ARGKH! Wouldn't you get annoyed?

@rg0205 (2638)
Hong Kong
September 12, 2009 9:23am CST
So, it's been 7 years since my family and I have been together in one place because of conflicting schedules, mostly work related. We're now staying in my parents' home (the family home) for a couple of weeks together, just to catch up and it's like a mini reunion. It's nice to be together under one roof but then, there are some things that just annoy me. One to be most specific is my older brother. He has the habit of doing things like, he doesn't put things back in their proper place, for the most part. Then, he finishes ALL the cold drinking water and doesn't refill, he does the same for the ice, as well. He eats/drinks and doesn't clean up after himself. In other words, he leaves a big mess behind and I am always the one who ends up cleaning it because it looks very unsightly. I tried leaving everything alone so he'd pick things up - he did, like only hours later. I'm trying to enjoy myself but then I feel annoyed. In addition to that, he forgot his laptop so he used mine. Then it got infected with a virus and I just had to clean it out because he didn't want to use the desktop here. He says it's too slow. Would those things annoy you? I'm not saying anything just to maintain the "harmony" but there have been days where I feel like wrapping my hands around his neck and squeezing the life out of him.
1 response
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
17 Nov 09
Oh RG ! Don't squeeze the life out of him , please. After all, he is your brother. That is the real value of living together. Yes, I can understand. Each one can have different habits, likes, and dislikes. We just have to understand and tolerate. You may want to discuss with him how ro improve on the "annoying" habits, and continue living together happily ! Have a nice day !
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
18 Nov 09
It was only for vacation anyway so we don't live together, thankfully. Otherwise, I'd be in a foul mood most of the time. He's not changed since we were kids. My parents would have a word or two with him but nothing works. I'm younger than he is so I don't feel like it is in my place to tell him what to do. Thanks for the comment and happy mylotting.