Fuming isn’t the word…
Today, I am absolutely fuming about a so called family member.
An individual who cares nothing about the fact that other family members are hospitalized.
I’m not going into names or into any great details but this is the scenario…
I agreed with this certain family member, a price for an item that he was selling that was to be given to my daughter to use, the payment was made up of her pocket money and a contribution from us for the said item.
That to one side, recently and still current, two other family members are in hospital, one who has just undergone a major operation and the other who is actually related to the “money caring individual”.
Due to what we thought were obvious and mitigating circumstances we were late for a payment, not because we couldn’t pay, but because with all the stresses of family life and upping and downing to two different hospitals, we just plain forgot.
Now firstly, the payment is only 3 days late, 3 FUCKING DAYS!
Having had a number of unsuccessful talks with this individual, it was apparent he didn’t have the common, adult like courtesy to listen. I tried to apologize and tried to explain that in hindsight we should have contacted him to explain, but again with everything going off, rather stupidly we thought the individual would have understood and shown some compassion given the circumstances.
But no, this person showed none, to his own family member nor mine. He was solely concerned with the £10 installment and failed to understand that there are more important things in life and that things can change unexpectedly which can disrupt everyday life and plans.
Perhaps no-one within the family will read this, but quite frankly I don’t care.
His actions were uncalled for, disrespectful and upsetting. He is being nothing more than a geriatric baby, who, when he doesn’t get his own way, does not give any opportunity for a rational adult discussion that I would have expected from someone of advanced years.
What really frustrates and upsets the most, is the fact, a couple of weeks previous, I saved him from making a mistake that would have cost him anything upward of £150 and in addition, at the drop of a hat, I stopped everything to go to his and sort out some issues he had with his TV.
So to this person, money is more important than family, well understand this, his past isn’t as squeaky clean as he would have everyone think when it comes to FAMILY.
Now I’ve got the money I’d paid and hes got his precious item back with a big “FUCK YOU!”, never again will I speak or otherwise engage with this money grabbing, self-centered individual.
The only thing we did wrong was down to a genuine issue which we tried to resolve, and anyone with an ounce of common sense and decency would have understood this given the circumstances surrounding the problem.
I just hope he sees sense before he ends up distancing himself from other family members and becoming more of a miser.
As for now, I just hope the cash keeps you warm when you’re alone!