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post #1 of 14
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This is a little long..

So last night, my mom made a bunch of stuff for dinner.. steak, potatoes, rolls, corn, and other stuff. I decided that since I didn't like potatoes, and since there was still half a package of chicken rice in the pantry, that I'd make the last of the rice to go with my food. Well.. my 13 year old stepbrother was over.. unfortunately.. and he came in the house when we were finishing getting everything ready. He got his plate and saw the rice pot, and was like, "Someone let me know when the rice is done," and went and sat down. I got my plate, and after I was done, I went to get the rice. There was only a little (since I made the last of it for myself), and once he sees me sit down, he runs to the kitchen and tries to get some rice. He noticed that it was gone and sat down without saying anything, and I was like, "Good, he's not going to be annoying and whine about it." Boy was I wong.. after we were pretty much finished eating, he was like, "Hey Holly, do me a favor next time and don't take all the rice" in a smart*** voice. I was so mad, so I turned around and said, "Umm, excuse me, but I made it, I made it for myself, and there was only a little less than half of a package!" So then he decides to whine more.. he's like, "I wanted rice but Holly only made enough for herself!" and I got even more annoyed and was like, "Geez, complain a little more!" After he finished eating, he goes in the kitchen and brings it up yet again! He's like, "Deann, will you make the rice next time? Because she only wants to make enough for herself!" and mom was getting irritated too, so she was like, "She just told you she made all that was left in the package! If it's that big of a deal, I'll make you your own right now!" and his dad was like, "or better.. you could make it yourself and stop whining about it!" He finally gave up and was like, "I'll just wait until next time.." I mean, seriously! It was freaking rice.. and we had plenty of food.

So.. do you have people around you that complain about the stupidest little things? (I'll surprised if any of you made it this far without skipping to the end.. )
post #2 of 14
sounds like a typical teenage boy
post #3 of 14
Now thats the sort of brother i would have loved...............to smack!!
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Now thats the sort of brother i would have loved...............to smack!!
me too!

I wonder how many times i would have smacked him if i had a brother
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Now thats the sort of brother i would have loved...............to smack!!
LOL I am a family of 10 so we had a lot of smacks going around........non from the parents...
post #6 of 14
He totally sounds like a typical teenaged boy!! That is pretty funny.
post #7 of 14
He was just b eing a boy. I wouldnt let it get to you. They are annoying at that age! Makes you want to just
post #8 of 14
I cannot begin to list the number of times I went to the kitchen to snack on something and DH finished it off the day before!!!! I sometimes have to hide a particular food item or stress don't eat the last .....(insert food item) before asking me!!! Perhaps its a male trait???
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by GailC
I cannot begin to list the number of times I went to the kitchen to snack on something and DH finished it off the day before!!!! I sometimes have to hide a particular food item or stress don't eat the last .....(insert food item) before asking me!!! Perhaps its a male trait???
John does the same thing to me, usually when there is something chocolate in the house, he always eats the last bit before me! ARG!
post #10 of 14
Sounds like my brother too...
post #11 of 14
This is making me miss hubby who ate everything
post #12 of 14
I couldn't help but say, I love Skittles' signature!! That is too cute. I also think men have some sort of gene that makes them eat the last bits of things. I remember when a friend of mine baked me cupcakes for my birthday one year. My stepdad and brother ate all of them! I didn't even get one! I just saw that my husband ate all of the 'cheesecake' flavored yogurt too.. sigh.
post #13 of 14
Sorry, but this is coming from someone who wouldn't have the motherly patience for this kind of thing.

I agree, it was a silly argument, but I don't think he was all to blame.

I was brought up that if you use up the last of anything, it's polite to ask or say something to avoid this kind of situation.

You should have stated nicely when he first asked to know when the rice was done that you prepared it for yourself because you didn't like potatoes and there was only enough for one left, and that next time, when there was more rice, you'd prepare enough for others too.

If you had done that and then he started to complain, then I would agree it was his issue.

I think you knew by not saying anything he'd start complaining. You were waiting for it.

In my family, since it seems to me both of you were responsible for the complaining in different ways, if the situation couldn't be resolved reasonably, both kids would have been taken to the store the next day to buy a bag of rice each with their own money, and then taken to a local food bank to donate it to a family who doesn't have any potatoes or rice, and kids who are going hungr. They would enjoy it without any silly arguments.

What can I tell you. I'm a rotten Mommy. lol
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Charmed654321
Sorry, but this is coming from someone who wouldn't have the motherly patience for this kind of thing.

I agree, it was a silly argument, but I don't think he was all to blame.

I was brought up that if you use up the last of anything, it's polite to ask or say something to avoid this kind of situation.

You should have stated nicely when he first asked to know when the rice was done that you prepared it for yourself because you didn't like potatoes and there was only enough for one left, and that next time, when there was more rice, you'd prepare enough for others too.

If you had done that and then he started to complain, then I would agree it was his issue.

I think you knew by not saying anything he'd start complaining. You were waiting for it.
I completley agree. The whole thing could have been avoided if you had just pointed out that there wasnt enough rice for the both of you and you had just cooked the last of it for yourself when he mentioned it.

You must have known that he would cause a fuss when come dinner time he would find out that there wasnt enough rice for everyone.
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