I genuinely doubt I’m the only one to say this… but I come from a family that loves to complain.
- If you ever make the mistake of telling them about something that has been constantly ailing you, you’re about to get an hour long lecture about how horrible their issues are.
You certainly won’t get any advice from them, but there’s no way that your troubles can begin to compare to how taxing their lives are. It does not matter if you’re talking because you lost your task or because your spouse decided to leave you – somehow it’ll be worse on their end no matter what. Recently, my father entirely could not stop calling me to tell me all about how horrendous the climate had been in his area. He was completely heated up about the outdoor heat plus humidity levels, plus he was releasing some of the warmth by venting directly at me. He kept telling me that the air conditioner appliance was running all the time but it wasn’t cooling down the dwelling. He insisted that he had never been so overheated plus uncomfortable in his whole life plus he was starting to freak out. He pretty much wanted to turn off the central cooling appliance, but he was scared that he would instantly feel overheated. Instead, he felt basically like a victim because now he was facing the reality of paying for his high energy bill after all of this sizzling weather plus A/C appliance usage. He easily rambled on plus on about his heat plus indoor cooling troubles, with no input on my part. I realized there was no point in reminding the man that A/C is extravagant plus his heat plus humidity was not good… but they didn’t entirely compare to my yearly experience living in Costa Rica without A/C for the past few years.