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#1 Old 08-03-2004, 02:02 PM
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This is a rant...My brother (37) and I (33) have become close over the past couple of years. So close in fact that when his fiancee left him, my dogs and I opened our tiny home to he and his dog for six months free of charge. When he and his ex were settling their jointly owned property equity, I co-signed on his loan so he could qualify on his own for the house and pay her out. All of this I gladly did, because he's my brother and was in a difficult situation, and was hurting. I've taken days off work to help him do plumbing repairs and hang a 12'x14' drywall ceiling because it caved in from the bathroom leak above. I have watched his dog so he could go out of town without the extra expense. I took him to Las Vegas for Christmas. A couple of months ago I asked him if he wanted to go with me to see the Dead shows that were within driving distance from our town. The answer was yes, so I bought the tickets (8) total ~ 4 shows, and booked hotel rooms for the 4 nights. I'm thinking "cool, our little summer get away/reunion". So the shows start this coming weekend (8/7-8 and 8/13-14) and for two weeks I've been calling to say "hey dude, if you're still going with me maybe we should talk, if not, let me know so I can try to sell the tix before I hit the road". He calls last night, after I called him 3 times yesterday and says "bad news, I'm not going" and offers a very lame excuse. I wanted to SCREAM. I've got $ tied up in tickets and hotel reservations set up. In all fairness, he's helped me out quite a bit in my life, don't get me wrong. I do things because he's my bro, and he's family. I don't expect anything from him but common courtesy. Am I being unreasonable?
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#2 Old 08-03-2004, 02:10 PM
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I would whoop him. Nuff said.
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#3 Old 08-03-2004, 02:11 PM
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No, you're not being unreasonable, but you can't force him to go. Is there another person you could ask?
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#4 Old 08-03-2004, 02:12 PM
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It's less about him going A47 than it is about being considerate of me. I can sell the tix on the road, no prob. and have some girlfriends I met on the road last year that I plan on catching up with. That is all.
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#5 Old 08-03-2004, 02:15 PM
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Yes, that was very inconsiderate of him and I would tell him so.
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#6 Old 08-03-2004, 09:07 PM
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yeah, pretty rude and he needs to be made aware of it. maybe that will keep him from being rude to you in the future. i hate quoting dr. phil, but we do teach people how to treat us.
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