I love my family; I really do. Generally speaking, everyone gets along with eachother; people don’t bicker, and problems tend not to surface very often. However, sometimes things happen that just really piss me off.
Today was one of those occurances
I was in the car with my mother and my aunt going to a cousin’s house for a little meet and greet social thing. On Monday of this week, I graduated from college. While in the car today, my aunt decided to let me know that, because I didn’t send out formal announcements that I was graduating, I wouldn’t recieve any money from the vast majority of my extended family when I see them on Christmas Eve/Day.
They wanted the announcement in the mail so much that they flat refuse to give me money all of a week later.
I don’t know what to say to that. I wanted to yell, but I was just a little bit shocked that my family could be so shallow dealing with something they’re so proud of me for accomplishing.
They knew I was graduating nearly a month in advance when I announced it personally on Thanksgiving Day to the whole family.
And I do know better than to believe my aunt. I highly doubt that, when I’m standing right there in front of them, they would refuse to give monetary or physical gifts.
Personally, I don’t care about the money; I have plenty of it from this year’s lawn season. What I have an issue with is how mean-spirited my aunt was about it. That’s like parents telling the five year old he won’t get to open his gifts at Christmas because he forgot to clean his room.