairs. I decided to stay away from her because I knew if I went near her, I was going to have to be nice to her. And I didn’t want to be nice to her. I don’t think she deserves my being nice to her. That may sound childish, but that’s how I feel.
Because she just lives to annoy people, she decided that she needed to come downstairs and speak to me about our last conversation.
According to her, my reaction to the discussion and subsequent hanging up on her only showcases to her even more how childish and immature I am and how if I keep up this attitude, I’m virtually never going to find success as an adult.
According to me a decent fucking human being doesn’t talk to anyone that way, let alone someone who is your family.
My response? “Thanks for your input. I’ll take it into consideration along with the fact that you know absolutely nothing about my life and have a propensity to treat people like shit. Once everything has been considered, I’ll be sure to not tell you the conclusion that I’ve reached because, as a reminder, just because you’re family does not mean that I have to talk to you. Have a nice day!”
Then I smiled and closed the door in her face.
Just because someone is your fucking family member does not mean that they have the right to treat you like shit. No one should be able to treat someone like that, regardless of relationship or lack of relationship. I’ll keep my peace and I’ll keep my thoughts to myself but god damn, if she shows up here unannounced again, I’m locking the door and hoping she just leaves.
I’m trying to not let this eat away at my entire day. But, as mentioned earlier in the week – once I get angry, it’s sometimes hard for me to come back down…