freeloading lazy sister
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|Mon, 06-09-2003 - 1:26am|
I don't nag her about it but when I've asked her nicely to clean up after herself, she says "So what? It's not going anywhere" or "Clean it yourself".Sometimes, she tries to blow it out of proportion and starts screaming abuse, slamming doors and stomping around.She's even told me once "This is MY house and I do whatever I like here!" Which is strange considering the house is owned by our parents and was originally purchased as an investment, not for her.
Then she calls her best friend and tells her how badly I treat her. Her best friend is just like her. When she's at our house and she goes outside the front door to smoke, she leaves butts and ashtrays all over the entrance. And if she throws something in the bin and it misses, she won't pick it up. I've spoken to my sister about this privately, asking her to tell her friend not to do that, but my sister flies into a rage and tries to make the issue into "You hate her and you're looking for excuses not to have her in my house".
My sister's always talking about how she has no money, but she receives unemployment payments and doesn't want to look for a job. As far as I'm concerned, if she can afford to go shopping and clubbing and have a mobile phone, she can afford to chip in for groceries.
I'm not going to subsidise her "lifestyle".
My parents are aware of her behaviour and have told her off a few times but she isn't going to change. I think she's resentful that she couldn't have the house to herself, but she knew from the start she had to share it with me. If you're wondering why I don't move out, it's because I don't have enough money yet. Does anyone have suggestions as to how to make her pull her own weight in the meantime?