I Want To Slap Her

My Nan (that is my grandmother and she is the greatest Nan in the freaking world) is in the hospital. Thank God it is nothing serious and she should come home either tomorrow or the day after. Everyone who knows Nan loves her. She is like Sophia from The Golden Girls except nicer. She is a spitfire who is also perverted. One time when I was visiting her and my mom (my mom lives with her and takes care of her), Nan was watching Grey’s Anatomy. Here is the conversation that transpired:

Nan: Sex! Sex! Sex! That’s all they ever show on here!
Me: Well, why don’t you turn the channel?
Nan: Cause I like it!

Anyway, one of my cousins (who is a poser) feels the need to post on her facebook status about Nan’s health even though Nan specifically does not want people to know why she was in the hospital. This is not the first time my cousin has done this but this time she makes up a lie and tells everyone that Nan is in the hospital for renal failure. I was stunned when I read that last night on facebook. My Nan does not have renal failure and what she is in the hospital for is not life threatening. The reason she posted the lies is that she wants people to feel sorry for her. She is also a known liar who acts as if she takes care of my Nan when in fact she visits her maybe half-a-dozen times a year. She does nothing for Nan but buys her a birthday or present. She does not spend time with my Nan at all. My cousin is more annoying than those commercials for Mesothelioma lawsuits. The thing that upsets me the most is that she is pretty much taking credit for what my Mom does every day without thanks or praise. One of my biggest pet peeves is people taking credit for other people’s work. And this is what my cousin is doing. I truly believe she does not care about my Nan and only wants praise. She also acts as if she is supermom on facebook when her own kids know that neither her or their dad want them. It is crazy. She even went as far as taking one of my pictures that I took of her niece and placing it on her facebook profile. When people commented on how good the photo was she simply said “thank you” and “I would do it professionally if I could” instead of admitting that SHE DID NOT TAKE THE PHOTO! After that little incident, I refused to help her when she asked me how I did this or that on photoshop. Urg! She makes my blood boil! OK, my rant is done. Thanks to all who read this whole post.


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    September 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Back when my mom was in hospital, it was requested by her family that nothing would be told to outsiders about what was wrong with her. It’s still a secret, five years after her death. I had a similar experience back then with someone who wasn’t even close to the family. Related, sure, but we basically never spoke to each other and she had told everyone my mom had terminal cancer.

    While my mom did have a terminal illness (this information wasn’t told to people, so her dying came as a surprise to everyone), she did NOT have cancer and you know, some people will do EVERYTHING they can to get attention. And what better way than to beg for pity using a sick person, a family member nonetheless, to get that attention?

    But, in any case, if I may be direct — your dear cousin sounds like a pathological liar and a sociopath. >_<'

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    September 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Well it’s good to hear that your Nan will be out of the hospital soon. Hospitals are always scary. Anyway, your cousin sounds terrible! It seems to me like she is only concerned about herself and doesn’t really care about how your Nan is feeling. That totally sucks. She is too into herself. Ugh. Sorry 🙁

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    September 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    It seems that every family has one of those annoying people! I know I have a couple in my own family that act immature like that. I am glad that your Nan isn’t going through anything serious and that she will be able to leave the hospital soon.

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    September 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I’m fairly certain that you find people like your cousin in every family. People who do that are so frustrating and annoying, and I’m sorry that you have to deal with someone like that.

    Your Nan sounds awesome, btw. 🙂

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    September 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I feel your pain, I have family members like that as well. For the most part I can’t stand most of my dads family, which is sad because you’re supposed to really like your family, but I just can’t relate to any of them really and they all act like their better than the next person in the family and it’s just ridiculous, most of them are stupid and can’t spell or use proper grammar.

    I’d say something to your cousin about the picture, honestly if it were me in your shoes. I’d comment on the phone and be like “thanks, I took that.”

    My dad told me a story similar to your grandma’s and Grey’s Anatomy, apparently she was watching some show once and was complaining about what they were doing and dad suggested that she change it and she said no, that she likes the show as well. Old people can be really amusing, I often wonder what I’ll be like when I’m old.

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