Today I did get an email from one of my cousins. Well actually it was an email to Cindy and somehow my name made it on the cc line. It was from my cousin Ron and the one line that caught my attention is "please dont tell Gary about this. No one wants him here."
I called Ron and asked him what the hell his problem was. He said it wasnt him(of course) but his older sister who was paying for everything. I didnt know there was a problem between me and her but Ron said she made it clear I was persona non grata there. Of course since shes paying for everything(food, drink, and the venue) no one is questioning her decision to exclude me. I pressed Ron further and he said his sister said I was "creepy" and a "social embarrasment". I mentioned before I have Aspergers.
Cindy was livid and called Rons sister and told her the only thing creepy in the family was her face without makeup Then the truth came out: Im a former drug abuser and heavy drinker and my dear cousin is afraid im gonna show up and steal from everyone to buy drugs and that I will get drunk and start fights
For crying out loud my drug of choice was pot and even my straight laced law enforcement officer sister Cindy took more than a few tokes as a teenager. Long story short: Cindy told Ron to go fuck himself. She then called his sister again and left her a voice mail telling her exactly how she felt.
Lisa, the girl im seeing, tried to console me saying family rifts are very common and that she has a shaky relationship with her father and brother and her and her mom havent communicated in 15 years. At least had a good relationship with my parents(for the most part anyway).
My boss, who is only 23, said she hasnt spoken to her parents or older siblings since she was 16. I didnt ask her to elaborate.
And all my friends and co workers shared their family horror stories with me lol.
This post has been edited by GaryM: Tue Jun 29, 2010 08:57 PM