Going to go on a bit of a rant here:
So, I just got back from grocery shopping. When I pulled into my apartment complex and tried to turn off the car, the key would not come out of the ignition. I literally tried everything I could think of to get it out, but it just would not move. It’s too late to actually get someone to come and fix it, so I was going to just try and unplug the battery so that my car would not get stolen during the night (I live in a neighborhood notorious for car thefts). Unfortunately, I do not have the tools to do this myself. Now here is where it gets really irritating. My uncle is not currently on great terms with the family, but I thought things were getting better. He lives about 5 minutes away from me, while my parents live about 2 hours away. When my mother called to ask him to come and help me, he flat-out refused because I was “rude” and did not deserve it. I have only ever been “rude” to him by ignoring his phone calls. The reason I did this (and the reason he is currently not happy with the family) is because he claims that his parents (which are my adopted parents) were terrible to him and the reason why his life sucks. My parents are wonderful, hard-working people. The reason he has not lived up to his full potential is because he is lazy and prefers to blame others for his own mistakes. My mother has cried countless nights over this. When she called him on his birthday, I thought we were making progress, though he never has apologized for the horrible things he has said to all of us. He actually refused to go to my high school graduation because “it just wasn’t that important to him,” even though my birth was the reason he decided he wanted to have his own child. Now, I need help for this one thing, and he won’t take the time to come over. Because of this, my 72-year-old father is driving for two hours at night and in the rain to come help me fix my car. I could not be more frustrated or angry at my uncle than I am at this moment. I feel so absolutely helpless.