Today I said some things to my aunt that should have been said years ago. This whole thing started when she texted me a few days ago, and asked if my dad had told me about the Christmas get together she and another aunt were planning someplace. I answered no because my dad and I don’t speak like that anymore.

She asked me if I was interested in attending. I told her no. She asked why? I made up a lie about wanting to work overtime for my job during Christmas season.

I thought that was the end of it.

Well, this morning she texted me again and once again she got the same lie/excuse…

Aunt 1

She just couldn’t leave well enough alone. You can tell from my reply to her that I was growing irritated…

Aunt 2

She continued on…

Aunt 3

Continued…And finally I started giving it to her straight no chaser…

Aunt 4

I guess that must have thrown her because she started coping pleas…

Aunt 5

Continued…And finally I decided to give it to her with both barrels…

Aunt 6

Continued…

Aunt 7

Continued…

Aunt 8

Continued…

Aunt 9

I think she got the point after this final message because she didn’t text me again. I really don’t regret anything I said because it’s the truth. I don’t want to spend the holiday with a group of motherfuckers I really can’t stand and I don’t want to sit around pretending like I do. The reality is Grandma was the glue that kept us all together. Now that she’s dead I really don’t have much patience or time for my extended family.

Cold?

Maybe….but it’s the truth. People don’t forget how they were treated and by whom. People don’t forget how someone has wronged them or hurt them. And since I don’t believe in that turning the other cheek/forgive and forget stuff I really don’t have an issue telling my family to kiss both sides of my ass.