I am currently spending a few days at the cottage for the first time this year, but right now I’m very annoyed. My mother was just on the phone with my sister and had asked her if she wanted to talk to me. Since I get along with my sister about as well as I get along with a viper snake, I said in the background: “No Mom!” At that, my mother immediately decided to respond to my sister by saying that I wasn’t in the mood to talk to her. This was and is true, but I knew that this would immediately lead to yet another heated discussion of why I don’t get along with my sister. My mother just refuses to accept this as she has always been very close to all of her sisters and continues to be.
Anyway, sure enough, I was right. Immediately after hanging up the phone my mother started in. She got as far as…”You know, you hurt your sister’s feelings when…. before I stopped her with “I really could care less.” This was the polite version of what I was really thinking which was: “I really could give two shits.” Mom was going to belabor the point, but I was quick on the draw, telling her: “This is how things are! Deal!”. Needless to say, I’m not very happy at the moment.