You know what I'm talking about. That "one" family member who is discussed in whispered tones in dark corners of different family member's homes
during every major holiday event? You know. If you don't know that "ONE" family member.... You're it.
The more I look around, the more I believe that we all have this is common. Whether it is a cruel joke of fate or if it's just in the numbers nobody
knows. But we all know the signs.
Do you recognize any of these traits in a member of your own family?
They show up drunk to any and all events. This includes, but is not limited to... christenings, Groundhog Day, funerals, Thanksgiving dinners, family
reunions, graduations, and Secretary's Day.
They only call you when they need money, a ride somewhere, a babysitter, a kidney, bail, a job reference, to brag about a new purchase, or your pain
medicine (yes, really).
They get a little to touchy feely with everybody with or without brain altering chemicals. They slide in on the move like a pro sliding into home
base. You are always watching out for it... but they sneak up on you EVERY time. Maybe it's a hug that lasts just a little too long. Maybe it's a
wayward elbow to the breast as they are dipping out the potato salad at Granny Knitabit's 92 birthday party. They always seem to have creepy, clammy
hands to boot. Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about.
They live their life in such a way that when someone asks you if you are related you instinctively ask why and base your reply off of that reason.
They seem to get by in life by doing absolutely nothing. The chips always seem to fall in their favor regardless of the life decisions they make.
They never grew up and never take responsibility for anything. They seem to have quit mentally maturing at a stage where their brain is like that of a
14 year old boy raised by wolves.
Drama follows in their wake and it usually sucks you into it no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
I could go on and on. Recent life events have led to this rant because sometimes you just get tired of dealing with people like this. If they weren't
family you would never associate with them. The familial bond leads you to tolerate more from these people than you would give anyone else that walked
on the face of the earth.
I have an older brother that behaves like a much younger brother and it just gets old sometimes. At 40 I have pretty much accepted the fact that he
won't grow up. It's like Pee-Wee's Playhouse runs in his brain 24 hours a day.
Ah well. I know I am not alone. Thanks for listening to my "sort of" rant. Share your horror story... I know I am not the only one.
ETA - That all of these do not apply to my brother or situation. I should have clarified that he wasn't trying to grope his sister at every turn.
As I said below, these are just a few other examples of what I've heard other people dealing with. My experience runs to the "dealing with a
drunk" side more than anything.
edit on 10/23/2013 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)