First of all, let me just say Nnnngggggghhhhhhrrrrraaaaaaaarrrrrrggghhhhh!
Yes, that is how you spell it.
I am thousands of miles away from any of them, but they are still managing to a) embroil me in their tangled lives and b) cost me money I don’t have.
And then, of course, despite the fact that my youngest sister forged my signature on a document while I was on the other side of the planet, its all my fault, somehow… possibly because I’m the eldest?
You would not believe the staggering self-absorption and self-righteousness of siblings who are used to being looked after by their elders.
I move from the UK at short notice and leave my siblings with:
1. a whole house full of good quality furniture, bedlinen, crockery, cookware etc to the sister with no furniture, bedlinen, crockery or cookware
2. the lease on a hard-to-find rent-controlled centrally located flat on a quiet street with a garden and secure parking space to the sister who was living in a squalid hovel on the outskirts
3. a car (taxed, insured and MOT’d for another 6 months) to the brother whose wife is about to have a baby and so needs a second car which they can’t afford to buy
Admittedly I also left a house rabbit who needed a home but he is house-trained, neither barks nor meows in the middle of the night, will happily eat left over salads, fruit and veg, and cleans himself fanatically…
Said siblings have:
1. sold off at far less than they were worth three solid oak bookcases to pay debts
2. broke up with boyfriend (who already owed me 2 months rent) and abandoned flat without cleaning it, failing to notify landlord or hand in keys til two weeks later… so yours truly loses security deposit and is threatened with legal action over the last two months outstanding rent
3. allowed said car to sit idle for 7 months so that its battery ran flat and letting the tax, insurance and MOT run out.
I say again: nnnngggggggghhhhhaaaaaarrrrrggghhhhhhhh!